Category: Stories

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Digging Up a Headless Hagenbuch

Our Halloween story begins with a newspaper article published on March 28, 1879 in The Colombian. It reads as follows: INVESTIGATING THE DEAD For some days past rumors of a most extravagant nature, concerning...

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Concerning Cows

How’s the Cow? It walks, it talks, it’s full of chalk. The lacteal fluid of the female member of the bovine species is highly prolific to the Nth degree. Some readers of this article...

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Cousins Around the Corner

We went to my wife Linda’s 50th High School reunion at Greencastle, Pennsylvania a few weeks ago. Greencastle has a different way of scheduling their school reunions. The reunions coincide with the town’s Old...

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The Deaths of a Father and Son

I have been inside the house on the hill twice. It overlooks the Susquehanna River. Both times, as I walked through the first floor rooms, up the two stairways, through the hallways, and into...

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The Privy Bottle, Part 1

This two-part article tells the fictional story and true facts about a bottle recently discovered in a privy in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. The year was 1875. Mr. Smith, from Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, had taken the train...