Category Archives: 3rd Grade- Eugene, OR

Age 8-9

Swollen Shut

Trying to escape the sweltering house, Jerry and I laid out blankets in the front lawn under the dining room window. Jason and Je’re were asleep in their shared bedroom and rather than Jerry sleeping on his couch and me … Continue reading

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Hot Summer Days- 1976

When I was in third grade we lived in Eugene, Oregon at the base of a long hill on Washington Street. The slope eased about a block from our house at the edge of Washington Park, a large 2-square block … Continue reading

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My Stepmother Liked to Race Trains

I had a stepmother who liked to race trains. We would be at the caboose of the train and she would floor it. Her ’72 Roadrunner would thunder down the road while the four of us kids, unstrapped, screaming would … Continue reading

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