Tag Archives: Funny

Eerie Sounds From the Crawlspace

Tashina and Nic came to Noel with scarcely more than the contents of a small backpack and the clothes on their backs. The couple wasn’t looking for a handout but hoped the unfamiliar small Southwest Missouri Ozark town would be … Continue reading

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There Was Something in the Air

Bob’s house was only a half block from mine but I think that on that Friday afternoon in the spring of 1962 it seemed significantly farther away. I knew that my Grandma Barr would soon be starting dinner and, as … Continue reading

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Growing Old in Narrow Spaces

I’m considering making a significant change in my life regarding my shopping habits.  I have a favorite place, a retail store if you will, which I frequent once or twice a month. This large store with thousands of nation-wide locations … Continue reading

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Little Goat Songs

Marilyn Carnell grew up in the small Southwest Missouri Ozark town of Pineville.  She and her sister Zella knew just about everyone in the town of seven hundred or so people and many of the residents were, in some way … Continue reading

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Throwing Dice at the Fuzzy Duck

The gentleman, the stranger, seemed to be unusually lucky at the game of craps.  The man shaking the pair of Bakelite butterscotch colored dice in his left hand seemed to be able to convince the inanimate objects to perform just … Continue reading

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Wyndy’s Christmas Surprise

Nothing, not even the long and warm sunlit days of summer, lasts forever.  The warm months in the Ozarks were now only a memory in the mind of Wyndy and there were more important, and more immediate, issues which occupied … Continue reading

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The Day the Circus Came to Town

In 1947 the new school year was nearing the end of its first month but Larry had other things on his mind.  Oh, he was bright enough but reading, writing and arithmetic didn’t hold the allure and fascination for the … Continue reading

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