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Football slapstick at Pine Street Playfield | Back in Edmonds

It’s a crisp fall afternoon in maybe 1970. I am running full speed for a pass in a pick-up flag football game at Pine Street Playfield. I’m in the clear and really hitting the gas, sprinting …

It’s fifth-grade recess and a wild game of soak ’em has come down to me alone – the smallest kid in class. My teammates can barely watch. A wiry kid on the other side has the ball, the soft …

'Revolver,' the Beatles, and my mom | Back in Edmonds

I bought the newly remastered "Revolver" album the other day. My review: It sounds better than ever, and Ringo's drumming is sensational. There, done. But the album rekindled memories of 1966, …

A coin collector downsizes | Back in Edmonds

The Liberty Walking half dollar is a beautiful coin. On its front side – heads – Lady Liberty strides grandly, arm outstretched, dress billowing. At left is a beaming sunrise, and on the back an …

Driving up Fir Street with my wife the other day, I had the kind of memory flash that comes to folks who move back to their hometown: Hey, this is my old route — I delivered newspapers on these …

Going back to my old schools | Back in Edmonds

When you move back to your childhood hometown, memories seem around every corner. Especially when you can still walk the halls of your old elementary and junior high schools. I grew up around here …

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