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World War II Draftee

World War II Draftee My friend and I had been to the movies and we were coming and they were talking about Pearl Harbor. We just said, “Where ...

Tom Julian | 2011
Education and Jobs

How would you like to be graduating from college and looking for a job in today's market? Pretty scary, right? The cost of higher education has ...

Bob Grady | 2013

I would not want to be looking for a job in this economy. My daughter, who has just reached the half century mark, has been searching ...

Bob Grady | 2013
1968 and Me

The year 1968 saw many horrendous events take place. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated. The TV showed the killing of a...

Bob Grady | 2013
40s Music

I went to high school from 1946 to 1950 at Sacred Heart, a converted elementary Catholic school located on Wolcott Street in Waterbury, Connecti...

Bob Grady | 2013
A Modest Proposal

With apologies to Jonathan Swift, I suggest the following modest proposal. There are many people who are concerned about rights given to them by...

Bob Grady | 2013

I must have been nine or ten at the time of this incident but it has remained a vivid picture in my mind ever since. We were driving to my grand...

Bob Grady | 2013

Coincidence? The sixties for me was a time of stabilizing my personal life. In 1960, I was twenty-eight, newly married, a substitute teacher and...

Bob Grady | 2014
Santa Claus on the Santa Fe Railroad

Yes, I am Papa Noel on the Austin Steam Train, whose rail yards are in my home town of Cedar Park, Texas, only some four miles from our home. Th...

Squeeze Box Charley | 2012