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Betsy In The Twenty-First Century
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My grandfather was one of the first owners of an automobile and one of the first to be scorned for the black clouds of smoke that his Model A belched.
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Frank Dunsmore
Frank Dunsmore was born in Chicago and studied music and American Literature. He has always liked mysteries. He writes articles and short stories and is currently writing a mystery novel.
[October 2003]
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A Picture's Wirth A Thousand Words (Non-Fiction) I had the privilege of interviewing Cliff Wirth, Chicago Sun-Times newspaper cartoonist. Mr. Wirth has been a cartoonist for the last fifty years. In my interview he shares how he became a cartoonist ... [1,701 words]
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