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Monday, October 29, 2012

TRICK-OR-TREATING


One night of bliss - eating as much candy as we wanted - wearing simple costumes that were thrown together at the last minute - trick-or-treating in neighborhoods without parents since it was considered a safe outing - and sometimes being invited inside a home to sing a song or do a jig before we were given our treat. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

CATFISH, A REAL SOUTHERN DELICACY


Even though catfish eat from the bottoms of lakes, ponds and rivers, and are considered scum fish by many gourmands, a Southern fish fry featuring catfish (dredged in a mixture of 1/2 cornmeal and 1/2 flour before frying crispy brown), hush puppies and cole slaw was (and continues to be) a mouth-watering event.

Monday, October 15, 2012

EARLY LISTENING DEVICE

I thought I heard the ocean beckoning from lands far away, and wondered what other mysteries my future held.

Monday, October 8, 2012

BACKYARD CARNIVAL


My sister and I spent many summer hours planning and implementing our very own backyard carnival featuring clowns, games and exotic animals.  The whole neighborhood was invited.  A huge Texas thunderstorm appeared and the exotic animals (dogs, lizards, frogs) escaped, the cable (clothesline) holding up our grand tent (army blanket) broke, and everyone ran home, including the ringmaster (neighborhood boy).  It was an exciting disaster!