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March 30, 1998

The story this week was written by Danny Jennings, from Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia. Danny has been married for 10 years, and he and his wife have two sons, 2 1/2 and 6 years old. Danny works for the Department of Transport in Nova Scotia. This past winter, he obtained a supervisory position, since he had received his GED. His pastimes are baseball and scuba diving in the summer time. He enjoys using the computer and going on the Internet.

An Occasion I Remember From My Childhood

by Danny Jennings

One memory from my past is very clear. My family had friends in the city. On some Sundays, both families would go for a drive. As there were too many people for one car, we would take two. I remember on one Sunday we stopped for chips and pop in Meaghers Grant at the service station beside the graveyard. While I was purchasing the chips, I saw both cars pull away. I was very troubled by this as I was only 6 or 7 years old. I left the chips on the counter, left the store and ran down the road crying and screaming. Both cars came back as soon as they discovered what had happened. Each family had thought the other had gotten me. The families were both upset and embarrassed about the whole thing.

[This story was taken with permisson, from a collection of stories written by learners throughout Nova Scotia, entitled Over the Mountain II, p. 60.]

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