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Not So Funny Practical Joke

Childish juvenile pranks can sometimes backfire. Pull my finger is harmless enough. You become the victim once, then pass it on. One of the Hogan boys, not naming names, came up with a not so funny practical joke he thought

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Christmas Gift That Kept on Giving

Christmas is a time of tradition, and throughout my early childhood I recall a certain Christmas gift that kept on giving. A fruitcake similar to the one shown here survived being passed around to close family members for decades. This

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Derby Hill Halloween Haunted House

For several days leading up to Halloween in the early 1960’s in my hometown or Derby, Maine, several friends and I worked diligently to convert an upstairs barn loft into a Halloween Haunted House. The Kinney home was the first

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Derby Grammar School Bell

Contributed by: Larry Hall, Ten Decades of Stories Listen Now You may also Download MP3 Playtime 01:45 (min./sec.) Two years ago a previous audio story by guest storyteller Larry Hall mentioned ringing the steeple bell at the grammar school in

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Roping the Grammar School Bell in 1928

Contributed by: Larry Hall, Ten Decades of Stories Listen Now You may also Download MP3 This is a special story entitled “Let’s Put a Rope on the Bell” about Growin’ Up in Maine in 1928, and features a story contributed

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