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Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. At last. I know I’ve been dilatory about posting lately. Don’t you just love that word dilatory? Sounds just like what it means and goodness knows, Aunt Love thinks that describes me when she’s trying to get me to wash the dishes or bring the clothes in off the line. I get to …

Floating on Clouds

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February 23, 1966 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill. Not much happening around here. The snow melted. We went back to school. I guess I’m glad. Nobody wants to go to school all summer. Better to just get it over with in the winter. And school’s not all that bad. One of those necessary things and I like learning stuff.  …

Can You Give Me a Name?

Ann H Gabhart Ann's Posts, Heart of Hollyhill

August 4, 1965 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. It’s hot. Really hot. In the nineties. Aunt Love says it’s supposed to be hot like this in August. I guess she should know. She’s been around for a lot of Augusts. Wes, on the other hand, says it’s never this hot on Jupiter – too far from the sun, …

April Fools Day in Hollyhill

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April 1, 1965 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. It’s April Fools Day. That means I’ve got to be on the lookout all day for people ready to pull pranks. Especially Wes.  Wes says they invented April Fools Day up on Jupiter and the first Jupiterian who visited earth started it up here back in the 14th Century by …

The Staying Power of Jupiterian Fropples

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February 24, 1965 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. Things have been pretty calm in Hollyhill. That’s the way it is in the winter around here. If we don’t have a big snowstorm, then nothing really happens in February. Just cold winds and days you think spring will never get here. School is extra trouble in February. Teachers must …

Jocie Shares a Scene from Summer of Joy

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February 17, 1965 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky three days after Valentine’s Day. It’s been snowing and snowing. That’s given me lots of time to think about all the different kinds of love and back to some of the things that happened in those Heart of Hollyhill books I’m in.    You know it’s funny that last Hollyhill …

Jupiter Watermelons and Carbon Paper

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September 16, 1964 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. Thank goodness, I managed to stay out of trouble at school this week so that I could write this report. Did you like Dad filling in for me last week? He wouldn’t let me read it. Said that was part of my punishment for getting in trouble with Mrs. Jackson.  …

Wes Takes a Turn With the Book of the Strange

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Jocie Brooke here reporting from Main Street, Hollyhill. Well, I would be reporting except I have to do this science report for school about plant stamens and pistils. I know. Boring!! But Dad says grades are important and I can’t just make something up. Pistils sounds like something made up to me. Anyway, since the report is due Monday, I’m …

Hunting Strange on Main Street

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Hunting Strange on Main Street in Hollyhill Hello. Jocie Brooke here reporting from Main Street, Hollyhill, Kentucky where everything seems pretty ordinary the same as every day. My fellow reporter, Wesley Green, thinks I’ll spot something strange to report on here in our new venture, the Hollyhill Book of the Strange. But I’m still thinking the Book of the Ordinary …

Hollyhill Book of the Ordinary

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  Hollyhill Book of the Strangely Ordinary – 1964 Jocie Brooke here reporting that it’s been another ordinary day here in Hollyhill. More of the same. That’s how it is in Hollyhill. People get up with the sun, go to work, come home to supper and sit on their couches until bedtime watching whatever channel might be coming in best …