Category Archives: Jounal entry

Only Those Who Obey

  Posted on June 21, 2006by gramatrudy Only Those Who Obey  By Trudy A. Martinez The Bakersfield Californian reports (In 1994) that INS wants the news of deporting illegal Chinese immigrants kept quiet so mass crowds will not gather. Am … Continue reading

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Unworthy of Honor

  Posted on November 10, 2006by gramatrudy Unworthy of Honor? By Trudy A. Martinez · · · ·   Staring up from the page are the words:  Veteran’s Day–Regular Classes Scheduled.  “Wrong schedule,” I think.  “I need the Winter Schedule.”  … Continue reading

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I thought I was old!

  Posted on May 15, 2006by gramatrudy I Thought I Was Old! Taking an aerobic swim class can be fun. I thought I am too old.  I am sixty-five (or I was when I wrote this; I am now seventy-three). … Continue reading

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Tales of Mom 12

  Nellie and Terry Move to Los Angeles   The Judge gives Nellie his card. “Nellie,” he says, “Your husband doesn’t deserve a woman like you. I mean it. I want you to call me day or night if need … Continue reading

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Grama’s Birthday

Grama’s Birthday Posted on October 7, 2007by gramatrudy Grama’s Birthday by Trudy A. Martinez Today is not my birthday: that day passed weeks ago but here stands Elijah and Charity, wishing me happy birthday, handing me a present, asking me … Continue reading

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No Where to Run

No Where to Run Posted on December 4, 2006by gramatrudy Nowhere to Run   By Trudy A. Martinez Reassuringly, little voices whisper dramatically, “It’s okay, Kit, we’re not going to hurt you.” Kit, my flame point white Siamese cat, is … Continue reading

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Armed with Feathers

Armed with Feathers Posted on June 19, 2006by gramatrudy Armed With Feathers By Trudy A. Martinez I came up pillow in hand.  Resounding agitations arouse not only me but also my anger.  With a fury, I hurl the pillow in … Continue reading

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I’ll be on Top!

I’ll be on Top Posted on June 18, 2006by gramatrudy I’ll Be On top  By Trudy A. Martinez Half asleep my eyes open.  A rolling motion startles and awakes me.  Looking at the clock, I note the time: 4:35 A. … Continue reading

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Abandoned and Home Alone

Abandoned and Home Alone Posted on December 4, 2006by gramatrudy Abandoned and Home Alone By Trudy A. Martinez She did it again. She left, leaving me here alone again. Why? I do not understand. I’ve been good. Why does she … Continue reading

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Granny

This childhood memory is an edited version of a previous posting.

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