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About Leona Campbell

Leona Campbell has written short features for several publications and for books, including the Chicken Soup and Hope & Miracles series. Her memoir Tar Paper Shack is available at A Meridian resident with her family for twenty years, she’s currently a student at Life Bible College in Meridian.

Sippin’ Soda

In the corner of the dilapidated laundromat sat an old-fashioned soda pop machine filled with our favorite bottles of carbonated beverages.

We didn’t have money to buy those sugary treats but we figured out how to outsmart the machine with a small bottle opener and a long paper straw. It was easy. Pop the cap off, stick the straw in, and sip. This was our little secret, which we never told anyone. We thought we were being inventive, and it never once occurred to us that we were stealing from the company that sold the soda. Continue reading

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