Tag Archives: nostalgia

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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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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A Priceless Childhood Memory

Larry overslept and he was running late for a very important event.  He was going to a sale, but it wasn’t just any sale.  The contents of the old railroad depot in downtown Noel were being auctioned and Larry had … Continue reading

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The Old Noel to Pineville Road Remembered

I recall a very warm day this past summer.  It was a day, an afternoon as I recall, when the soft breeze came from the south as it often does in the hot summers of the southwest Missouri Ozarks. Main … Continue reading

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The Lulu Rule

The summer of 1962 found me in my most favorite place in the whole wide world, the southwest Missouri Ozark town of Noel.  My grandmother, Phoebe and her sister Rosalyn loved to have fun when they weren’t busy constructing flower … Continue reading

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Ice Cream on a Hot Afternoon

Larry was a mere twelve years of age in the early years of the 1950’s but that didn’t mean he was immune from chores.  Larry’s family operated the Riverside Resort located just north of the small town of Noel, Missouri.  … Continue reading

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