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Bill Charles
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highways, & byways, for now


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“ABOUT SHOOFLY JUNCTION”
by
Bill Charles
~~~~
Mom ended up down in that place years ago
it seems, a small town in the hills of West
Virginia on the Kanawha River kept alive by
coal mining, once booming then busted, then not
bad again it seems, but it’s really not even a town,
just a place with some good memories surrounded
by those there mines dug in the mountains full of coal,
and the people that made a living digging it…

The railroad tracks run right through town and
across the dirt road from mom’s place, well when
those big locomotives go on by the whole place does
the rock and roll it seems, why I came home from the
Navy and one night when I was sleeping, before I was
use to that god awful racket, here came that train in
the middle of the night and about scared the be
yahoo out of me, why I was raised out of my
bed and just about hit my head on the ceiling…

Once my brother and I started buying junk
cars and selling the parts, hey we had to eat,
we did well until mom was tired of all the junk
in her back yard, but we sold a lot of parts for
a while until she said was going into the junk
business for herself with our parts, well that
ended that little excursion of ours…

With coal mining booming, there were a lot of
people in the area and some of the prettiest and
cute little ladies one could imagine, well I thought
I would just say that, I mean I never got into
any kinda trouble, you know what I mean,
especially at the dances in the small bars
that dotted the area, why Dorsal and I, he’s
my step dad, use to go out and tip a few once
in a while, but that’s another story from the
little place known as Shoofly Junction…
~~~~
© Copyright 2003 Bill Charles - All Rights Reserved
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Hey Bill...enjoyed reading this piece of life in Shoofly Junction.  
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(smiles) Oh Bill, this is beautiful, sweet friend, you describe the lifestyles of such wonderful places so vividly from your heart, yay, this is among your best, you have my vote, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Bill, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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Bill, another delightful Shoofly Junction story for the book.....   
Hugs,
Ethel
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You dod this so well!
Eric
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Makes you real Bill, makes you real.
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Like watching a movie ... real life though.
Touching.
Margherita
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Much enjoyed Bill....
Great story well told...
~Hugs~

~ Trace my body with your words..
And in doing so, you touch my heart. ~

Sudhir Iyer
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Great work...

regards,
sudhir
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Very Much enjoyed

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