Larry Berger Archive

Grandpa Larry’s Random Reminiscence: Grandpa Larry’s Concern

Gun laws and gun violence are in the news a lot today. When my big brother, Wally, was about 12 or 13, he tired of blowing up the neighbor’s mailboxes with bundled and powerful fireworks, which were then legal and available. So he built a gun on our father’s work bench. We called them zip […]

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Grandpa Larry’s Post Quarantine Recovery Photos, Story, and Poem

I know this is just a vanity, but part of my brand is that old picture at the top of my column. I don’t even have that shirt anymore! And I always get a haircut in spring because I like to fly with my cockpit open, and don’t like my hair blowing everywhere and slapping […]

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Grandpa Larry’s Random Reminiscence: A Covid Chronicle

A year ago I wrote this rather obscure poem about the time and circumstances I found myself in, which we are all too familiar with now, the Covid-19 pandemic. The poem combined the new CDC guidelines with a little bit of mystery along with some old personal angst and regret. It was called Quarantine: I […]

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Grandpa Larry’s Random Reminiscence: Autumn Nonsense

There was Homer sitting in one of my lawn chairs looking ever-so-much like Rodin’s The Thinker. I was sitting in a favorite chair by the front window reading from my vast collection of fantasy novels, reflecting on the fantasy I was living in. I wondered if some of the novels weren’t esoteric histories, and then […]

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Grandpa Larry: Let the Reeling Proceed

I decided to go to D.C. and find one to interview. If you are not already reeling from the incredible unraveling of events this year, then come along with me to Washington, D.C. where I have ventured, to try to get some understanding of how this current political election is going to turn out. I […]

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Grandpa Larry’s Random Reminiscence: Hope for a Better Breakfast.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Grandpa Larry, Larry Berger

Ah, good, another rainy day. I think I’ll conjure up a few ideas and see if I can hypnotize any of you, my dear readers, with my smooth and soothing nonsense; we shall call if B’anon. (Not to be confused with that historic figure Steve Bannon, who at this writing was looking for a good […]

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Grandpa Larry’s Random Reminiscence: Desert Man

A wiry man with a scraggly beard wearing only a pair of ragged cut-off trousers climbed over a rocky ridge and pulled himself up onto a large flat rock and hunkered down, contemplating the city before him. He had lived in that city. He had grown up with ordinary parents in an ordinary house; gone […]

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Grandpa Larry’s Random Reminiscence: Navigating Reentry by Former Upper Atmosphere Flyer Grandpa Larry

Homer showed up at the back door again on Saturday. I swung the door wide and let him in. I know it’s safe because he and his wife never go out and I’m the original hermit, so there is little chance that we’ve had contact with the virus. He sat at the kitchen table. “I’m […]

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A Coronavirus Poem: Two People

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Larry Berger, Poetry Corner

TWO PEOPLE I saw two people today, standing almost together and then, there was the sound and everyone looked up and spread out; I could see it in her eyes, she just wanted to be closer; I was a coward, I couldn’t do it. We stand looking at each other from so far away now; […]

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Grandpa Larry’s Not-So-Instant Solution for all the World’s Problems

I heard a knock at the back door. When I went to answer it, I found my neighbor, Homer, with a bruise on his forehead, and it looked like he had been crying. “What happened to you?” I asked. “I don’t want to tell you,” he replied. “Can I come in?” With no need for […]

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Good Southern Barbeque + WIN Lunch for 2! w/ HashtagWV City Paper!

Good Southern BBQ w/ HashtagWV City Paper this June! - You can never go wrong with good southern barbeque! On the cover features Hog Wild BBQ in Fairlea, an excellent choice when you’re craving a smoked flavor that fits the bill + WIN lunch for two. Pick us up to enter! And hip hip huzzah! The WV Renaissance Festival is back! Nestled in the breathtaking […]

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