Category Archives: Narrative

The Wall

Richard B. Fitzgibbon of North Weymouth, Mass is there.  So is his son, Lance Cpl. Richard B. Fitzgibbon III.  One of three fathers and sons who were killed in the Vietnam war. Richard senior, was lost on June 8, 1956 … Continue reading

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And The Winner Is

I  can’t believe it is that time again.  I mean, where did the time go?  Where did the warm summer days and cricket filled nights disappear to.  Of course we knew it was coming.  It always does, just like clockwork.  … Continue reading

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The Funeral

I have to go to a funeral next week.  I don’t want to go, but then, who, if they had a choice, would want to attend one.  It is not that it is sad, per se, which it is.  It … Continue reading

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Living With Myself

Shortly after receiving my first promotion to Customer Service Supervisor, I was confronted with my first managerial quandary.  My company would often consign products to large customers in the hopes that it would stimulate the purchase of large quantities of … Continue reading

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The Old School

  It is quiet now as I sit here looking around, surrounded by history.  It is a beautiful Saturday afternoon, and I am taking a turn as a volunteer guide at the old Dry Mills One Room Schoolhouse.  It is … Continue reading

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Nobody Else Does It

Each morning while reading the paper, I am compelled to check out the Charlie Brown comic strip.  I have always liked it because there is so much reality tucked into it.  The attitudes, activities, and emotions are pulled from real … Continue reading

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Have It Your Way

I spent several years working for a corporation in customer service related roles, so I am probably more sensitive to and critical of poor customer skills.  I was reminded of this again earlier today.  I had been analyzing my IRA … Continue reading

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