Monthly Archives: July 2016

To Me, He Looked Like Elliott Ness of “Untouchables” fame…

     Oh, you know—the good guy…the one who went after the mob…the thugs…the ones selling the booze, shady women, drugs or other illegal substances in the period of the Depression. Yep, that’s what I thought. To me, my Dad, John … Continue reading

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The Bridges of West Warwick

                                                                                                                                                                           If the 19 original Bridges of Madison County, Iowa (immortalized in a book by the same name by Robert James Waller and its subsequent movie,) were covered, wooden affairs, those that spanned rivers in West Warwick, in an earlier … Continue reading

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A Note to Readers….

Does Asheville as Retirement Town deserve its star billing? In short, does it really have a leg up on its competition? I know…all the talk about West Warwick on this site might almost get you to think I’m not writing … Continue reading

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Poliomyelitis and ‘the Gun:’ a West Warwick Girl’s Memories of Life in the 50’a and 60’s

It’s street name? Polio. It’s what scared us to death in my growing up years of the 50’s. Its advent and its conquering was what got vaccination its well-deserved recognition as life-saver…at least in that time period. Polio was as … Continue reading

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‘Screwing Around’ at the Donut Kettle

  Or….Youthful Hijinx…Charity Collecting…The Donut Kettle….Mruk’s…and when I learn the WORST swear word in the English language….    “Screw the lid on the top of the sugar shaker just like this, so it appears as if it’s on,” Joe whispered … Continue reading

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