Category Archives: memories

War Creek Road

I was explaining how marvelous my diminutive, relatively new sports car was handling through the curves on Route 519 in northern Morgan County.  My passenger seemed distracted.  It could have been because he was thinking “uh-oh”. We were driving to school on … Continue reading

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Ezel Presbyterian Church

      I was in a testosterone fog. Like the tops of the eastern Kentucky hills hidden by the fog of this particular winter, rainy, day, my judgement was clouded by the current state of my machismo.  My bravado … Continue reading

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J. Geils

  I stood outside Wetherby Gymnasium feeling all grown up.   I could smell the excitement, the freedom, an occassional whiff of Smashburgers from the Dairy Cheer across the street and dirty denim.  There was also a strange smell, like burning rope, but … Continue reading

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The Thumb Sucker

      I look out my window into the back yard and see the tire swing and it reminds me… My son stood at the end of the aisle and waited for his bride.  She would  be escorted by … Continue reading

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Wrigley Tunnel

We were racing up the steps to the platform.   I knew it would be close. My wife and I were trying to catch the subway in Midtown Manhattan to go to Battery Park to ride the Staten Island Ferry. I … Continue reading

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Remembering Park Drive-In

Today I am feeling a little nostalgic… I don’t know if looking at this photo made me nostalgic or nostalgia came  so I looked at this picture.   Either way today I am thinking about the past. I took this … Continue reading

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Girl with Red Bucket

The Vegas odds were against me.  There was much talk on the street of which I was not aware. Would I leave a trail of salty tears and blubbering goo, akin to slug slime, down the center aisle of the … Continue reading

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Big Mac Bridge

I was saddened by the recent death of Stan Musial. He was a prolific hitter known affectionately as “Stan the Man” and played for the St.Louis Cardinals from 1941 to 1963. He was my dad’s favorite baseball player. The earliest … Continue reading

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Morgan County Office Building

This building is very familiar to most folks who grew up in Morgan County, Kentucky and have lived there anytime from the 1930’s til now. Currently this building houses offices of the Morgan County government. Many of us Morgan Countians … Continue reading

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Lynn’s Paradise Cafe

I was distraught when I read Lynn’s Paradise Cafe had closed its doors. My wife and I loved eating breakfast at Lynn’s Paradise Cafe when we were in Louisville, Kentucky. Lynn’s Paradise Cafe was one of those restaurants that was … Continue reading

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