Memorial Day has always loomed large over my family. As each generation began to pass away, the responsibility for flowers on the graves fell to my mother. There were flowers to be purchased to meet the needs of changing cemetery regulations. But the difficult thing was that the number of graves increased. I grew up…

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In my early years, probably age seven to nine, I found Main Street in my hometown an endless source of mystery and adventure. My family home was a short walk, two and one-half blocks from the corner of Main Street (State Highway 13) and Bennet Street. This was the fork in the road, and businesses…

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