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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