Monthly Archives: September 2010

Exotic Eats

   When I was around 7, my mother attempted to wash my mouth out with soap. It was wintertime, and we lived then in New York. Later that day I knew we were due to see the doctor for (yuck) … Continue reading

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Injuries

   When I was 5 I caused my first accident. We were all sitting at the table having a meal, and I started imitating a hiccuping train conductor I’d seen on a cartoon. “All aboard-hic!” I announced, jerking my head … Continue reading

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Levittown

   When I was 1 to 3, we lived in Levittown, NY. That’s the site of my earliest memories. I didn’t know till I was an adult that the two Levittowns (New York and Pennsylvania) were the first tract home suburban … Continue reading

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Addenda and Apology

Although I don’t get many comments posted in this blog, I do receive some feedback. Here are additional words about two subjects. Regarding horses and girls (Riding – September 21), my friend Geri avers that, for her, the power of … Continue reading

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Cinderella

   When I was nearly 9 we moved into our new Cinderella Home in Chula Vista. I had no idea then or now why that name was chosen, unless it was the slightly gingerbread trim on the ranch houses or the … Continue reading

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California

     When I was 8¾, we moved from New York to California. The New York airport was then called Idlewild. I’d been to California once before, three years earlier. Me, Steve, Mom and Dad flew out to visit Dad’s family. … Continue reading

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Air

When I was 5½, I had my first airplane ride. The carrier was TWA or Pan Am, and we crossed the continent. We lived in Glen Cove, NY at the time. That’s on Long Island. My mother’s family was still … Continue reading

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