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Jack Scharff, Sr., boxing

Jack Gordon Scharff, Sr.

This photo is an absolute treasure to me; my sister brought it to me this fall after a visit with our grandfather, Jack Scharff, who still lives in Memphis TN, where this photo was taken. I had no idea that my grandfather had ever had an interest in boxing. He told my sister that he […]

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Halloween Popcorn Balls

Halloween Popcorn Balls

We were the family on the block who laboriously made and distributed popcorn balls to trick-or-treaters at Halloween. During the years that we did it, nobody was talking about razor blades wickedly secreted in apples, and you never heard anyone brag about the house with factory-made candy: WE were the shizz. The only people who […]

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My Dad's Justin Boots

My Dad’s Justins

These are the boots my dad gave me in the summer of 2005. They were 33 years old when I got them, and I’ve been wearing them now for almost 5 years. They have a few miles on them. Recently I asked my dad to tell me about my Justins, and he told me he […]

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