Monthly Archives: July 2010

Chapter 8: My Life as a Street Urchin

I have a confession to make.  I was a Paperboy for almost 10 years.  I still have nightmares about it sometimes. It was a fascinating way to both earn money and to meet and spend time with friends.  It also … Continue reading

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Chapter 7: Scott’s Turn: A Process Check

I’ve pulled this new blog together rather quickly.  So maybe, I should take a moment to catch my breathe and think this through… I think the fact that I don’t have to worry anymore about my Mother’s thoughts  and opinions … Continue reading

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Chapter 6: The Son of a Preacher Man

Besides camping, another pivotal event happened the year I was 12  years old. A Minister, filling in at one of the Southern Baptist Churches,  had a sudden heart attack and died, leaving his wife and 4 children stuck in Danville. … Continue reading

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Chapter 5: Camping with My Family

I have no fear of hell.  I lost that fear at around age 12.  That’s when I was stuck for one long, rainy week, with my family in a Cox Camper at a campground in Myrtle Beach,  South Carolina.  Nothing … Continue reading

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Chapter 4: The Long Goodbye

As many of you know, I have been a little preoccupied with my Mother lately. I’m going to be a little kinder this time… We have finally reached the point where my sister and I are needing to transition my … Continue reading

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Chapter 3: The Peach Chiffon Cocktail Dress

We went to see my Mother in her Assisted Living facility a couple of days ago and I now know what it would be like to visit “Maggie the Cat” at age 78.  With dementia…. It’s hard, after spending years … Continue reading

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Chapter 2: Some Thoughts on the Parental Units

Before we go much farther, I want to set a little more perspective on my parents. I’m going to be rough on them.  Especially my Mother.  Frankly, if I’m going to be honest here, I have to be. I may … Continue reading

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