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Grandpa Bear Was a Merchant Marine

This past Sunday, our Grandpa Bear passed away at the age of 87. Although he was named Alvin, he had been called Al, Bud, Chief, Boss, but mostly, The Bear. He joined his wife of over thirty years Peggy.  The bear was many things, Father, husband, owner of several Auto Part stores and one of […]

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Duels Can Be Funny

Duels were a common practice among the upper class throughout history, from the Medieval period up until the 20th century.  At first, they were fought with rapiers or swords then later fought with specialized dueling pistols. Most duels, if not all, were the result of a perceived affront to the honor of a gentleman.  When […]

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Short Stories

The Blind Date part 2

Here is the second half of the story I wrote for a friend. (you can read the first part here: https://theblogofteresa.com/2012/01/15/the-blind-date/ ). Again, this was a story that I wrote for her to include in her presentation on teaching English to non-native speakers. She needed an original story that was full of idioms. The first half of […]

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Short Stories

The Blind Date

This is a story I wrote for a friend who needed an original story for an advanced paper that she was presenting. I do not normally write on demand but she was having a hard time finding a story. She needed one that had a lot of idioms and whatnot in order to test non-native […]