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|Little town with big memories|
I have been 60 years of age only once, so I am not sure what I am suppose to be thinking about at this age. But I have been reminiscing a lot about my childhood. Do we find that our younger years were happier than our older years? We probably think so, but I imagine that it has to do more with our not having to live with as many problems at that age. Anyway, most of our problems were handled by our parents. Most of our focus was upon playing with our friends and doing things with our families. Up to this point in my life, I did not know that bad things could happen to good people.
The Osborn's, the Richardson's, the Byrom's, the Clark's, the Brinson's, the Pippin's and the Payne's all lived in the same neighborhood. Our neighborhood was only one block from school. The football stadium was also part of our neighborhood. Later, the whole neighborhood moved to the other side of the bayou. This was the section of town that was the newest and growing the fastest.
The Richardson moved directly behind us across a field that was between our houses. Kenny's daddy was one of those daddy's who played a lot with the kids. When we played football in the yard, Mr. Richardson was the quarterback for both teams, which usually was made up of Kenny and me. He was one team. And I was the other. He was also one of those "who could build anything dads". He built Kenny a huge Lionel train display. The train went through the country, the mountains, the town, you name it. The display was so big that it took up the entire garage. He also had built a small roller coaster that ran down the side of the yard into a big ditch. Disney World didn't have anything on us.
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Robert Charles Payne is an inspirational writer who lives in West Monroe. He can be contacted by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.