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IN CASE OF ATTACK11

In Case of Attack

When you see the flash...
5 0'clock8

Five O'clock Shadow

I was certain. It had to be Kennedy.

I'm done telling this story, but the site will live on. Check out my (mostly satirical) commentary about the election and other matters at EdSteinInk.com! -- Ed

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Part 36

Home for Supper

Our mothers had only one rule on summer days.HomeDinner1It was understood that we were not to leave the block unless we were with another kid or two, but otherwise, the whole day was ours.
HomeDinner2This morning it rained, which was a blessing, because it cooled things off, plus it gave us something fun to do.
HomeDinner3I put a stick in the water running along the curb, and Billy, who lived in the house across the street, and I followed it as it bobbed along.
HomeDinner4It kept going all the way to New Road, then took a left turn and kept moving until it disappeared into a drain.
HomeDinner5We hopped over the little fence into the drainage ditch and decided to follow that. The stick disappeared, but that didn’t matter. We had a new world to discover.
HomeDinner6The trees along the ditch were really thick. It was easy to imagine that we had been transported to some place far away.
HomeDinner9We walked for miles. Sometimes the ditch just ended and we had to walk through people’s yards, jump their fences, and walk for a couple of blocks to pick up the trail again.
HomeDinner7Every turn in the trail led us to a new and different adventure.
HomeDinner8We went to the far ends of the Earth.
HomeDinner10Along the way we collected priceless treasures from the exotic places we visited.
HomeDinner11By the time we were ready to go home, we were wet and dirty and tired.
HomeDinner12When I got home Mom made me take a bath and change my clothes. As always, she put a huge glass of iced tea on the table.

“What did you do all day?” she asked.
HomeDinner13“Nothing.”

 

 

IN CASE OF ATTACK11

In Case of Attack

When you see the flash...
5 0'clock8

Five O'clock Shadow

I was certain. It had to be Kennedy.

I'm done telling this story, but the site will live on. Check out my (mostly satirical) commentary about the election and other matters at EdSteinInk.com! -- Ed

Visit EdSteinInk.com