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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
Disclaimer, My wife posted one of these stories yesterday on FB so148; great minds think alike148; Imagine fo a moment. A piece of jazz playing, piano and violin. As it fades out the music during 147;the Greyhound Bus ride that Morgan Freeman... read more
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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
Before 147;Oprah, 147;Big Momma148; ,39;Madea148; there would be my mother.She didnt 147;yell or scream at you like, a Army or Marine Drill instructor, Football or Basketball coach. The Board 147;she corrected you with wasn39;t... read more
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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
(Disclaimer 147;Imagine Rod Sterling from the old 147;Twilight Zone singing Barbra Streisand song148; 147;People148; .. ( Cough Cough, 147;People.. People who need People are luckiest People in the world148; .. I digress. Just this... read more
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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
(Disclaimer I meant to write this in the fall but it can apply now to the end of the year) I remember growing up hearing 2 songs talking about 147;seasons148; .Most of us think about when we look at a calendar. Or when we notice it gets darker... read more
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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
The Me Nobody Knows39; Fear There was the time I played 147;Hide and Go Seek. I played so well as I ran around the corner to the local H.S. No one never came and found me as it got dark. Did anyone care that I was gone? It was 147;the fear of... read more
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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
A chameleon, leopard, zebra, and peacock.. The song148; one of these things is not like the other doesn39;t apply. Why? The commonality is they blend into their surroundings to protect themselves from 147;sleeping with the fishes148; ... We... read more
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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
Disclaimer( Irsquo;m not on a ldquo;spiritual quest to findrdquo;the meaning of liferdquo;or having ardquo;mid life crisis) Back in the 1960rsquo;s my first best friend was my next door neighbor David. We would stay friend until we both joined... read more
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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
(Disclaimer)(Different from most ever felt likerdquo;a blind dog with a ldquo;seeing eyed man?) I remember growing up there was this one t.v station that ldquo;wasn039;t part ofrdquo;the big 3.( Fox wasnt around yet). They broadcast out of NJ... read more
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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
Disclaimer, lsquo;I can see clearly now the rain has gone.I can see all obstacles in my way. Gone are the dark clouds that had me down. Itrsquo;s gonna be a bright bright bright bright sun shiny day. Thatrsquo;s how my day started yesterday along... read more
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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
Disclaimer, lsquo;Do you know the way to San Jose, Irsquo;ve been away so long,I may go wrong and lose my way.. lsquo;Rand McNally andrdquo;Google mapsrdquo; might of help, ya think? When I was in high school, one summer job I had was working in... read more
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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
Disclaimer, lsquo;I wanna be a forest ranger, stand around commune with nature.. I wanna live in a tree..( no irsquo;m not a ldquo;tree hugger either I use to sing this song in boot camp lol) Irsquo;ve been on a ldquo;tangentrdquo; lately. I... read more
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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
Disclaimer,rdquo;Rain , Rain go away, Come back another day( keep down the pollen for my allergies) A dark stormy night would turn in 5 months of days and nights.My soul would cry out as it was hungry and didn039;t want anyrdquo;junk... read more
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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
Disclaimer lsquo;Help, I need somebody..Help, not just anybody..Help you know I need someone ,Help..One of my all time favorite T.V shows was called lsquo;Emergencyrdquo;. It told the story of 2 Firemen John Gage and Roy Desoto how they became... read more
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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
Disclaimer, lsquo;Know when to hold them.. Know when to fold them.. Know when to walk away.. I remember a story I use to tell people about having this dream where I was trapped in a sewer. Did I forget to mention, I was barefoot and being... read more
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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
Disclaimer, Life is so crazy and people amaze me, the way there always runnin around, they dont the time to really be real..There too busy , too busy to feel.. For the past month or so those words to one of my favorite songs sung over 36 years ago, I... read more
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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
Disclaimer lsquo;But thatrsquo;s what makes the world gorsquo; round, the up and down the carousel changing people they gorsquo;round, go underground young man.. People make the world gorsquo; round. I remember growing up how my mom listen to and... read more
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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
Disclaimer lsquo;This is it, This is it, this is life , the one you get, so go and have a ball..rdquo; I remember growing up my oldest brother worked in the corner ldquo;drug storersquo; as they were called of our neighborhood.Must of been me... read more
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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
Disclaimer ldquo;Gimme a break, Now I know what it takes, Irsquo;m putting the new face on the old one, ready for anything..(Wherersquo;s the ldquo;pine sol lady happy anniversary to my wife I digress).I was ldquo;down memory lanestuck in the... read more
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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
lsquo;Disclaimerrdquo;lsquo;That old Compromisin, Enterprisin anything but Traqulizin,Right On Mauderdquo;.. Now tell me that wasnt a ldquo;tongue twister I liked how she ldquo;dealt with Archie Bunker as Edithrsquo;s cousin. Is it true after... read more
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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
Diclaimer, When the movierdquo;Jawsrdquo; came out, I thought the shark was real. I digress When I was attending high school, I was dating a young lady who sang in our schoolrsquo;s cantata.(fancy word for choir lol). Little did I know, my best... read more
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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
Disclaimer,Making your way in the world today takes eveyrthing you got. Taking a break from all your worries sure would help alot .Wouldnrsquo;t you like to get away? They can play this song at my wake long as they don039;t serversquo; fried... read more
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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
Disclaimer, Who are the people in your neighborhood, in your neighborhood, in your neighborhood.. That song makes me think back to my childhood.The first person I ldquo;remember in my neighborhood professionally was the trash man. Then it was the... read more
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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
Disclaimer,rsquo;Wersquo;re gonna turn it on, Wersquo;re gonna bring you the power. lsquo;Wersquo;re gonna light up the dark of night like the brightest day in a whole new way..I remember when this show first came on TV. That was the first time... read more
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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
Growing up, my bio dad was known as ldquo;A man about townrdquo;..This wasnt to say he attended fancy wine and cheese parties or attended a country club. He was known as one of ldquo;the nieghborhood bookiesrdquo;.(And he didnt spend his free time... read more
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Raynard Shellow @iraqivetsgtret (United States)
Disclaimerrsquo; And the catrsquo;s in the cradle, and the silver spoon, little boy blue and the man on the moon.. I still remember the astronauts landing on the moon and me drinkingrdquo;Tangrdquo; I digress. When I graduated the grade school... read more
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