My Cornfield

A Memory of a Simpler Time The house was at 351 Main Street. The phone number was Evergreen 8-4949. My memory for numbers and little facts was always good. Names, not so much. There were…

Mr. Kirtland

Hide and Seek with Pencil Proxies My grandfather was a businessman. He started his career as a lineman for Connecticut Light and Power, but moved naturally into sales. During the Rural Electrification project prior to…

Malloy’s 5 & 10

Where I Spent More Time Than Money Mr. Malloy was long gone when I used to frequent his 5 & 10 cent store. Perhaps there was a Malloy in the store when my mother went…

Bobby

A boy needs a leader when looking for trouble. My friend Jonathan and I knew Bobby. We would see him with his dog, Poochie, going by on the sidewalk or walking to school. He seemed…

Jonathan

Boyhood & Best Friends It is hard for me to remember exactly. I was about to turn four. My parents and I had our Christmas and home and visited both sets of grandparents, but in…