Category Archives: rhetoric

Only Those Who Obey

  Posted on June 21, 2006by gramatrudy Only Those Who Obey  By Trudy A. Martinez The Bakersfield Californian reports (In 1994) that INS wants the news of deporting illegal Chinese immigrants kept quiet so mass crowds will not gather. Am … 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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I thought I was old!

  Posted on May 15, 2006by gramatrudy I Thought I Was Old! Taking an aerobic swim class can be fun. I thought I am too old.  I am sixty-five (or I was when I wrote this; I am now seventy-three). … 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 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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Tales of Mom 8

  Heartthrob, Red, Pa, and the stranger   Meanwhile, the times get hard. To supplement the family income, Pa takes a side job; and he supplies his employer with some items fresh from the farm. Nellie use to walk the … Continue reading

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Tales of Mom 6

  The Apple By Trudy A. Martinez As Nellie reaches the top of the hilly crest, she stops and glances back at Terry’s automobile moving down the road. Her mind wanders, as she cuts through the pasture, until she comes … Continue reading

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Tales from Mom 4

  Tales from Mom 4 By Trudy A. Martinez This morning one particular patch on Nellie’s handmade quilt captivates her eye, bringing with it sweet memories; it is plain, not particularly pretty, just thin grey stripes on a yellowing, once … Continue reading

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