Category Archives: Children

Making It by Hand, an Undeniable Joy

  Making it by Hand by Grama Trudy Initially, crafting arose out of necessity, not out of desire; now it is relief of boredom, and an hobby. Most of the time if there is a need to express a thought, … Continue reading

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RECONSTRUCTION

  Reconstruction   By Trudy Martinez  According to The American College Dictionary to reconstruct means to construct again; to rebuild; make over. What happens in the South following the Civil War does not meet the definition of reconstruction.  It is … Continue reading

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Tales of Mom 12

  Nellie and Terry Move to Los Angeles   The Judge gives Nellie his card. “Nellie,” he says, “Your husband doesn’t deserve a woman like you. I mean it. I want you to call me day or night if need … Continue reading

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Tales of Mom 3

  The Farm, the Chores, and Ma   When the rooster crows: “Cock-kea-doodle-do Cock-kea-doodle-do”. It is time to get up; it is time to dress; it is time for work. On the farm, the rooster is the alarm clock; it … Continue reading

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Changing the Face of America?

(Paper 2) Television and Technology: An Outgrowth of a Means of Control: Changing the Face of America? Posted on July 10, 2006by gramatrudy   An Outgrowth of A Means of Control:  Changing The Face of America? Television and Technology:(Paper 2) … Continue reading

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Grama’s Birthday

Grama’s Birthday Posted on October 7, 2007by gramatrudy Grama’s Birthday by Trudy A. Martinez Today is not my birthday: that day passed weeks ago but here stands Elijah and Charity, wishing me happy birthday, handing me a present, asking me … Continue reading

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No Where to Run

No Where to Run Posted on December 4, 2006by gramatrudy Nowhere to Run   By Trudy A. Martinez Reassuringly, little voices whisper dramatically, “It’s okay, Kit, we’re not going to hurt you.” Kit, my flame point white Siamese cat, is … Continue reading

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Armed with Feathers

Armed with Feathers Posted on June 19, 2006by gramatrudy Armed With Feathers By Trudy A. Martinez I came up pillow in hand.  Resounding agitations arouse not only me but also my anger.  With a fury, I hurl the pillow in … Continue reading

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Abandoned and Home Alone

Abandoned and Home Alone Posted on December 4, 2006by gramatrudy Abandoned and Home Alone By Trudy A. Martinez She did it again. She left, leaving me here alone again. Why? I do not understand. I’ve been good. Why does she … Continue reading

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The Winners

The Winners Posted on December 6, 2006by gramatrudy The Winners By Trudy A. Martinez As I approach the Junior High, a hum catches my ear like a swarm of bees.  Occasionally, a high squeal pitch punctures the air, following a … Continue reading

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