Maury's Place

A cyber soapbox for Maury
This is a collection of stories and/or opinions that may have occurred to Maury while traveling.
A few articles may have been inspired by something discovered while searching the Web.
Below is a list of story titles with links to the individual tomes.
What Maury Did during the Summer of 2020 — Maury's battle with the sun
Sidewalk Photographers — How an old photo came to be
A Suggestion from a Boy named Dexter — A young man's interest in muscle cars
B-29 Inspection Group — During WW2 Maury's father worked on a B-29 production line
The Jaunting Cart — Mackinac Island
Harry S. Truman's middle name — The mystery is solved
My Electron Tree — A very fascinating and special gift
Earthlings see alien craft — Strange craft seems to appear out of nowhere — True Story
The original meaning of the peace symbol — It isn't what many people expected.
Which side is the fuel filler? — What side, on a car, is the fuel filler?
A Very Unusual Experience — I attended an autopsy. NOT a fun story, but very interesting and educational.
Unloading Hay Trucks — A story from my childhood about how I earned my spending money.
Lightning About to Strike — A frightening experience in a thunder storm while driving I-80 in Wyoming.
Different Ways to Build an Interstate Highway — This is a personal observation of the different way the
states of Nevada and Wyoming built the I-80 freeway.
California Freeway Names — North and South — This story came to mind while watching a high speed car chase
on TV when we were staying in a Southern California RV campground.
How the Marshmallow Got Its Name — I wondered about the marshmallow name while toasting some of the sugary
confections over a campfire during a crab fishing trip in Oregon.
My Grandma's Lye Soap — While on a trip to attend an FMCA convention, I was reminded of this story when I saw
a stack of lard packages in a Pasadena, California grocery store.
Car Fire at Highest Point on I-80 — This story is about a very exciting event I witnessed on one of my road trips.
A Rocket Engine Test — Frightened while returning from my family's first road trip taken in 1963.


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