2021 September 11

20 years after four coordinated terrorist attacks killed 2,977 people on American soil, We The People* remember 9/11/01.

*”We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” – Preamble to the U.S. Constitution


Short’s Grocery is the next stop on our memory tour. Short’s was a regular stop on the way home from school. The only thing I can visualize of the outside building front is the large window. I loved that window because on the other side of that glass was a large deck or stage. I’m sure that it was designed to advertise the store’s content to the passersby. However, for my friends and I, it was where we lay sprawled in the sunshine, under the decorative debossed metal ceiling. There we would eagerly emerse ourselves in the latest comic book adventures. My favorite was Tarzan King of the Jungle. Sometimes we even bought the comics along with licorice whips Or rather, our parents did because the ten cents were added onto the running tab at the grocers.


Chicken pot stickers, rice, green beans, and spinach for lunch.

God bless and goodnight

©2021 Thomas E Williams

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