Category Archives: 6th and 7th Grade- Gresham, OR

Ages 11-13

If Anyone Was Going to Die, It Would Be Bob

Come on… you knew this was coming… There was such incongruence with the ideas that I couldn’t get them to fit together in my head. I was pretty sure from my Catholic upbringing that suicide was an unforgiveable sin, but … Continue reading

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The Summer of Awakening and Loss

When the Greyhound arrived in Deer Lodge my grandparents were not there to meet me. After walking the 20 or so blocks to their house, I realized that my mother had neglected to contact them regarding my visit. After trying … Continue reading

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Like the Wealthy Boycotting Walmart

It was the summer between my seventh and eighth grades years, the summer before the shit hit the fan. Mom was working at the Hooper Detox Center downtown Portland, where the paddy wagon would round the drunks off of the … Continue reading

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In Love With This Beautiful Man

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Queen

My finger was the size of an Italian sausage and had attained similar coloration- black, brown, purple and shiny blue. I had spent the previous day helping Bob wire a house and had hit my middle finger directly with a … Continue reading

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The Crowd Pogoed and Swayed in Celebration

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A Big Loud Rat

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Welcome to Oregon

We arrived in Portland in record time. It was fairly early in the evening, probably around six  or seven. Of course, in 1978, Portland was a very different place but to all of us it was a magical place, a … Continue reading

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Jerry, the Protector of Evil

Jerry, the protector of evil in our household, was about to leave home in an awesome epic moment. Bob and Jerry had gotten in a fight that culminated around the pickup bed of Bob’s truck, Jerry on one side and Bob … Continue reading

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