Category Archives: History

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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Elite versus Democracy

Does the American government fit the definition of democracy in respect to the Constitution or is the Constitution strictly elitist? According to The American Heritage Dictionary, the word democracy means: 1. (a) Government by the people exercised either directly or … Continue reading

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Unworthy of Honor

  Posted on November 10, 2006by gramatrudy Unworthy of Honor? By Trudy A. Martinez · · · ·   Staring up from the page are the words:  Veteran’s Day–Regular Classes Scheduled.  “Wrong schedule,” I think.  “I need the Winter Schedule.”  … Continue reading

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Tales of Mom 13

  Babies Bring Families Together   After the birth of his son, George Richard, Terry grows up some. He takes notice of his responsibility. He rents a larger apartment at street level. He surprises Nellie with the news; she is … Continue reading

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Tales of Mom 12

Tales of Mom 12.

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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 11

The Good News and the Bad News Peg meets Don outside when he gets off work. She tells him what is transpiring. And she tells him, “Nellie is pregnant with her first baby.” Instead of allowing her to finish her … Continue reading

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Tales of Mom 10

  In Search of Terry   Peg, Terry’s sister, is younger than Nellie. But she is mature. She’s been married twice. The first marriage lasts all of two weeks until she deserts him after finding out he wants to keep … 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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Tales of Mom 9

  Nellie Plans to Leave Tales of Mom 9 Nellie Plans to Leave The depression deepens, leaving Nellie wondering about Terry. “Pa, I got to finds ‘em,” she says. “It be two years since I sees ‘em.” The few years … Continue reading

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