Eli Whitney, in 1795, at the tender age of 27, invented the cotton gin, the “gin” being slang for “engine.” Little did he suspect that his simple machine, designed and built in only ten days, would revolutionize the entire soc1al and economic structure of the “southern section of the United States. The cotton gin separated…

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We were all in grade school: Bernie Deutsch, Dale Honeyman, TomBurr and me, all in the eighth grade, all twelve years old. We had gone to spend the afternoon at Dale’s farmhouse. Dale had a large family, but that day the rest of the family was gone. They had three cars, but only two we…

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Start by making a brief outline of your life, decade by decade. Where were you born? When? Family size? Describe your childhood. What do you remember as positive events? Negative events ? Holidays and celebrations? Schools, friends, organizations, teachers, pets? Teen years? Moves? Jobs? Friends? Twenties: education, jobs, love life, adventures, aspirations, national events.Thirties, forties,…

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Twas the night before Christmas and all through the town No roses were frozen, no snow fluttered down. No children in flannels were tucked into bed they all were shorty pajamas instead. T0 find Christmas bouquets was not very hard, For poinsettias grew in every backyard. In front of the houses, Daddies and Moms. were¬†…

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It feels sooooo good to be back home again! On the road, away from your abode it’s hard to find stuff, searching for things can be tough.   Things you really NEED, aren’t always there indeed, Like scissors, and scotch tape and flashlights and pocket knives.   (Damn those terrorists!),   And finger nail files…

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When asked the frequently asked question, “How are you? An old and wonderful friend of mine used to respond with, “Still Kicking, BUT NOT AS HIGH!” That’s my situation, too. Still swimming, but not as far, Still dancing, but not as fast. Still loving, but not as often. Still sleeping, but not as regular. Still…

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