The Two Best Days of School

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August 16, 1966 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. School starts tomorrow. Dad says I should be excited. He even preached on being excited about learning on Sunday. Of course, he was talking about learning from the Bible or learning more about Jesus. Not school. Maybe I used to get excited about starting school. Back when I was just …

Reaping What Others Sowed

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August 10, 1966 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. Here we are about two weeks away from starting school. Scary! Summer is sliding away into the shadows. My trip with Wes last week was about the only fun thing I’ve done this summer. Well, I did finish writing Bailey’s Bug. Guess that was something. I even got it all …

Jocie Reporting on Blackberries and Chiggers

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July 20, 1966 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. I’m a little itchy tonight. That’s not right. I’m a lot itchy tonight! Have you ever gone blackberry picking and come home with more chiggers than berries? I think I did this weekend. I love blackberries. They have that special tart taste like no other berry and a blackberry cobbler …

Getting to The End for Bailey’s Bug

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  July 5, 1966 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. Wow, did you see fireworks on the 4th? Leigh talked Dad into taking us to Lexington to the drive-in to watch the fireworks. We got to see the movie too. Sound of Music. It was wonderful. I loved it even more than the fireworks which were really neat and …

Oh no! Cabbage Season Again

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June 29, 1966. Jocie Brooke here reporting from Holly County, Kentucky. Oh no!! Look what I spotted in Miss Sally’s garden. If she’s got cabbage about to start making a head, then I’m pretty sure every other member of the Mount Pleasant Church does too. That’s a BIG oh no. I hate cabbage! Who could want to eat that stuff. …

A Washing Windows Dad’s Day Gift

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June 21, 1966 Jocie Brooke reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. Oh gosh, things have been so busy around here. I thought summer was when you could lie back and be lazy. You know, once school was out. But I’ve been spinning like a crazy top trying to do everything. I helped Miss Sally plant some late garden and wash her windows.  …