Tag Archives: Mary

When To Stand, When To Sit, When To Pray…..

Ansel Head’s father stepped into the doorway to his son’s bedroom, “Rise and shine!” Unlike most mornings, Head jumped right up. It was Sunday, and he was looking forward to his Sunday School at South Highland’s Presbyterian with the Formans. … Continue reading

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Best Job Ever

Ansel Head’s first formal job was during his sixteenth summer. His father had taken him in an earlier year to a store opening in a nice neighborhood to run the cotton candy machine. Requiring little brain power, the task seemed appropriate … Continue reading

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Two Friends Study Colloquialisms

Summer reading for Ansel Head and Wilbur included Mark Twain. His loveable character, Huck Finn, referred to the runaway slave, Jim, who was soon to be his travelling companion and friend, as a nigger. To the baby boom boys, this … Continue reading

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The Gathering Storm

The days were growing longer that May of 1954. Ansel Head and his sister were in the back seat of their father’s Super 88 Oldsmobile on the way to join Simple Simon at Howard Johnson’s on the Atlanta Highway; Head’s … 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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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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