Category Archives: Feel Good

A Virginia Tradition-Field Parties

The following little story is a teenager’s confession of guilt.  It comes forty-years after the infractions were committed and safely after any statutes of limitations or the possibility of  being grounded at home for a month. Continue reading A Virginia Tradition-Field Parties

Lineman for the County

This past week of painfully oppressive hot and humid days had me experiencing hazy flashbacks, not because of a heat stroke or dehydration, but the vivid memories of a summer spent as a teen working with the construction crew of the Shenandoah Telephone Company (now Shentel). Continue reading Lineman for the County

A Blast from the Past

 

John, my friend since childhood, told me months ago that he had been saving something for me and that he’d deliver the next time that we saw each other.  That next time, oddly enough, was at a funeral.  I was a pallbearer and he works for the funeral home that was providing services for the deceased.  True to his word, John retrieved a small collection of items from the back seat of a company vehicle. Continue reading A Blast from the Past

Makes Perfect Sense to Me

You know that flood of memories that you get when you hear that certain song on the radio, catch a whiff of a certain aroma in the air, or taste something special for the first time in years.  A person’s five senses sure can play games with their mind; some producing smiles full of happiness, while others stir the pot of sadness which you thought were safely set aside forever. Continue reading Makes Perfect Sense to Me