Category Archives: Childhood

Ten Things I Remember About Being a Kid on a July Day

1. No School. As oft mentioned in these pages, I hated all forms of school (except gym).  It began with Grade Four, and my dislike continued unabated.  It could have rained every day in July; but no school?  There was … Continue reading

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The Landing

I pressed my nose and hands to the glass, unconcerned by the finger prints and nose shmears left behind.  Yes.  It was good to be a kid on Alston Avenue in the Winston household where a smudge here or there … Continue reading

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A Private Space

There are those days, those times, when we need a private space. Some place that provides us with a sense of security. The place could be mental or physical. Even for a young prince of the household… which I certainly … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve 1966

I think about this day from time to time.  It’s easy to remember specific details on two accounts. First, it was the night of my Brother Paul and Janet’s engagement party.  The festivities took place at chez DeLaurentis and featured a … Continue reading

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