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The Bear Hunter

Posted by Les Becker on December 21, 2008 in The Father Chronicles |
Bear Claw

I found this bear claw in a box full of little trinkets and treasures in my father’s closet nearly a year ago. It was in the same box with his pocket watch, along with some other neat stuff. This was during my Walk-About days, when I would hoof it all the way across town once […]

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The Chamber Pot

Posted by Les Becker on September 29, 2008 in It Helps If the Whole Family Is Crazy, Oh Mother...! |

The 1998 Version of My Aunt Blanche… No, really, let’s compare, shall we? If only to piss off my daughter – who tells me she’ll kill me if I post this, but then laughs out loud when she looks at this photo of herself, so I think I’m all good… Tell me that’s not eerie… […]

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The Day the Earth Stood Still…

Posted by Les Becker on September 25, 2008 in Other People's Stories..., Real Life |

A couple of months back, I was invited to dinner by a friend: a 6’4 cook I worked with at The House of Fracas, my temporary placement, the first J.O.B. (and so far, only) in my brand new field, after I was out of school. This invitation was a long time coming. He kept inviting […]

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If a Car Hits a Tree in the Forest…

Posted by Les Becker on August 13, 2008 in Little Bits of Stupid, Photography |

Of course, my Dad found out. He always found out everything I was up to, and he always gave me a chance to own up to it, relating the dirty deed to me in a manner designed to make me believe he really didn’t know who had done it. You know, in case I wanted […]

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…Of Wheels and Walk-Abouts

Posted by Les Becker on August 10, 2008 in Photography, Real Life, The Walk-About |

So, the Mini-Van Saga is finally over…. and it turned out to be a trilogy, at that. I was originally going to be leasing The Fly-Mobile, so-named because it was The Fly-Girl’s ride, and she wanted to get rid of it. I liked that mini-van. Turns out, the Fly-Girl did, too, and decided to keep […]

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Bleed…

Posted by Les Becker on June 9, 2008 in Real Life |

I’m feeling a little raw, lately. There are a lot of changes being thrust upon me, and, as you all well know, I don’t deal with change ummm… much. I’m not having any luck becoming accustomed to the schedule at the new J.O.B., which kind of throws everything else out of whack as far as […]

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You Want Fries with that Burger…?

Posted by Les Becker on February 20, 2008 in Little Bits of Stupid |

Ain’t I Angelic… “looking”? Ah, yes, appearances can be deceiving, though, can’t they? The dog knows differently, you can tell by the look on her face. This picture was taken by my father in 1971. I would have been around 5 at the time. The dog (her name was Goldie), was 4, and I think […]

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Whole Lotta Rockin’ Goin’ On…

Posted by Les Becker on February 17, 2008 in Oh Mother...!, The Father Chronicles |

Yeah, so my dad bought an iPod. My Brother the Trespasser picked it up for him, set it up and showed him how to use it. Dad spent about three hours playing with it and yelling at us what a “great rig” it was. The volume was so high that I could hear the lyrics […]

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…Like a Woman Scorned.

Posted by Les Becker on January 31, 2008 in The Landlady |

Guess Who’s Jealous, Now…?! I was telling Ruby tonight about posting my Dad’s harrowing experience on the ice in 1938. I had been about to add that I thought he was jealous of all the attention she was getting from my readers. I didn’t get the chance, because once I told her the story she […]

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