Category Archives: childhood experience

Kimbark Chronicles: Introduction

Just after World War II my parents purchased a large home on Kimbark Avenue on the South Side of Chicago. Our family was in transition as my Mother, my brother and I had lived with grandparents in Pennsylvania while was … Continue reading

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Homecoming Delight

“Today is the day that Daddy will be back with us.” my mother announced. “Oh, Daddy, Daddy, Daddy. Will he wear his white straw hat with the black ribbon like when he worked in the bank in Chicago?” I asked. … Continue reading

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Early Lessons in Bethayres

I did not have to go to kindergarten in Allentown, Pennsylvania which was the closest school to Bethayres.  I didn’t need to start first grade until I was six and that was next year.  My two-year old brother and I … Continue reading

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The beginning of my travels

I was yanked out of kindergarten after only two months. That was fine with me.  School did not seem nearly as fun as exploring the fields around our house in Clarendon Hills, Illinois. That October night was dark and cold.  … Continue reading

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