Tag Archives: Anecdote

I Can See China

There was absolutely no question in Mike’s mind that any fair-minded mother of a four-year-old would overlook her previous admonishment for crossing the street if there was an opportunity to see China.  In fact, when Mike’s older brother, Gary later … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want to Be a Cowgirl

There are many things which can prevent six-year-old girls from falling asleep at night; monsters under the bed, thunderstorms and of course the first day of school.  Retha, a six-year-old girl living on a spot of land in Southwest Missouri … Continue reading

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Fred, The Golf Course Squirrel

Using my clean hand, I wiped off my golf cart’s seat.  Once certain the dirt once there was now on the palm of my hand I drove the cart the short distance which separated my property from that of the … Continue reading

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I’ll Work for Cliff

As Larry sat in his office mulling over stacks and stacks of paperwork his attention was directed toward the office doorway when he heard the sound of movement coming from the other side of, and just beyond, his large wooden … Continue reading

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I Say, Where’s the Fire?

The 1962 school year had ended and the arrival of the first day of June ushered in the start of the soon to come hot summer days in Noel.  Noel, Missouri, a small town located deep within the Ozarks of … Continue reading

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When the Whistle Blows

A new and exciting era was ushered in when the Union Pacific and Cen tral Pacific’s railroad tracks came together on May 10, 1869 in Promontory Summit, Utah.  When the sledge hammer drove that great golden spike into the metal … Continue reading

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Santa’s Country Helpers

The old and jolly, white bearded, red and white clothed black boot wearing Santa Claus isn’t always the one tasked with the delivery of Christmas gifts, and a reindeer drawn sleigh streaking across a cold and clear late December sky … Continue reading

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