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My Name is F-I-O-N-A

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Travel down the road with Pat Stewart as she deals with the turmoil and pleasures of modern life. My Name Is F-I-O-N-A and Other Short Stories includes outrageous opinions, intriguing insights, purely fiction, and odd behaviors perpetrated by family members and other unforgettable characters. A spunky unborn baby learns how to use Morse code to tell her parents her name is Fiona. In another purely fiction story, sit down in a bar on the shady outskirts of Memphis when Patricia steals a kiss from Elvis. Read on to see Patricia’s patriotic camel Joe become belligerent when the President wants to send him to Afghanistan! Inspired by actual events, Patricia Stewart’s essays reveal how she opened her heart and soul to help Hurricane Katrina-ravaged homeowners. She introduces you to Alicein (pronounced Allison) Wonderland who explains her hippie-inspired name and why she opened her Mockingbird Café in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. On a more serious note, Negroes into the Schools will take you to a street corner in Little Rock, Arkansas to witness this turning point in Civil Rights history. You won’t be able to put this book down until you’ve read the last word.

Location:

United States

Description:

Travel down the road with Pat Stewart as she deals with the turmoil and pleasures of modern life. My Name Is F-I-O-N-A and Other Short Stories includes outrageous opinions, intriguing insights, purely fiction, and odd behaviors perpetrated by family members and other unforgettable characters. A spunky unborn baby learns how to use Morse code to tell her parents her name is Fiona. In another purely fiction story, sit down in a bar on the shady outskirts of Memphis when Patricia steals a kiss from Elvis. Read on to see Patricia’s patriotic camel Joe become belligerent when the President wants to send him to Afghanistan! Inspired by actual events, Patricia Stewart’s essays reveal how she opened her heart and soul to help Hurricane Katrina-ravaged homeowners. She introduces you to Alicein (pronounced Allison) Wonderland who explains her hippie-inspired name and why she opened her Mockingbird Café in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. On a more serious note, Negroes into the Schools will take you to a street corner in Little Rock, Arkansas to witness this turning point in Civil Rights history. You won’t be able to put this book down until you’ve read the last word.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Meeting the Great Santini

5/18/2024
"While Pat Conroy was signing Beach Music, his newest work, in one corner of the Open Book store, his Daddy was signing in another corner."

Duration:00:02:53

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Buy One, Get One

5/11/2024
"That's why, when I saw the buy one/get one free offer to take the Mensa test, I talked my husband into going in with me."

Duration:00:07:26

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National Emergency - Atlanta Airport Closed

5/4/2024
"We had seen the World Trade Center just three months before. Because we had more important places to visit in New York City we decided not to go to the observation deck. Our photos show our grandson walking across the Brooklyn Bridge with those twin towers in the background."

Duration:00:06:36

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The Day the Devil Came to Georgia

4/27/2024
"The sisters decided to go to the visitation and funeral Mass. What they failed to notice in the paper was one line that read, 'Visitation and rosary Wednesday evening.' The rosary and its prayers would prove to be a problem."

Duration:00:11:31

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The Great Sock Roundup

4/20/2024
"When my children were babies and stayed at home, they didn't object to wearing any two socks that fit. Once they went to school, they objected to wearing two socks that fit but didn't match."

Duration:00:04:42

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French Cooking, American Style

4/13/2024
"We lived on the economy. That means we shopped for everything in local stores and paid for it in francs. The man who hired my husband told him to think of it as camping for a year."

Duration:00:18:49

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The Faces on the Wall

4/6/2024
"These ancestors speak to me every day from that picture. I inherited these genes and see these strong people as role models for my life."

Duration:00:02:44

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Does Cancer Cause Plagiarism?

3/30/2024
"When Dailey was notified of the plagiarism, she had an explanation. She acknowledged copyright infringement, blaming the problem on a 'psychological disorder brought on by stress.'"

Duration:00:03:59

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Becoming Sarah

3/23/2024
"June 1: I weigh a pound now. I'm in the second trimester. My space keeps getting smaller and more cramped. I need more room, Mom. Kicking her doesn't seem to get enough attention for my space problem."

Duration:00:16:08

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A Life-Changing Experience

3/16/2024
"A group of volunteers worked on the home of Willie, an elderly man displaced by Katrina, who was living in a FEMA trailer in his driveway. They were tearing out everything down to the studs."

Duration:00:06:31

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Father Sebastian's Day Off

3/10/2024
"When I saw Father at 10 P.M. he was putting trash into a hopper. He told me, 'This is my day off. I still have to put the finishing touches on the eight-page newsletter to go out tomorrow.'"

Duration:00:04:51

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Legal Sodomy

3/3/2024
"A sigmoidoscopy is an acceptable medical procedure paid for by insurance, right? It came as close to my vision of sodomy as I would ever want to experience. Not quite! the doctor wanted 'further study.'"

Duration:00:05:00

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Summer Heat

2/25/2024
"We had no hope of ever getting air conditioning. The best we had were fans, the oscillating kind that mostly blew hot air around."

Duration:00:04:50

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Carrot Salad

2/18/2024
"It was the kind of place where one could always see the local police come from lunch with the regulars. Hank catered to the local politicians, who came daily to mingle with the good old boys."

Duration:00:06:30

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Conversation With Mom

2/11/2024
"'Hi Mom. I called you yesterday, but you weren't home.' 'I was down in the game room playing pool.'"

Duration:00:04:19

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My Journey on the Orphan Train

2/4/2024
"It is a blend of Dorothy's story and my story. I have experienced what an orphan train rider's life must have been from my 21st century point of view. She found that she had been a rider when she was five years old."

Duration:00:06:10

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Teaching Your Teen to Drive and Survive

1/28/2024
"Responsibility is the first requirement of a good driver. That will not be readily available at age fifteen when your child gets a learner's permit. It is a process that must begin about fifteen years before."

Duration:00:09:11

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Leo Child

1/21/2024
"We share a love of books and writing that we indulge on a regular basis, trading tips on writing, passing on magazines that we have read, and suggesting books to read."

Duration:00:02:58

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Cheap Tricks

1/14/2024
"We taught our seven children to make a budget. One child's entry reflects the climate of that long-ago era. He got ten cents for a tooth."

Duration:00:05:24

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What I Learned From My Children

1/7/2024
"'Did you guys roll rocks down the hill and hit some Frenchman's car?' he asked. 'No, not us. I bet they blame us because we have the most kids of any American family,' said Tom, the sixteen-year-old spokesperson for the group."

Duration:00:09:08