Sitting On The Stoop (Old Post, Slightly Edited)

https://fivedotoh.com/2020/08/26/fowc-with-fandango-nothing/ I remember sitting on the stoop (actually just a long, low, red step) in front of my old apartment building, doing nothing, according to the grown-ups. But I was really very busy:Reading comic books.Eating ices.Listening to the radio.Eating David's Pumpkin Seeds (the shells were covered with salt; they were more salt than seed!)Talking with … Continue reading Sitting On The Stoop (Old Post, Slightly Edited)

So Special, So Close (Old Post, Slightly Edited)

https://fivedotoh.com/2020/08/25/fowc-with-fandango-somewhere/ When I was a kid, I didn't have to go very far.... I didn't have to go far at all..... to go somewhere special. The candy store was right there on the corner of my block. It's funny how many non-candy items were sold there, and, most likely, at most corner candy stores. Come … Continue reading So Special, So Close (Old Post, Slightly Edited)

I’d Like To Apologize To Mary (SPOILER ALERT)

If you aren't familiar with the "Little House" books and/or TV show, this post contains a spoiler. I'd seen the "Little House" books in the library for years, but somehow I'd never gotten around to reading them. And then I read "The Story Behind Modern Books", by Elizabeth Rider Montgomery. One of the books she … Continue reading I’d Like To Apologize To Mary (SPOILER ALERT)

Amusement Park Incident [Adapted From an Old Post]

FOWC with Fandango — Credibility I remember a time, back in the 1950s, when my credibility was doubted by one man, and defended by another. I grew up within walking distance of Coney Island, but even closer to my apartment building, just down the block and across the street, was a small, but to a child, wonderful, … Continue reading Amusement Park Incident [Adapted From an Old Post]