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R is for Races

The summer of 1964, we went to the the dirt track, modified stock car races in Holts Summit nearly every week.  It was exciting because we knew some of the drivers and Richard’s cousin, Bill Caldwell, drove his old truck … Continue reading

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Q is for quarter horse

A quarter horse stallion named Prince was an important part of our courtship when I first got acquainted with my husband, Richard, back in 1963. Richard was boarding Prince with Jesse Howard, the Sign Painter, at his place on the … Continue reading

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Porch Sittin’

Do you ever sit out on your front porch and just watch the world go by? When I was growing up, porch sittin’ was an art almost everybody enjoyed.  It was a great “intergenerational” activity.  That’s a new buzz word … Continue reading

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Opportunity and Overalls

All of the men I have cared about wore overalls and worked hard every day of their lives. My father wore overalls. Sadly, I don’t have a picture of him in his overalls, because in his day, nobody brought a … Continue reading

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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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Maps – are they obsolete?

Do you have a folded paper highway map in your car? The kind that opens up to spread across the whole front seat and most of the windshield?  If you have one, have you used it lately? A drop in … Continue reading

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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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