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Billy’s Christmas Story

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I dreaded going back to school after the holidays, because my friends would be talking about all the neat stuff they got.

Janet’s Christmas Story

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By Frank Ball I’ll never forget Christmas at Granny’s when I was twelve. At times, I want to forget, because that was the year the family was singing Christmas carols...

Peter’s Christmas Story

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By Frank Ball When I left Germany to live with an American family for a year, I thought I would learn about the American culture. I looked for places where...

The Christmas Story

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As It Might Have Happened in the Old West By Frank Ball Luke 2 1And it came to pass back in those days that a telegram was sent from President...

School Daze

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In 1949, fences were used to corral livestock, and we didn’t have any. We didn’t need a fence, because crossing the invisible line that marked the edge of our property...

The Cat with Nine Lives

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Cats don’t really have nine lives, do they? We had no pets at home when I was a kid, but my neighbor had a cat. One day, that cat came...

The Honest Truth

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Daddy looked mystified. “Have you seen my fishing knife?” I shook my head. “Not me. I haven’t seen it.” “Are you sure?” “Yeah.” Evidently, he was going fishing and the...

Puzzled

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Because Johnny was blind, exploring his world and making discoveries required skillful use of hearing, touch, and smell. Somehow, Daddy used his expensive pocket watch to tell time, which was...

Elsie’s Night Out

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Every day, Elsie the cow munched lush grasses across the meadow. Safe and content within the boundaries of barbed wire, she had no thought of going anywhere else. Late one...

The Christmas Story (Part 4 of 4)

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Search for the King While keeping the camels, Gaspar longs to be like the two wise men who study the stars. Can he ever be regarded as anyone other than...