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A Sojourn Among Pine Trees: My Time at Duke

Nine generations of the family lived in the lap of mountains.  Like doting grandparents they watched over us, protected us from whatever was beyond and taught us lessons in silence. The sounds of our stories and songs echoed from the … Continue reading

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Spring Chickens

I must have been five or six years old when the chickens came. We had learned that it was not wise to keep chickens, as the traffic from the nearby highway, as well as the occasional car on the old … Continue reading

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