Tag Archives: Travel

Faster Than the Speed of Light

I sometimes awake afraid and drenched in my own perspiration.  I am afraid that everything I thought I once unequivocally knew now seems to be so very unclear.  The once well thought out plans which I believed to be etched … Continue reading

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Seven Years From Home

It’s been seven long years since this man, once young of years and heart, last saw his home.  As he stood on the hallowed ground where more than 11,500 years ago the people who once lived here gathered together to … Continue reading

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That Enduring Pioneer Spirit

In March of 1911 an advertisement appeared in a Cripple Creek, Colorado newspaper, The Teller County News, which read as follows; Cripple Creek was a mining town with about eight-thousand residents.  Samuel Hagerman, my great grandfather, lived there with his … 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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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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Souvenirs in the Closet

I stood quietly in that room, quite alone, with nothing more than my thoughts as I stared at the closet door handle for what seemed a very long time.  However, I’m sure it was truly no more than a moment … Continue reading

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