Tag Archives: Small town

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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I Remember You Well

I swear, the people one meets when least expected. Call it coincidence, fate or just plain random good fortune but I seem to occasionally meet folks who bring back the fondest of memories. Whether these encounters are with new acquaintances … Continue reading

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Earthquake Parties

Did you hear the one about the “Earthquake Party?”  No, well until just recently neither had I.  Earthquake party, what in the world is an earthquake party you might ask.  Well, it just so happens that you’ve come to the … Continue reading

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A Time to Remember

I often wondered why people buried seemingly useless items.  I failed to understand the motive for burying a small cigar box or other rather ordinary vessel in cement knowing that the item would rest there for years or even centuries.  … 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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The Lure of a Sunny Day

I had seen that old, paint faded Chevy El Camino driving around the streets of Noel on many occasions but never gave the car or its driver a second thought.  The small Southwest Missouri Ozark town of Noel was home … Continue reading

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