Monthly Archives: February 2011

“You Also Need Peanut Butter”

  The Bible quote “Man cannot live by bread alone” is etched over the door in the old dining hall at McCallie. It was the cadet Ansel Head’s first encounter with education at the institution. How stupid, he thought. Why … Continue reading

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Enlisting Into The Corps

  Houston Patterson was the reason the Ansel Head went to McCallie School in Chattanooga. His older pre-war brother had known Houston when Houston was a counselor at Camp Mondamin and his brother was a camper. During the winters, Houston … Continue reading

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Baseball

Ansel Head had tried to like baseball but with little in the way of education to be found in it, he soon tired of the game. His curiosity was first peaked after receiving a clock radio. During the school year … Continue reading

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A Dove Shoot

The dove shoot offered practical learning to boomer Ansel Head and respite from the tedious theory presented at the Birmingham University School. Doves feed in recently harvested grain fields in the early afternoon. Before the action starts, hunters spread out … Continue reading

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Mary Was a Great Cook

  Every night at dinner, Mary had fresh, hot buttered biscuits to go with delicious beef or chicken and rice or potatoes. Broccoli and artichokes were acceptable when she had time to make hollandaise sauce. So was  lettuce which, if … Continue reading

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Alabama Snow

It doesn’t happen often, but when it snows in Alabama, it’s a big deal. The young boomer, Ansel Head, had heard about snow ball fights, seen fake snow men in Christmas decorations, and listened to Bing Crosby crooning ad nauseam … Continue reading

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Possum Hunting

While much of baby boomer Ansel Head’s education proved difficult and useless, learning from Lewis Amison seemed effortless. Since his schooling with Lewis had started very early in his life, his head was empty (or so his pre-war brother had … Continue reading

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