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On retirement: Remembering when ice cream was a special treat

Before modern refrigeration, eating ice cream was a rare, special treat

On retirement: Remembering when ice cream was a special treat

Nuns still wore habits when I was growing up. I would see them driving, albeit with limited peripheral vision, or at the Catholic hospital where I worked in food service one summer.

But it came as a shock in 1961 when I saw them jostling to get ...

On Retirement: Closet cleaning reveals hidden treasures

Our 9-year-old granddaughter wasn’t particularly interested in looking at the certificates and awards her father garnered in school, but she delighted in deciphering his handwritten thank-you notes, jokes included, and the short letter he wrote ...

On Retirement: unexpected visitor finds old memories
On Retirement: unexpected visitor finds old memories

Like many rural West Virginians, we live on a curving, one-lane gravel road avoided by most larger vehicles, like the mammoth heavy-duty tractor I saw slowing, stopping, backing and then pulling close to our mailbox last month.

Perhaps, I...

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