Category Archives: I Grew up on a Virginia Farm

I Grew up on a Farm in Virginia – No. 5

Walking to Susie’s (Age 4) In No 4, we learned about “How I learned to Cuss” I grew up in a simpler time and in a simpler place. By now, if you have followed my “I Grew Up on a … Continue reading

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My Mother (Continued)

No. 8 – Mother’s Cooking – And then there were grits. (My apologies, this article was posted out of sequence.) Following up on the topic of cooking; growing up in Virginia, you would think grits would have been a regular … Continue reading

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I Grew up on a Farm in Virginia – No. 4

Days at the Beach (and How I learned to Cuss!) In No. 3, we left me “afloat” on a stuffed horse in a mud puddle! Lois and Susie would go to Virginia Beach every summer before I started school. Those … Continue reading

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My Mother: Florence Lois Rice Richmond (or Why I am an Only Child)

Monday Rewind I started this series and was distracted. Here is the second installment. No. 2 –  Why I am an Only Child My mother, Lois Richmond, had a significant influence on my life, interests, career choices, and the fact … Continue reading

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I Grew up on a Farm in Virginia – No. 3

The Richmonds Come to the Farm At the end of No 2. You may recall that my grandmother, Susie, married W.R. Shackleford, and that is how we came to be on the farm at Moyseneck. W.R. died in 1940 as … Continue reading

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I Grew Up on a Farm in Virginia

Monday’s Rewind Foreword – This is the first in a series of posts that I originally posted in early 2014. These are stories about my growing up in Virginia on a farm. It will cover roughly 20 years–maybe more. I … Continue reading

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A Mama ‘Possum at Last

From my earliest memories as a child, I had a several nice big books with pictures and stories about common animals. The images were drawn, pen and ink in subdued colors. There were deer, raccoon, a wolverine and a drawing … Continue reading

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Radishes – A Childhood Flashback

You never know what is going to evoke some distant memory. This summer, we put in a “real” garden for the first time in many years—and that is only because my neighbor kindly agreed to let me use a corner … Continue reading

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Monochrome Madness 2-45

Posted in Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness 2-45 Nostalgia What the city of Oz might have looked like-in black and white-as Dorthy and friends approached. I am beginning to understand why I really like monochrome/black and white photos. My first camera … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story: The Perfect Christmas Tree…Sort of…

It was the second week in December. I was fourteen or fifteen years old and I was taller and, some even said, a bit more mature than most my age. My father would suggest there were lapses in the maturity … Continue reading

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