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James R. Stout

Blog posts December 2018

The Old Folks

            The first person that I remember living in one was my Great-Grandmother Parker. She was my Grandfather’s mother. The place she lived? Well, the proper term at the time was “Nursing Home”. But that’s not the term we used. No, we called it “The Old Folks Home”. I have memories of my Great-…

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The Tall Doll

This story begins with the Christmas of 1961. I was 6, my sister Barbara was 12, and my sister Debbie was 9. The story really has nothing to do with that Christmas and we only start with it because it is, well, the beginning of the tale of “The Tall Doll”. The Tall Doll was one of Debbie’s Christmas…

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