Memoirs

These stories of memoir are the main reason I started this blog. In here, are the stories which may be published at some time in the future, but not at this time. To find stories currently being written, edited and gathered for first publication. In other words, my first book Oo(^_^)y-~ please go to the category entitled, For The Book!

7/2/18: An Early Attempt (page #2)

Reading this now, informs me of how my memory has changed over the years. I have already posted in this topic, a version of the story on this and (I'm sure) other pages from this early journal. We shall see what these changes look like, as I am deciding now that this will have to [...]

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7/1/18: An Early Attempt (page #1)

Here is the first page of a brief journal I kept while driving a taxi in my home town of Rochester, Minnesota. The journal starts in early 1986 but doesn't last very long. As you will see in posts to come, I eventually spent as much time doodling in the margins, as I did writing. [...]

By | 2018-07-01T07:17:06+00:00 July 1st, 2018|Memoirs|Comments Off on 7/1/18: An Early Attempt (page #1)

5/3/18: East Center St. Shenanigans (part eleven, Anywhere But Here)

A year on East Center St. was obviously enough for me. After leaving 6D East and losing my job at Tinkler’s and the mess Melvin left of our cool apartment (with his failed experimental floor decoration) I was not only ready to move to a new apartment, I was ready to get the hell outta of Roachville! [...]

By | 2018-05-04T02:11:29+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Memoirs|Comments Off on 5/3/18: East Center St. Shenanigans (part eleven, Anywhere But Here)

5/1/18: Oh, What a Year (Part five, Shenanigan Convergence)

It was really kinda silly when I think about it now. I mean... all I took (the first time) was a big canned ham, a big block of cheese, a big jar of mayo and two big loafs of bread. You know... to make ham n cheese sandwiches. And since all these items were restaurant [...]

By | 2018-06-03T11:38:53+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Memoirs|Comments Off on 5/1/18: Oh, What a Year (Part five, Shenanigan Convergence)

4/30/18: Crash Course

I open the back door to a chaotic scene for which I'm totally unprepared. The Sunday morning rush should be about over by now and I'm scheduled to bus tables during the lunch and early evening shift, but no one seems to have been in the dishwashing station for quite a while. It's overflowing. Every [...]

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4/29/18: Oh, What a Year (Part four, Days of Whine and Posers #2)

First of all... (to quote one of my favorite comedians from those days) "Let me make this perfectly clear." I support unions. I'm currently a member of a union and I recognize the importance of unions, the right to collective bargaining and the service unions have provided their members throughout the history of the labor [...]

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4/28/18: Oh, What a Year (Part four, Days of Whine and Posers #1)

As far as I can tell from what I've found online, there are now two bars in Eyota, Minnesota and three in the neighboring town of Dover. Back in 1978, there was only one establishment that served alcoholic beverages to the good people of both towns. As I recall, it was called the Dover-Eyota Municipal [...]

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4/27/18: East Center St. Shenanigans (Part ten, Deluge and Delusion)

The intense thunderstorm of July 5-6, 1978, caused record flooding on the South Fork Zumbro River at Rochester, Minnesota. It was Rochester's worst natural disaster in almost 100 years and the worst flood in the city's history. By the time the river subsided, at least five people had lost their lives and over 5000 residents [...]

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4/25/18: Oh, What a Year (Part three, In The Vault)

I'm not normally claustrophobic, but this dinner rush has me stuck here in "The Vault" way longer than I like. Way longer. For hours now, I've been steadily at it. The high pressure spray nozzle, the steam, the clanging of pots and pans. A shrill cacophony crashes through it all, as I shove another rack [...]

By | 2018-04-27T01:37:21+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Memoirs|Comments Off on 4/25/18: Oh, What a Year (Part three, In The Vault)

4/23/18: Oh, What a Year (Part two, Teddy Tinkler Tickling Everyone)

But it was also a way to quickly give the staff some ideas that led to an attitude about working at Tinkler’s that would be far more difficult to deal with in the future. ---------------------------------------------------------- Oh and Ted's attitude was difficult for the Tinkler's management to deal with indeed. He was their star head chef. [...]

By | 2018-04-24T10:43:18+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Memoirs|Comments Off on 4/23/18: Oh, What a Year (Part two, Teddy Tinkler Tickling Everyone)