View from the sheepfold

I Voted

One of my early childhood memories was talking to my father about the presidential election. It must have been 1956, when Eisenhower and Nixon ran for re-election, because I was only a year old in 1952. An airplane had dropped balloons and flyers down on our Long...

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An M&M Day

  NATIONAL M&M DAY, OCTOBER 13 In the early days of television--not in the beginning, but close to the beginning--an ad appeared on TV in glowing black and white: a girl and a boy, about 8 years old, the girl in an organdy Sunday-best dress and white gloves,...

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Autumn Poem

AUTUMN POEM When songbirds flock together, Preparing for southward flight, And shorter days spread darkness Into longer nights, The wind blows pinecones from the trees While acorns plunk to earth, And frisky squirrels hop to and fro Hoarding food for winter’s dearth....

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