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INTRODUCTION

 

 

HOWDY FOLKS,

MY NAME IS LOREN MOORE AND IíM 70 YEARS OLD. IíVE BEEN MARRIED TO MY WIFE, JOHNNIE, FOR 51 YEARS AS OF 11-14-02. I WORKED FOR THE GENERAL MOTORS ASSEMBLY PLANT IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS UNTIL I HAD TO TAKE EARLY RETIREMENT IN 1975 BECAUSE OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. MY HOBBIES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HUNTING AND FISHING. IíM AN UNEDUCATED REDNECK FROM THE PINEY WOODS OF EAST TEXAS.

NOW THAT I'M IN MY OLD AGE AND DO MOST OF MY HUNTING AND FISHING IN MY MEMORY I DECIDED TO WRITE ABOUT A FEW OF MY EXPERIENCES. I CAN REMEMBER EVERYTHING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME AND A FEW THAT DIDNíT. I DECIDED TO WRITE THEM IN THE FORM OF A SHORT STORY. THESE STORIES ARE ABOUT 90% TRUE AND 10% FICTION. MY WIFE JOHNNIE SAYS THEY ARE 10% TRUE AND 90% FICTION. MAYBE THEY ARE SOME WHERE IN BETWEEN. BUT BE THAT AS IT MAY HERE ARE MY STORIES.

THEY HAVE BEEN WRITTEN FOR THE AMUSEMENT OF MY TWO DAUGHTERS, SUSAN AND ANGELA, MY TWO GRANDDAUGHTERS, AMANDA AND GINGER, MY GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER CHIVONA LYNN (AKA DOODLEBUG) AND MY GREAT GRAND SON, DENNIS, AND ANY ONE ELSE THAT WANTS TO READ THEM.

THOSE WERE THE DAYS MY FRIEND. WE THOUGHT THEY WOULD NEVER END. WE THOUGHT THEY WOULD LAST FOREVER AND A DAY. WE WOULD LIVE THE LIFE WE CHOSE WE WOULD FIGHT AND NEVER LOSE. FOR WE WERE YOUNG AND SURE TO HAVE OUR WAY.

SO COME TIME TRAVEL WITH ME. LET'S TAKE A CRUISE DOWN MEMORY LANE TO THE GOLDEN OLDEN DAYS.

LOREN MOORE

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