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Baseball in the Shadow of the Kihlberg Hotel

As an eleven-year-old boy living in Albuquerque, New Mexico the Memorial Day weekend ushered in the beginning of two somewhat related and important events, the start of the summer-long respite from teachers, math class and school and the beginning of … Continue reading

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The Art of the Explosion

Larry had a problem.  It wasn’t one of those problems that required his immediate attention but rather one of those nagging problems that just wouldn’t leave his mind.  Larry lived just outside of Noel, Missouri in an area known as … Continue reading

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Only a Slight Miscalculation

The Cessna 172 airplane is a single engine aircraft designed to accommodate a pilot and three passengers.  The 160 horsepower single piston engine allows the aircraft to comfortably cruise at a speed of 148 miles per hour.  The plane has … Continue reading

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A Call To Arms in The Ozarks

Executive Order 81-20 WHEREAS, there are escaped prisoners threatening and engaging in public disorder which represents a present threat to the lives, safety and protection of the citizens of McDonald County, Missouri, and; WHEREAS, such circumstances create a condition of … 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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The Great Sulphur Springs Bank Robbery of 1925

Like all final good-byes, the June 1925 funeral service for the dearly departed Sulphur Springs resident Louis Manker, L.M., Stout was a sad affair.  The service held in the park’s big tabernacle was attended by more than 500 mourners, after … Continue reading

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever

It’s been one and seventy years since Larry walked to and from that old stone schoolhouse.  The walk home sometimes took various routes but the walk to school and Mrs. Viles’ first grade classroom was always the same.  Larry said … Continue reading

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