Best Sellers Trophy for Everyone
Literature Senior Stories

Best Sellers: Trophy for Everyone

Want to write a best-selling book? No problem. Scribble something on a piece of paper. Find a writer to spin it into yarn. Publish it and presto. You’ve got a best seller in today’s market, or so it seems. I can’t recall in my eight decades of ever seeing as many “Best Seller” books as…

Christmas Fruitcake
Senior Stories

Christmas Fruitcake: A Missing Time Piece

This has been the first Christmas season in my 82 years that I can remember not receiving a single bite of fruitcake. Maybe the fact that so much of our holiday buying has switched over to internet shopping accounts for the absence of the typical fruitcake deluge. Or maybe it’s the fact that there are…

Breaking-News-Newspaper
Senior Stories

Breaking News: No Longer Real News

I remember V-E Day and especially V-J Day because I was a nine-year-old with a paper route. The newspapers came out with “Extra” editions announcing the breaking news; as the war in Europe and Japan ended in 1945. That was real “Breaking News” unlike the overload of so-called “Breaking News” announcements we are inundated with…

Come Fly With Me: Pipe J3 Cub
Senior Stories

Come Fly With Me: A Pilot Story

It’s 70 degrees with no wind, clear skies and visibility unlimited. Just perfect for landing one of the old Pipe J3 Cubs I used to fly on the 16th fairway of the golf course off my porch where I live in central Florida. Out in Texas, Bush 4141, a special train carrying the casket and…

Going Home: Chambers Road Bridge
Senior Stories

Going Home: Everything Changes

They say you can’t go home but you can. It’s a great journey. When you leave Tampa in 85-degree weather and pick up your rental car at Port Columbus in Ohio in 19-degree weather and find an ice scraper lying on the front seat, you know you may be in some deep doo-doo but I…

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