Leslie Ray Sears III [Ray]

 
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It Has Been A Rough Year

I am adding this additional chapter to my introduction, because after I initially wrote the introduction, it was very difficult to come back to it and try to make sense of all that I have experienced through the various stages of my life and the trials that I have endured or overcome.  I wish ...


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The Birth of Charles Leonard Wiggins

The story has already been written for awhile on my blog "From the heart of Praise, Prayer and Perseverance. 0; Here is a link to that posting, Below are the pictures of the blessed event.   http://fromthehea rt-dotwigg.blogsp ot.com/2008/03/an other-2-prayer-re quest-answered.ht ml


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My Entire Life

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Sailing
SailingFor twenty years before the construction of this boat I sailed the 18’ Bayliner Buccaneer “Wind Rose.” Everyone must sail at least once on a moonlit evening to insure there are no gaps in their life’s checklist. ...
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05/01/1952
06/01/2001
Fishing
I could spend the rest of my life fishing. It’s a profitable hobby, no? When you catch fish you can actually become self-sufficient. Between fish and tomatoes I think a person could derive all the nutrients necessary for a ...
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05/01/1952
06/01/2001
The Towpath
Summers seem to be my most memorable times. The summer after high school graduation, I lived on our boat in the Patuxent Naval Air Station marina on Chesapeake Bay. It was a great treat and almost like having your own apartment. ...
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06/01/1971
08/31/1971
Wind
Cape Cod and its people. When a Cape Codder steps out the door in the morning the first task is to look up at the weather vane to see the wind direction. The next glance is at the flagpole to determine wind strength. These ...
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05/01/1960
06/01/1960
Water
Water!Water is another key definer of life on Cape Cod. The Cape essentially became an island in 1914 when the completion of the Canal, by joining the Monument and Scusset rivers, severed the arm from its main body. Some ...
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05/01/1960
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Barnstable to Boston
Barnstable to BostonLand, sea or air, that is the question? I’ve made the trip from Barnstable to Boston a hundred times but just started musing about the details of that trip when pressed for some ruminations. Probably the ...
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03/01/1999
06/01/2001
Summer Kid (Part I)
I admit I am not a true "Cape Codder." I will always be a wash-ashore, one of those people "from away." In my defense I must say that the cause of my not being a Cape Codder was military service. My grampa and all of his forbears ...
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05/01/1952
06/01/2001
Summer Kid (Part II)
Continuing my ruminations from the last issue, I can move from memories planted by family storytellers, mainly my Dad, to my personal recollections. I hope you have all found out who your family storyteller is an got them on ...
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05/01/1952
06/01/2001
Summer Kid (Part III)
Last time I mentioned that you need to find your family’s storyteller. You should also find the family writer. My mom has written 28 stories about her life which are now treasured by the whole family. We urge her to write even ...
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05/01/1952
06/01/2001
Libraries
My wife and daughter just left for the library. My thirteen year old reads a book every week (usually one of those two inch thick fantasy and science fiction tomes). Our family reads a lot and it shows in all the endeavors ...
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02/06/2007
02/08/2007
Sunday Races
There are only a few years of my life when I have not had a boat at my disposal.  First, when my parents took me to Germany for three years beginning in 1952 as part of the Occupation Forces and then again when I had to sell ...
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01/01/1969
07/01/1970
Chronology
My Mom has taken classes on writing a personal history and one of the things you are supposed to do to jog your memory for stories is make a chronology. Dad graduated Boston University Parents married Mar 1951 Mom graduated ...
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Carnegie Tech
I attended Carnegie Institute of Technology, the engineering college in Carnegie Mellon University from 1970 to 1974.  The Electrical Engineering Department was a very lively place in those days.  My advisor was Dr Richard Teare ...
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09/01/1970
05/01/1974
Jaguar Marching Band Brings Home Silver
The Pride of Westmoore, Jaguar Marching Band brought home two second place trophies from the 2007 Owasso Invitational Marching Contest, Saturday, 29 Sep. Among 19 high powered bands from across the state, the Westmoore Band ...
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09/29/2007
09/29/2007
Springfield Armory
You may have heard of the 1903 Springfield rifle developed by the US Government and used to fight WW I or an indestructible .45 caliber pistol named M1911A1 or even a fellow named Garand who invented a semi-automatic rifle called ...
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01/01/1957
12/01/1958
Shipwrecked
Recently I was reading an old edition of the Vineyard Gazette (Martha’s Vineyard in Nantucket Sound, part of Dukes county, Mass.) and came across this article which started the old rumination gears clicking. The Vineyard ...
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05/01/1952
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Cousin Ruth Sears
I always remember going to see Cousin Ruth as one of the best times on our summer visits to Cape Cod. Her small white house at 26 School st in East Dennis across from Cousin Edmund's was always tidy and fun to explore. We wished ...
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05/01/1952
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Westmoore Marching Band - Meet Us in St Louis
The "Pride of Westmoore" Jaguar Marching Band brought home two trophies from St Louis after a highly successful competition at the Bands of America (BOA) Super Regional Marching Contest.  The Westmoore Marching Band was a finalist ...
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10/19/2007
10/21/2007
Maps
I have a passion for maps. In fact I have hundreds of maps in my home.  I like to store them flat but I do keep the National Geographic maps folded in their box.  I collect all kinds of maps from 1880 survey maps of Cape Cod ...
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07/01/1970
03/01/1982
Blackbird House
Blackbird Houseby Alice Hoffman (Doubleday, NY, 2004)reviewed by Ray SearsIn Blackbird House, bestselling author, Alice Hoffman tells the story of a family farm near Truro on lower Cape Cod in a series ...
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