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It was an Arranged Marriage

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Day 11: Kimbark Chronicles Overview

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Day 5: Fragments Flying in the Wind

Oh, it has fallen right in that pile of wet leaves. It’s fragments of some old paper. Maybe tissue paper. Whose is it? Wait, it is a letter from Christmas past. No, that is not possible. Pasts don’t write letters. … Continue reading

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Day 4: Lost and Found, Part 1

Sometimes you feel you have lost something really important in your life but in the end it provided the motivation to change. I remember a time in my life when I had moved to Honolulu to be with a new … Continue reading

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Day 3 Mood Indigo

“You ain’t been blue” is how it starts.  I recall as a teenager playing that record (a disk with grooves that when encountered with a special needle produced sound) over and over again.  I would dance and dance around the … Continue reading

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India Through My Eyes: Part 7 Jaipur

Jaipur was the first city in India where I arrived on my own.  I had opted out of an overnight train from Varanasi  to Delhi with a connection to another train to Jaipur. I was concerned about what would happen … Continue reading

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India Through My Eyes: Part 6 Sarnath and Introducion to Servas

  Servas is an organization whose main purpose to promote peace in the world. Servas facilitates the meeting of individuals from different cultures by having a host and guest component.  The organization checks into each new member applying to see … Continue reading

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Kimbark Chronicles: The Family Expands

The Family Expands “Tommy, Mother has gone to the hospital.  Soon we will have a new baby in the family.  Maybe even tonight.” “I hope it is a boy.” said my five-year old brother, Tommy.  “Someone I can play ball … Continue reading

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Cold Colorado Stream

Cold Colorado Stream My funniest recollection of a stream was while our family was camping in the mountains of Colorado at a fairly high elevation.  We were with another family and having so much fun. My brother Tommy and I … Continue reading

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