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Traveling back in time: fairly recent time...not so recent time...and time before my time
*Trainbr*Sentimental Journey*Traincar1p*

Gonna take a sentimental journey
Gonna set my heart at ease
Gonna make a sentimental journey
To renew old memories

Got my bag, got my reservation
Spent each dime I could afford
Like a child in wild anticipation
Long to hear that "All aboard"

Seven, that's the time we leave, at seven
I'll be waitin' up for heaven
Countin' every mile of railroad track
That takes me back

Never thought my heart could be so 'yearny'
Why did I decide to roam?
Gotta take that sentimental journey
Sentimental journey home,

Sentimental journey!

Sentimental Journey lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., THE SONGWRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA

Singer: Doris Day
Musicians: bandleader Les Brown & his orchestra

I hope that you'll enjoy reading this blog
where I'll be sharing a growing number of the things
that I personally remember
and the things that were shared by others with me.

There will be included among my personally-experienced stories
and those that have been passed along to me
entries about others who have shared
that need to write memoirs and thoughts,
so, if you share my love for this sort of thing,
I hope that you'll return often to read my writings here.

One thing you'll be noticing is that you'll find pages here
where I've set things up to write a story at a later date.
This might be equivalent to how movie theaters
will show trailers of what they'll be showing in the not-so-distant future.

If you want a quick guide to which stories are finished, go here:

A Sentimental Sheet  (13+)
This is a sheet created to show updates to the blog where I'm writing my memoirs.
#2164688 by AJ wants U 2 meet The CanMan!

Anyway, I'm going to sign off by extending:

