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Autobiographical Writing

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My wife, the high school History teacher, had just returned from a long day at school with a huge pile of papers. This was not a rarity; no, this was commonplace. But spring had come: days were lengthening, air growing milder, leisure pursuits beckoning. The weekend stretched ahead. Beyond the proverbial fork in the road lay either more drudgery through grading or the delights of free time. Being the dedicated teacher that she was, she opted for grading.


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