Category Archives: Autobiography

Thanksgiving Thought

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It was also my mother’s favorite. She loved everything about it. She was an only child, so she was close to her cousins. Consequently, she kept a much closer relationship through the years with them … Continue reading

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The White House on Jersey – Part 2

© Copyright 2009, 2011 by Joel R. Hall – All Rights Reserved At this point in my tale, let me pause to introduce some new characters. These are people linked more temporally than geographically  to the White House on Jersey … Continue reading

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The White House on Jersey – Part 1

© Copyright 2008, 2011 by Joel R. Hall – All Rights Reserved We moved from the little brown house not long after my third birthday into the house that truly defines my childhood: the house our family always afterward referred … Continue reading

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The Little Brown House

We moved from Palestine to College Station, Texas, the home of Texas A&M University (whoop!) when I about 2 years old. Upon arrival in College Station, we moved into a small, brown, wood frame rent house located on a street … Continue reading

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The Diner by the River

© Copyright 2011 by Joel R. Hall – All Rights Reserved When I was around 35 years old, I went through a period of depression and anxiety, the source of which I could not identify. This went on for several … Continue reading

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God Dreams

© Copyright 2011 by Joel R. Hall – All Rights Reserved Over the years, I have had a  small number of dreams that have been so different from any and all other dreams I have ever experienced, that I have … Continue reading

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Earliest Years

© Copyright 2011 by Joel R. Hall – All Rights Reserved I don’t remember my first Easter because that was the day I was born. It was April 6, 1958. My mother was 22 and I was her third child … Continue reading

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