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Author Archive for Richard Halle

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Eavesdrops

Eavesdrops

Smart Aleck Your great grandfather told about a woman, Who, when he was a child, Thought that after her house had been converted to electricity, Every outlet had to have a plug in it or the electricity Would run out into the room.   Grampa the lady just didn’t understand the technology, And maybe no […]

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Eavesdrops

Eavesdrops

Give and Take Grampa are you coming to Alan’s graduation? Of course. Is there a reason I wouldn’t? It’s only the eighth grade. It’s not very important And he doesn’t care. Just because you’re going to be out of high school next year Doesn’t mean what Alan’s doing isn’t important. Are you going to give […]

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Eavesdrops

Eavesdrops

Know What I Heard? Grampa do you know what Diane said?   No. And I don’t care.   Even if it’s about you?   Especially if it’s about me.   Why?   Because you’re a tattle-tale.   I am not.   Yes you are. You glean every morsel of information available And then dole it […]

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Eavesdrops

Eavesdrops

The Patriot I know why we have a parade on Patriot’s Day.   You do?   Yes. It’s to honor people who have made sacrifices that resulted in the continuation of American freedom.   Wow! That’s pretty good. Where did you get that.   In school.   Do you have any idea what that means? […]

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School Emergency   How’s school?   I don’t like it anymore. I get picked on. A couple of boys who are popular Make fun of me, then everybody laughs.   I know what’s going to happen. Pretty soon everyone will think it’s O.K. to Make fun of me, probably even the teachers.   Then I […]

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Eavesdrops

Eavesdrops

Special Delivery Hi Grampa, It’s Cindy. Can you take Mrs. Peterson her dinner tomorrow? I have a school assignment. Oh, take some left overs or A sandwich and some soup would be fine. The important thing is just to sit and Share the meal a little with her. She’s worried about her great grandson. His […]

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Eavesdrops

Eavesdrops

Downhill Race We’re  going to go to Orlando, For school winter vacation.   No skiing then?   Grandma Clay says we’ll have more, Fun in Florida than in Vermont.   Hmnn… Grandma Clay, Not much of a skier then? Oh Grampa, that’s funny!   We’re going to Disney World, And the Apricot Center, And lots […]

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Eavesdrops

Eavesdrops

  A Drop in the Bucket Your Grandfather doesn’t believe in Christmas.   What do you know about it?   He doesn’t have a tree or any decorations.   That’s it, huh?   That’s all you’ve got?   Pretty skimpy evidence as Grampa would say, eh James?   Yes. In fact he does have a […]

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Eavesdrops

Eavesdrops

Strong Opinion Eric, you’ve been here half a day. I’ve learned: Teachers are jerks; School Administrators are worse; Parents understand nothing; Sisters are stupid; Friends are fools; Soldiers are idiots; College admissions officers are clueless; Athletic competition is fixed; Government is corrupt; and Capitalism is on death row.   Can you think of anything that’s […]