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Orange Crush II The Adventures of Soda Pop

Before reading this one read part one, the story will make more sense. I felt safe amongst the colorful pages of the comic books wrapped around me. I could hear the little boy say bye to his grampa Cliff, his Grandpa said goodbye Ricky. There was a wonderful bouncing feeling as Ricky skipped out the door to his father's waiting car. As we started driving away Ricky pulled me out of the bag and I could see his mom, dad, sister and brother. As we drove along I learned the other boy was Roy and the little girl was Teresa. His parents simply were mom and dad. I quite enjoyed the ride, Ricky's dadio had a need for speed and it was exciting passing the slower cars. In this world it seemed all of the other cars were slower. The first town we came to was Larder lake, if blinking had been possible I would have missed it. As Ricky looked through me I marveled at both the color of his eyes and the rugged landscape. Pine trees, poplar trees and beautiful lakes. I loved how the road was carved through sections of rock. The next small town I noticed was King Kirkland, it seemed rather little to be a King. It wasn't very long and we entered our destination which was Kirkland Lake. Kirkland Lake was much bigger than where we had come from. I enjoyed watching the people as we traveled down Government Road West. I remember driving past restaurants and stores, Dadio slowed down to point out a diner called the Coffee Cup. He told us he had a Barber Shop at the back of the Diner, I was more interested in the theatre across the street. The theatre was called the Strand and I liked the flashing lights on the billboard. Just then Ricky placed me back in the paper bag with his comics so I slept for a while. Orange Crush III to follow.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 1/5/2015 9:05:00 PM
I live near a small town named King, and it is so tiny. I don't think it can be called a town!... This story has an innocent quality to it, which I enjoy very much. I wish that I could have grown up in the 50's or 60's... I am looking forward to part 3. This is wonderful writing!
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Date: 1/2/2015 3:39:00 PM
I grew up in Sault Ste. Marie and you know where I live now. I know these areas well. Exciting and fun Richard. I'm glad I read your moms poem today to know about these. Great work.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/2/2015 9:13:00 PM
It seems we have similar paths. You should really get together with my mom, I think you would enjoy each other.
Date: 12/30/2014 11:22:00 AM
wow quite a saga this is turning out to be...i will go on to the next one....
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/2/2015 9:12:00 PM
Hi Harry, sorry I missed your visit. Thanks for reading my little series. I am up to six with no end in sight..
Date: 12/29/2014 7:16:00 PM
mmmmmn keeping me to the next one.. :)! enjoying!!! :D
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/29/2014 7:32:00 PM
Thanks Olive ;0)
Date: 12/28/2014 7:05:00 PM
loved number two, on to number three. Of course I am familiar with the areas and references. A great Geography, History lesson while having a fun read!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/29/2014 7:32:00 PM
Have you been to Northern Ontario?
Date: 12/24/2014 10:44:00 AM
An era well remembered... and the adventure continues on!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/29/2014 7:34:00 PM
Writing this little series gives me more respect for you and Dragon!
Date: 12/22/2014 2:23:00 PM
Going splendidly :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/29/2014 7:33:00 PM
Thanks Tim, I am now up to #5.
Date: 12/22/2014 1:39:00 PM
What an adventure!
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Date: 12/21/2014 2:41:00 PM
Part two has kept the rhythm of the previous one, thus keeping our attention. Your reply to Arthur also helps. Will now go read part 3. You're still quite young, my friend! // paul
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/21/2014 3:09:00 PM
I feel young, as long as I avoid reflective surfaces I am able to maintain my illusion.
Date: 12/21/2014 10:48:00 AM
Merry Christmas Richard, I am at OC111 before been directed to OC11,now that I am through here let me go and read what happened when you woke up...huggs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/21/2014 2:29:00 PM
Thanks again for reading the series, keep an eye out for future episodes.
Date: 12/21/2014 10:17:00 AM
Richard, brilliant story telling. After reading the first I'd been looking forward to part two.. It didn't disappoint. This one shows off your story telling skills and deepens the personification of that old school orange crush bottle. Can't wait for the next in your series. You're taking us on a journey back in time and to a place I've never been.. It's captivating!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/21/2014 2:28:00 PM
Thanks David, I have added a part three.
Date: 12/20/2014 6:43:00 PM
Hi Richard, I re-read first one, now this, to get the full picture, The way you describe the story, I can picture going back in time, absolutely great and waiting for III
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/21/2014 8:19:00 AM
Thanks Arthur, you have definately caught the right era. I was born in Kirkland Lake in 1961. My first memories where from Virginiatown where we lived until I was 5. We then move to Kirkland Lake and lived there until I was 9.
Date: 12/20/2014 5:59:00 PM
OMG Richard number two is good, what a brilliant story, so glad number three is to follow, we want more, dying to know what will happen to "Orange Crush", mind you I can guess, take care my friend.............Vera..........
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/21/2014 8:14:00 AM
Can you? You might be surprised by what happens along the way. Thanks for taking time to read my little story.
Date: 12/20/2014 4:16:00 PM
you have got me on the edge of my seat ... what will happen next - great write Richard - leave us wanting more!!! Hugs jan xxx
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/21/2014 8:12:00 AM
I'm pleased you are enjoying my little "Soda Pop" tale.
Date: 12/20/2014 3:30:00 PM
Read part I and now this. I wish I knew little Ricky! I sure like Richard Lamoureux. So glad to get acquainted with the younger you. Tell me more...
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/20/2014 3:33:00 PM
More to come, I have a few more ideas to come.
Date: 12/20/2014 3:21:00 PM
gosh, wonder where this is going... I was wondering if maybe it were a cautionary tale where he would be viewing their bodies on the highway from dadio driving so fast!!! but sounds like it was the 60's when speed limits were super high!!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/20/2014 3:34:00 PM
Patience my dear. You are right it does start in the sixties.
Date: 12/20/2014 2:06:00 PM
I'm really into the story now..Im wondering what dear Rick did with the bottle..Lovely!!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/21/2014 2:30:00 PM
Another episode is done.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/20/2014 3:35:00 PM
All will unfold, thanks for reading both parts.
Date: 12/20/2014 1:11:00 PM
Cruising was a big pastime in my little town -- loved this journey.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/20/2014 3:37:00 PM
It was tha same in kirkland Lake, I remember the old mustangs and camaros. I still love cars from the 60s!
Date: 12/20/2014 10:52:00 AM
You really are having fun with Memory Lane Keep it up. Brings back memories to me as well Love Mom
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/20/2014 3:38:00 PM
Lots more to come.