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Breakfast Serial from Hallard Press

Quick Reads Published Every Friday for your Weekend Pleasure

George Washington’s Magic 8 Ball

George Washington’s Magic 8 Ball

George Washington would have blown out 293 candles on his birthday cake on February 22, 2024—one for each of his 292 years plus one to grow on.
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That’s a Wrap

That’s a Wrap

Engineer buddies Marc and Al thought they were onto something when they glued two shower curtains back-to-back and called it wallpaper.
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Sandra Day O’Connor

Sandra Day O’Connor

My first recollection of hearing the name “Sandra Day O’Connor” was when President Ronald Reagan nominated her to the Supreme Court of the United States. I remember thinking, “This is a lady I would like to know.” Little did I know in 1981 that I would indeed get to meet Justice O’Connor in 1998.
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A Schadenfreude Christmas

A Schadenfreude Christmas

The Old Man doesn't remember ever celebrating Christmas on Christmas Day. Instead, as a child and even through adulthood, he observes the German tradition of Heiliger Abend (Holy Evening), gathering family and gifts together on the evening of December 24, the last day of Advent.
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You Can Thank Sarah Hale

You Can Thank Sarah Hale

In 1830, there was no official Thanksgiving holiday. Not that Americans were opposed to gratitude.
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“Hello. This is Mark. How Can I Help You?”

“Hello. This is Mark. How Can I Help You?”

I almost fell for the whole story, hook, line, and sinker. “They” almost convinced me to take money out of all my bank accounts.
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Moscow, We Have a Problem

Moscow, We Have a Problem

Wandering the city streets, begging for food, and trying to stay warm, she didn’t have much to offer anyone. Someone who is homeless might be more inclined to hope for a hot meal and a dry bed—not on making history
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October – Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October – Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Statistics show approximately 1 in every 4 women in the United States is, has, or will be a victim of domestic violence sometime in her life.
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Flower and Joey

Flower and Joey

Flower and Joey were two gerbils in a cage in his son’s first grade class. These two relatively inexpensive pets were not only a source of fun for the students, but also an educational tool for the teacher.
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Changes in Attitude

Changes in Attitude

Several years ago, I discovered A Salty Piece of Land, a novel Jimmy had written about a rancher who tells his boss where to shove it, picks up and moves to the tropics for a relaxed (if predictable) lifestyle that features women, booze, and the sea.
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Sheila, My Dowager Empress

Sheila, My Dowager Empress

Some days you remember forever. What you were doing. The exact time. September 1, 2010 is one of those days in my life. I call them watershed moments.
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Mysterious Arches

Mysterious Arches

Few people know of its whereabouts in northwest Citrus County, but there exists a small plot known as the ‘Goodsen Family Cemetery’ there.
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9/11: The Pickle Factory and a Miracle

9/11: The Pickle Factory and a Miracle

Did you know that The Pentagon sits on the site of a former pickle factory?
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The Best Shrimp ‘n Cheesy Grits Ever!

The Best Shrimp ‘n Cheesy Grits Ever!

Shrimp ‘n Cheesy Grits Recipe that not only tastes phenomenal, it’s also super-easy to make, travels well, and freezes well.
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Keke’s Guide to Training Your Human

Keke’s Guide to Training Your Human

Introducing a new blog - Keke's Guide to Training Your Human by Ken Van Camp.
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The Stranger Who Changed My Life

The Stranger Who Changed My Life

I think everyone has people who have influenced their lives making them who they are. But this is not about family, friends or teachers who influenced my behavior as an adult. It is about a perfect stranger.
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An Alphabetic Album of Animals

An Alphabetic Album of Animals

Alvin Stenzel wrote 26 poems, one for each animal that begins with every letter of the alphabet. Here are two: one of the letter "C" and one for the letter "T."
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Daddy’s Best Helper

Daddy’s Best Helper

"I wish I could be Daddy’s best helper, but he likes my brothers better." Short story by Shirley Jones.
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I Was Best Man at a “Quickie” Wedding

I Was Best Man at a “Quickie” Wedding

Have you ever participated in a "quickie" wedding? Ben Pilla has and here's his short story about it.
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Coming Home

Coming Home

What's it like for a soldier coming home? Vincent Davis describes his experience.
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1 thought on “Breakfast Serial”

  1. Wow Mike….you really bring your stories life and excitement. Keep writing my friend. These stories will be read and read for many years to come.

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