Monthly Archives: January 2013

Remembering my Uncles

My aunts all married wonderful, loving, supportive men. I cannot think how any couples could have been better suited to each other. Ernest McClure married Cassie; they had no children. He was known to everyone as Tex although he came … Continue reading

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My Mother and Her Sisters

Carl and Rosa Dancer’s seven daughters were all remarkable women, good-looking, full of spirit and energy. Growing up during the worst of the Great Depression, they certainly knew how to work hard but also how to have fun. The oldest … Continue reading

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Remembering My Grandmother

My grandmother, Rosa Ellen Youngblood Dancer, was surely the most amazing woman I have ever known. She was born in 1898, the child of a strong-willed Irish mother and a Cherokee father. She was a good-looking young woman, about five … Continue reading

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Remembering my Grandfather

Do you have good memories of your grandparents? My grandparents knew each other practically all their lives.  They were born in 1898 and their families lived in the same area. They grew up and went to school together, and worked … Continue reading

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Being a Young Adult: 1955-1959

My, how the years go by. Here I am at seventy-five, looking back at being eighteen and nineteen.  I graduated from high school in February, 1955. I was seventeen. I had started working for Shaw & Lunt Real Estate and … Continue reading

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Being A Young Adult in 1955

After graduating from high school and turning eighteen, I soon decided I wanted to live on my own.  I was working as a secretary for Shaw & Lunt, Real Estate and Insurance.  I looked around for something I could afford, … Continue reading

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Looking Back at High School Days

High School is such a huge part of our lives that it may be good to look back and reflect. I went to Alameda High, Alameda, California.  I had moved from Lamont to Alameda the previous year and attend 8th … Continue reading

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Writing and Re-writing

It was suggested to me that my memoir could be revised as a children’s book.  I considered it as a “remember when” book for people my age.  But, I thought, why not?  So, I am taking out some of the … Continue reading

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I Love Trivia

I Love Trivia.  I love riddles, nursery rhymes, limericks, jokes. ………………………………………….. Will you remember me in an hour?    … Yes. Will you remember me in a day?        … Yes. Will you remember me in a week?      … Yes. Will you … Continue reading

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Looking Back and Looking Forward

When you look back on your life, the growing up years, the young adult years, what do you think?  Do you feel that you made the right choices along the way?  Could you have done better, avoided problems, been happier?  … Continue reading

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