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Preserving Historic Moments

Preserving Historic Moments

This week our country had an historical presidential elections.  It was a moment of pride and emotion for the entire nation as we elected our first African American President. When historical events, disasters, or momentous occasions occur, do you write about them and save them for your family?  After interviewing several older relatives and wondering what they felt or thought during World War II, the Civil Rights Movement, the day Kennedy was shot, or the day Nixon resigned, I decided…

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The Corner Store

The Corner Store

When I was growing up, there was a store on the corner of Delano Street. It was called J & J’s. It was run by Asian immigrants, Daniel and Irene. To this day, I have no idea what the J & J stood for. The store wasn’t very big. When you came in the door (which was really a regular ol’ screen door), the candy counter with cash register was right there. If you walked to the left, you walked…

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