Category Archives: A to Z April Challenge

L is for Library & Lady

I’ve probably spent more hours in this building than I have in any other place. It was my refuge as a child. I spent hours looking at 3-d photo cards with the old stereoscope viewer, while the stern librarian Mrs. … Continue reading

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K is for KRCG-TV #AtoZChallenge

KRCG-TV broadcast for the first time on February 13, 1955.   The station was founded by the Jefferson City News Tribune. The paper’s publisher, Betty Goshorn Weldon, named the station in honor of her late father, Robert C. Goshorn, who … Continue reading

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John Henry Paul

The life of John Henry Paul reminds me of a song they used to sing on the TV show Hee-Haw: “If it weren’t for bad luck, he’d have no luck at all. . “ John Henry was born October 23, … Continue reading

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Insane

“He belongs out at the end of 5th Street.” That was a common phrase in Fulton while I was growing up. It was usually said good-naturedly, in a teasing way, sometimes spitefully, and once in a while, with dead seriousness. … Continue reading

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Hugh Paul, George Washington, and the French and Indian War

During the 18th century, Britain and France were engaged in an almost continuous struggle to see which nation would be the world’s dominant military power. Wars between the two spilled over to their North American colonies. By the middle of … Continue reading

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Grandpa Riley Rogers and the end of the world

He was plowing a field near the house one Spring morning when he heard a strange loud noise. He looked up and saw something he had never seen before. It was bright white, wings spread against the blue sky and … Continue reading

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Aunt Nellie sent us out to gather eggs

Aunt Nellie sent us out to gather eggs The hens were hiding them again trying to “go set” and raise a brood. (Aunt Nellie said that wasn’t good) when they set, they didn’t lay. Aunt Nellie needed each red hen … Continue reading

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F is for Family

  Family is the most important part of my life. This picture was taken to celebrate our 50th Wedding anniversary in 2013, so it’s a bit out of date. The grandkids have grown and we added a beautiful great granddaughter … Continue reading

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Cattle – Everything I know about getting along with people – I learned from the cows

  I was a seventeen-year-old town girl when my husband moved us to the farm and tried to teach me how to take care of our new cattle herd. He was working in town and gone long hours. Since I … Continue reading

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Bowling – one of the oldest outlaw sports?

Sculptured vases and ancient plaques show the game being played some four thousand years ago, and archaeologists have uncovered biased stone bowls from 5,000 B.C. which indicate our ancestors enjoyed the game of bowling more than seven thousand years ago.When … Continue reading

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