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Movie Time With Uncle Kermit (And Related Matters)
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I have some funny memories associated with Uncle Kermit when it comes to not only going to the movies with him but, also, the movie-watching habits of his friends as well as other related stories... Story will appear here when fini... [Read more]
Don't Cry Over Burnt Food -- Laugh About It
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By The Spring Of 1968, I Was *Totally* Smitten!!!
September 21, 2020 at 10:10pm
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September 16, 2020 at 3:05pm
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Because I Was Craving An Orange...
September 16, 2020 at 5:31pm
Once upon a time many years ago (back when Gerald R. Ford was in The White House and I was in summer school and about to begin my Senior Year of college in September) you could buy a nice, big navel orange from the campus vending machine for on... [Read more]
A Very Memorable & Meaningful Road-Trip
September 5, 2020 at 11:30pm
In 1963, my folks asked me where I would like to go for our first vacation trip of the summer, and this is what I came up with. Story will appear here when finished... Thank you for reading!!! ... [Read more]
The Story Of Monday, August 17, 2020
August 15, 2020 at 6:47pm
Today (when I'm writing this introduction) is Saturday, August 15, 2020. This is a slice-of-life I'll be writing about on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 after I know how Monday August 17, 2020 turns out. Story will appear ... [Read more]
Long-Distance Duet
August 9, 2020 at 6:33pm
It was spontaneous -- and, as it turned out -- something I'd be reminded of during this time of sheltering in... Story will appear here when finished... Thank you for reading!!! P... [Read more]
The Dead Skunk Birthday Outing
August 9, 2020 at 6:18pm
Whenever I hear {x-link:https://youtu.be/Uu5hzc2Mei4}this song{/x-link} , it takes me back to July 29, 1976 and a fun night of joyriding and living it up. (G-Rated...good, clean fun). Story will appear here when finished... ... [Read more]
Neil Armstrong Was Born 90 Years Ago Today
August 5, 2020 at 11:50am
I'm writing this on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, which is the 90th Anniversary of the birth of astronaut Neil Armstrong -- the first man to set foot on the moon (or, at least, the first one we earthlings recorded for TV doing it)... ... [Read more]
Restaurant Closes & Bladder Screams
July 23, 2020 at 10:56pm
Dave & I closed Richards Restaurant -- and, then, the urge hit me with no place to go but back to school. Story will appear here when finished... Thank you for reading!!! Please check... [Read more]
The Indianapolis Rap-Around
July 17, 2020 at 9:08am
This is a story I wrote on February 16, 2003 about a time during the spring of 1976 (Month of May) when I put out a mini-newspaper where the focus was on good news. Even the date and year when I shared this memory would become significan... [Read more]
My Famous Last Word Before I First Met Larry
June 22, 2020 at 10:33pm
I first met Larry "The CanMan" Van Ness back in 1966 -- but only his name (and he wasn't "The CanMan" back then either). Forty-seven years after that (October 24, 2013), I would actually meet Larry and officially become... [Read more]
The Story Of AJ's Groovy Igloo (Part One)
July 13, 2020 at 12:40pm
In 2002, I bought the perfect minivan for me (a Pontiac Montana) where there were signs right from the very first that we were meant to be together. Although there were times through the years when there might be a little quirk needing to be... [Read more]
I Confess! I've Smoked Two Cigarettes!
May 30, 2020 at 12:05pm
On Saturday, May 30, 2020, I stumbled upon {x-link:https://tinyurl.com/y7q5lnug}this meme on Instagram{/x-link} that reminded me to share my history re: cigarette-smoking. Story will appear here when finished... ... [Read more]
Kissing 101
April 30, 2020 at 12:39pm
About kisses, crushes, birds, & bees... Story will appear here when finished... Thank you for reading!!! Please check out . ... [Read more]
Those Loony Boone-ies
May 13, 2020 at 3:31pm
They were all descended from Daniel Boone{/x-link} and led the most interesting lives... Story will appear here when finished... Thank you for reading!!! Please check out . ... [Read more]
A Read-Trip Road-Trip...It's All Relative...
April 27, 2020 at 3:54pm
The year was 1966, and I was wondering when I was going to get the chance to look at the scenery? Story will appear here when finished... Thank you for reading!!! Please check out ... [Read more]
A Stormy Delay
April 21, 2020 at 11:41pm
It was one of those times when I began a trip a little bit later -- this time, due to threatening weather. Story will appear here when finished... Thank you for reading!!! Please check ... [Read more]
The Story Of Little Mango
March 17, 2020 at 11:23am
In October of 1973 with my 21st birthday just two months away, I began to experience a feeling that I'd never experienced before in my entire life: depression. As a result of this, one of my nicknames became Little Mango... ... [Read more]
Aunt Kate Was At O.J. Simpson's Trial & Uncle Don Had Frozen
May 14, 2019 at 11:48pm
If this experience was nothing else, it was LOUD!!! Story will appear here when finished... Thank you for reading!!! Please check out . ... [Read more]
The Rain, The Ride, And Other Things -- Including Cops
May 8, 2019 at 11:56pm
My mom had strict orders from the doctor not to eat or drink anything for several hours after her outpatient spinal injections, and I was helping her to follow those orders and make this fun for both of us. Story will appear here when ... [Read more]
Dressed To Impress Tom Jones (Or Something Like That)
September 21, 2020 at 11:56pm
It was May 6, 1968, and there was a birthday to celebrate (or so I thought)... In the spring of 1968, I realized that I was *totally* smitten with a math teacher at my school who looked a lot like {x-link:https://en.wikipedia.org/... [Read more]
When It Comes To Retorts, I'm Not Too Shabby (Part Two)
January 21, 2019 at 11:46pm
This was written to go along with and covers the subject of (as the title says) retorts... Story will appear here when finished... Thank you for reading!!! Please check out . ... [Read more]
Prayed For...Crushed On...Forever Near & Dear To My Heart...
January 21, 2019 at 10:57am
I first knew of the existence of Dr. Allen James Harder in 1973 and began including him in my prayers. By the following summer I was crushing on him -- a wildfire sort of crush that was only at crush-level for a few months before going int... [Read more]

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