Untimely Enlistment

I Never Wanted to Go Never. Seems odd to say it now. I remember looking at the catalog, remember choosing my preference. I remember visiting the recruiter and going with the recruiter to Rhode Island…

Ed’s Enterprises

Lifelong Entertainment There are many stages in life, many stages of childhood. A child’s tastes change many times before they reach adulthood. I recall my focus changing even within my play and entertainment every couple…

Bagheera

Always Up for a Fight When I was fifteen, my mother gave me a kitten. I had wanted a cat since mine had run away when I was eight. But my step-father didn’t like cats….

Drawing the Names

The Big Game Came to Town When I was about ten, the State of Connecticut got into gambling in a big way. They had a lottery, licensed a series of Jai Alai frontons, and eventually…

Auntie Bea

Talcum Powder and Moth Balls My mother’s aunt Beatrice was ten years older than my mother’s mother. Beatrice had grown up in the age of the Flappers and had lived the sheltered life of a…