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Paperboy

Another interesting life story from the pen of John Ratliff, a/k/a, "JW." Paperboy  When I was a kid I sold papers on the steps of our local church on Sunday mornings. We lived outside of Boston at the time and during those cold New…
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Tangs

JW writes about another memory, this time of his mother and her love of string beans, then fast forward he meets the beautiful Marie.............as they say, the rest is history. "Tangs" I could feel the warmth of the green tea seeping…
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Amélie: 14 Today

Today is Sunday, July 15th, one day after Bastille Day, and France is celebrating winning the World Cup. They defeated Croatia by 4 goals to 2 in the all European final after what has been an exciting four-week long tournament. I was pulling…
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John Wayne and The House of the Rising Sun

John Wayne Ratliff a/k/a "Amélie’s Dad" or  "Volunteer John,” or perhaps we might introduce him simply as “JW!” JW is an old nickname for our new writer. He was named after his two grandfathers: his paternal grandfather was Wayne…