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By LuAnn Schindler

-Isms: Views on life in rural America


Grandpa Larson has been on my mind lately.

I'm not sure if it's due to binge watching "Peaky Blinders," set in Birmingham, England, in 1919, and the show's references to World War I and newsboy caps. Or, maybe I'm simply waxing nostalgic lately.

Grandpa served in World War I. I still possess a felt banner, complete with embroidered Army insignia and the words "Somewhere in France," that hung in the window of his family home while he served this country. He never talked about his time overseas. Never mentioned the atrocities I am certain he witnessed. He was a strong, yet unassuming man, tal...

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