Tag Archives: Missouri

New Novel – murder mystery set at FSH

My new novel begins with a murder that takes place in the Biggs Building, the only high security facility in Missouri for the treatment of the  criminally insane.  It’s set a few years in the past, during a sweltering summer. … Continue reading

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Missouri – 1849

My father didn’t really sell me, or trade me off like some folks say. Pa just sort of threw me in to sweeten the deal when he was selling a string of green-broke horses to J.D. Branch. We brought 25 … Continue reading

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An Important Job

Every house was dark when she passed through town at 3:30 a.m.  This was the quietest time of the night, a little too late for partiers, a little too early for day shift workers and just right for Sarah Henderson.  … Continue reading

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Memories of Mama

When I was five years old, Mama decided she had to get a job of her own. She had been trying to make a little money to help out in every way she could for years. She took in washings … Continue reading

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Missouri State Genealogical Association

M is for MoSGA, the Missouri State Genealogical Association, an organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge of its members and the public in the study of family history, genealogical records and the principles of sound genealogical research. MoSGA publishes The Journal,  a quarterly … 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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M is for Missouri Memoir and Mama

I was born in a little Missouri River town.  Here’s a snippet from my memoir. All hell broke loose and kept on coming when Mama found the snakes in the oven. The first snake was bad enough. She was just … Continue reading

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I is for Internet

The Internet, so much a part of our lives today, was a brand new word in 1985. I was working for Daniel Boone Regional Library and was one of the first enthusiastic Internet evangelists in Central Missouri.  We had  digitized … Continue reading

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Longbranch Books – 2012

Longbranch Books published seven titles this past year!  We’ve been so fortunate to work closely with six talented authors. Conversations with God   by Doris Handy Doris Handy, 82 years young, meditates on her life and visits with her God … Continue reading

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