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Kiddos & Working Together

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Kiddos & Working Together

After purchasing our first home, money for essentials became tight. Since marrying, Frank and I had never known a time that there was money left over each month. The only exceptions were when I had worked in Massachusetts and Okinawa. In Massachusetts, we had used the extra money to ship our things home, buy my plane ticket home, and to buy Christmas presents for our family.  In Okinawa, I babysat for a family for a year. We put that money in a savings account to pay for shipping our things home, my plane ticket home, down payment on a car and renting a home plus deposits on utilities. While...

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Matching the Eyes

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Matching the Eyes

With Christmas and  New Years celebrated, Springtime of 1978 had begun for Frank, Scotty, and I in Hubbard, Texas. All of the trees were putting on new leaves, the bushes were needing trimming, and the grass needed mowing. Since it was a beautiful Spring day, Frank, Scotty, and I all went outside to spend the day. Frank and I loved to work in our yard, and for the first time, it was actually our yard.  Scotty was busy playing on his swing set in the back yard or riding his hot wheel on the sidewalk in the front yard.  Frank decided to mow the grass first while I worked on cleaning out the...

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Bremond Here We Come

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Bremond Here We Come

Hubbard schools had turned out for the Summer.  Frank, Scotty, and I took a trip to Bremond to find a house to rent.  We lucked out and found a home only a few blocks from downtown, and then we went back to Hubbard to begin the moving.  Frank, Scotty, and I were excited to move to Bremond, which was mostly a Polish community.  This community was known for its amazing Polish sausage. Since the towns of Hubbard and Bremond were only sixty miles apart,  Frank and I did not rent a U-Haul truck for our move.  We had a pickup truck and the Super Beetle that were loaded up and unloaded as we made...

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Another Change

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Another Change

Frank, Scotty, and I loved the people of Bremond, but Frank had begun to worry about something, and it would change our lives and put us in a more permanent place. Contract renewal time was quickly coming up at Bremond schools in the Spring of 1981.  Frank asked me to have a sit-down discussion about renewing his contract.  Frank was concerned that Scotty would be starting to Kindergarten in the Fall of 1981, and he wanted to make sure that Scotty would go through school from Kindergarten until Graduation in one town.  Frank had gone to only one school, Van Vleck, until he graduated and knew...

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Just A Diggin

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Just A Diggin

Once we arrived in Van Vleck, Texas, there was work to be done.  Our trailer house would not get delivered for a few weeks, but that gave us time to get everything set up for its arrival. Frank and his Dad were working shift work and digging the septic lines in the evenings. Frank’s Mom was working as an accountant, and Frank’s little sister, Cindy, was attending a Daycare preschool in Bay City, Texas, where her Mom worked.  Scotty and I were holding down the fort, cooking, cleaning, washing clothes, and being there on the lookout for when Jackson Electric and the Well Company...

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