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0savesSave Buffer* 17 … SHOPKEEPER (06/10/2011) At first, the retired shopkeeper’s statement didn’t quite register with the eldest sibling. A puzzled look swept across his face, and the old man took the opportunity to say more. “Apparently, yer brother woke … Continue reading

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0savesSave Buffer* 16 … TRAIN AND MEMORIES (05/19/2011, the day I finished reading Jim Hinckley’s “Ghost Towns of Route 66” book) The oldest sibling could hear the distinct whistle of the approaching train as he steered his Caprice Classic onto … Continue reading

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0savesSave Buffer* 15 … AWAKENING (05/15/2011) Just a few hours later, the eldest’s brain was brimming with activity once again. He awoke, before his alarm sounded, with such an electrical jolt that even he wondered exactly what had prompted his … Continue reading

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0savesSave Buffer* 14 … LATE NIGHT AND A WHISTLE (05/09/2011) Late one evening, the eldest sibling was lying in bed awake. Just 4 days prior, he and his younger brother had verbalized the possibility of the road trip along Route … Continue reading

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0savesSave Buffer* 13 … ROAD TRIP RUSH (04/29/2011) Days later, the two brothers hadn’t made any definitive plans for the road trip. The youngest was still waiting for WSM to let him know if they’d set it up so he … Continue reading

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0savesSave Buffer* 11 … TO MAKE CONNECTIONS * (04/13/2011) As their sister entered the business, the eldest sibling greeted her at the front door. She looked at her older brother quizzically, while peering around him to smile at her younger … Continue reading

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It was a normal evening, whatever normal meant for spring 2001. In those days, I wasn’t a member of many message boards, if any at all. Instead, I spent my “extra” time chatting with family and friends on AIM. Thursday … Continue reading

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* 10 … STALL TACTIC * (03/12/2011) The middle sibling steered her car into the business parking area right next to her older brother’s Caprice. “Figures he would bring that one,” she muttered to herself as she turned her car … Continue reading

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* 9 … THE DRIVE AND A REVELATION * (02/21/2011) The drive seemed to take forever, but the elder brother wasn’t sure if that was because he wasn’t driving or because the two brothers sat in silence the entire time … Continue reading

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0savesSave * 5 … THE LETTER * The service for their Mom was well-attended, as they expected. The state museum’s auditorium served as the backdrop, and people agreed that it worked well and was appropriate for the life being celebrated. … Continue reading

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