Ice on the Pond (December 1980)

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Me (3) December 1980

In December of 1980, our pond froze over. So, we did what all good people do when a pond freezes. We grabbed a sled and tempted death by goofing around on it. Continue reading “Ice on the Pond (December 1980)”

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The Tragic Tale of Two Little Pigs (and a Couple of Not-So-Little Ones)

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L to R: Nameless runt (the pig, not me), Me (3), Dad (23) (October 1980)

By the autumn of 1980 we had fully moved into our new place of residence. It was a bit lonely in the woods, so, we did what any reasonable family would do, we got some pigs. Continue reading “The Tragic Tale of Two Little Pigs (and a Couple of Not-So-Little Ones)”

Sleeping Inside of a Football Shaped Toy Box and Other Things That Happened in the Summer of 1980


This was my “chicken house”. It was created as a football shaped toy box, however, not satisfied with using things for their intended purposes (and not a fan of sports), I (3) turned it into my own special place of rest and relaxation. I feel like this explains a lot about me as a child, and an adult. I think we were fully moved into our new home at this point, however, it’s difficult to tell, because it appears that the Mitchell’s house and our trailer both had the same carpet. Weird. Continue reading “Sleeping Inside of a Football Shaped Toy Box and Other Things That Happened in the Summer of 1980”