Ralphie would understand
I had a BB gun. And I did not shoot out either one of my eyes.
A Game for One
You can tell a lot about a boy by the game he plays.
The Original Spin Doctor
He was Ethan Allen, who created my favorite board game.
Hotchee Botchee!!
Halloween has changed a lot since I was a kid.
Paradise Lost?
My favorite vacation destination is being washed away.
Are nicknames extinct?
At the very least they are an endangered species.
Look! Up in the sky!
Charlie Major isn't the only family member who spotted a UFO.
Young and very lucky
A recollection of incredibly bad decisions.
Here a chick
One Easter my cousins and I were given chickens instead of eggs.
Chasing waterfalls
According to the TLC song, you shouldn't do it.
Sleeping with snakes
We had no choice when our power went out.
Musical odd couple
My first musical influences were Gene Autry and Frederic Chopin
"Radio Days" forever
Old-time radio programs still play inside my head.
The French Fort
This re-created piece of history was a childhood fantasyland.
Ride an elephant
It's something you no longer can do at the Syracuse zoo.
Coneys and salt potatoes
Our taste buds keep calling us back to comfort food heaven.
Have teasels, will travel
Skaneateles farmers once grew weeds on purpose.
An offer I couldn't refuse
When being a Democrat gave me the inside track.
Rattlesnake Gulch
There really is such a place in Central New York.
The Big Picture
Major family reunion: 1930
Otisco Lake vacation: 1917
State Fair ice cream stand
Nana's mother-in-law
Some of these stories also are listed under Jack Major.