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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

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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Bridgeport Depot Museum, Alabama

Several “I Grew up on a Farm in Virginia” posts make reference to the railroad that crossed the road to the house, specifically (My First Night with the Car). From as far back as I can remember I could hear … Continue reading

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Early Mornings – A Special Morning Canvas (c. 1954)

Since my earliest childhood, I have enjoyed something about each morning. Perhaps I was influenced by my father. Living on a farm meant—for him, and therefore me, too—having to start at sunrise to complete all of the tasks demanded to … Continue reading

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Would you like to participate in writing a novel?

I have been thinking about my “Modest Proposal” and what I would really like to do. First, by now, most of you who have followed my postings probably realize I enjoy the writing process—at least when I have, or can … Continue reading

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Water Skiing with my Father – Part 2

From the time we first started learning to ski, we took turns pulling each other. The challenge was getting my father up on the skis, but he could not get the skis, tow rope, acceleration, and balance coordinated long enough … Continue reading

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A Modest (Book) Proposal

Category: I Grew Up on a Farm in Virginia Growing up on the farm, probably in high school, I made a large, poster sized map of the farm. The basic map was a topographical map, showing elevations, roads, symbols for … Continue reading

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Lizards, Turtles and Snakes, Oh My! – Snakes Part 1

Category: I Grew Up on a Farm in Virginia From as far back as I can remember, I have been fascinated with all creatures, but especially reptiles and amphibians. My parents encouraged my curiosity. Lois knew most of the reptiles … Continue reading

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Searching for Fossils – Many More Walks

Category: I Grew Up on a Farm in Virgina Exploring the Beach Many of my experiences are associated with my walks—the walks were the key to my discovery and learning process. The river, from the marsh to just before curve … Continue reading

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Fishing on the Farm Part 2 – Fishing before Football Practice

Fish for breakfast was not uncommon in my family. For that matter, my father (and I) liked salted herring and scrambled eggs for breakfast. By the time I was in high school, I had perfected the art of preparing fresh … Continue reading

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