Tag Archives: Childhood

The Vacation bump in the road

Do you remember those days as a kid… The day finally arrives when your vacation starts. Into the car, getting on the road and someone, don’t know who, told the Transportation Department that you were Leaving today taking this road … Continue reading

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Memorial Day and Memories

Photo was taken on Rte 22A just south of Vergennes in June 2007. Some of you may be old enough to remember as kids, buying a roll or two of red, white and blue crepe paper with which we decorated … Continue reading

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The Last of Steam Power

Looking at the drive wheel of a Union Pacific Bug Boy engine, one might find it hard to understand how a small driver could produce such power. the drive wheels were small, not like the large ones on passenger locomotives. … Continue reading

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Mother and Child

In my wanderings, I wound up at my sister’s house. She and her husband had just bought the place and needed a tyke to help fill up some of the space. She obliged. My arrival was around Christmas eve, 1970. … Continue reading

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The face in your eyelids

How many times when you’ve had a fever, maybe not a high one but around 100.6° and you’re not asleep and not awake. You know there is some one in the room, close, very close, for you can sense them. … Continue reading

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There’s something on…

…on my fingers. After you go to sleep you don’t want to leave extremities ticking out from under the covers. You never know who is going to visit and fingers are tasty to nibble on for certain critters. As all … Continue reading

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The Jabberwocky

Don’t be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic. With Antonio Frasconi, we did more than just woodcuts. Bookmaking was a favorite and we spent time learning many ways to bind our work. … Continue reading

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They look peaceful in the daytime

All the little things that one sees as a kid in the woods are peaceful and part of the surroundings. but at night, things change…you find the most mundane little take on a different persona and have a tendency to … Continue reading

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Back alley beggars

In those places in your dreams, where the pavement is damp with oily pools of dark liquid and the buildings crowd close to the street…you scurry along hoping to get to your destination. You can see the glimmer of light … Continue reading

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The old property marker

As any kid can tell you, this marks the end of their world and the start of anew one; maybe it is another Terabithia. Admonishments kept the younger explorers from violating that invisible barrier; age cured that prohibition. Everyone had … Continue reading

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