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Day 11: Kimbark Chronicles Overviewbo

Coming home from school was a bit of an adventure.  Kenwood School was on Dorchester Avenue on the South Side of Chicago.  The best part of walking home was going by St Paul’s Episcopal Church where I was in the girls’ choir.  Mr. Rayfield was the choir director and also a piano teacher.  He was …

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Day 10: Kimbark Chronicles, The Dining Room

Dining Room 1940s The Dining Room The dining room was the hub of activity for our house. Big dinners were everyday occurrences. By this time Ted and Jean Bloch had arrived to stay two weeks–that was a month ago.  Jean and my mother worked things out well in the kitchen.  I loved being in the …

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Day 2: The Beulah House Revisited

  My grandmother and her two sisters lived in the small town of Beulah, Colorado. Nora Annie England Challinor Thomson was an intellectual, talented woman who was always positive.  She had a deep sense of caring for all people.  My grandmother was dignified, had a keen interest in history, played the piano and loved to …

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India Through My Eyes: Part 3 The Lotus Temple, Delhi, India

Overcome all obstacles to get to the Lotus Temple in Delhi at metro stop Kalkaji Mandir.  The day that Lenore and I went throngs of people were present.  They were wearing beautiful clothes of a variety of colors.       You can see the temple from a great distance–it is like gaining focus as you …

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India Through My Eyes, Part 4 The Art of Indian Train Travel

Even though some may interpret what I will recount as negative, it is not intended that way.  I believe that to understand India, you need to travel by train at least three times with at last one overnight train. It really teaches you humility, patience and gives you a greater insight into Indian life. With …

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