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mem55
I'm a kindergarten teacher and author with three children and three grandchildren.
Interests: gardening, writing, cats, education
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As a child I didn’t always get what I wanted for Christmas. Santa wasn’t always able to grant the wishes and dreams I whispered into his ear. My Christmas mornings weren’t always memorable celebrations of fulfillment. But I never recall... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at The View from Here
The Caddo Herald December 21, 1917 Locals Christmas Greetings for sale by Malone’s. Mr. and Mrs. Lake Brewer and Mrs. D. O. Nail were Denison visitors Monday. Mr. Barnard Pas and his mother, Mrs. Barnard Pas were visiting in Caddo... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at Caddo- My Home Town
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Spent some time looking at old photos. So much fun to remember when our children were little! Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The View from Here
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Yes, the Santa letters were tucked in odd spaces on this page. The Caddo Herald December 20, 1940 Mrs. Bud Maytubby Died at Durant Monday Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Presbyterian Church in Caddo... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Caddo- My Home Town
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I love ice cream. I admit that I sometimes eat too much of it. I probably eat it too often. I know it isn’t the best food choice for a healthy diet. I indulge anyway. I especially like the flavor... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The View from Here
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The Boone ad and the cafe ad are both from 1939. The Washington ad is from 1940. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
The Caddo Herald December 6, 1935 Letters…continued Dear Santa Claus, Please bring me a pair of gloves, a basketball, some candy and fruit. Arvil Price Dear Santa Claus, Please bring me a jacket, a pair of boot pants, boots, traveling... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
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Each year I spend a few hours reading “Dear Santa” letters from the past and posting them to my Caddo history blog. I sometimes repeat favorite letters, but I always try to include some new ones as well. This year’s... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The View from Here
The Caddo Herald December 6, 1935 Letters to Santa (I wonder if the letters for younger children were written by parents, or by siblings.) Dear Santa Claus, I go to school, am in the second grade; have made good grades... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
Caddo Herald December 18, 1936 Christmas Spirit Prevails in Caddo’s Streets and Homes With the coming of the Yuletide season of 1936 comes a Christmas spirit to Caddo that has never before been equaled. Never in the past has Caddo... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
The Caddo Herald December 6, 1912 Mrs. Martin Andrews, aged 75 years, died at her home on the Stella McCoy place Monday. She had been an invalid five years, was a good woman and much loved by those who knew... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
The Caddo Herald December 24, 1902 A Christmas bell will be used to distribute presents at the Methodist Church tonight. An enjoyable dance was engaged in at the opera house last Thursday night. Miss Alpha Attaway arrived Monday from Jackson... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at Caddo- My Home Town
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In 1968 this little bundle of joy decided not to arrive on Thanksgiving as predicted by my doctor. Instead, she took her sweet time. As a result I was greeted each day at the post office by wise and wonderful... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at The View from Here
The Caddo Herald December 1, 1899 The Caddo Graded School opened last Monday with favorable prospects. But there is room for more. Till January three thoughts will be kept before the pupils for future progress: Correct conversation, reading, and writing.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2017 at Caddo- My Home Town
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I know that most of December is still ahead of us and that we have much to do and enjoy before it is over, but my January calendar is already on a shelf…reminding me that a new year is approaching.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2017 at The View from Here
The Caddo Herald May 21, 1948 One Little, Two Little, Eight Little Seniors They learned how to meet disappointment when they were wee youngsters and it has held them in good stead throughout their long school careers. “Way back in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2017 at Caddo- My Home Town
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While the true meaning of Christmas never changes and should give us plenty of reason to rejoice, we are complex beings, capable of a variety of emotions, and living in a very complicated world. Our expectations for a “happy holiday”... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at The View from Here
The Caddo Herald May 27, 1949 Civic Club Report A regular meeting of the Civic and Cemetery Club was held May 4 in the home of Mrs. R. P. Dickey with Mrs. H. I. Meadows, Mrs. W. T. Carnes, Mrs.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at Caddo- My Home Town
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Every house has its own physical layout, views, sounds, smells, and quirks. I you haven’t moved often you probably think that you just transfer your life to a new location and continue your schedule and routines as before. Not so…... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at The View from Here
I am still in the process of moving and will post a few “reruns” over the next few days. I should be back to new postings by the weekend. The Caddo Herald November 9, 1923 W.M. Society The W.M.S. met... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at Caddo- My Home Town
We are almost finished with our move. Two more days to finish packing the garage and the garden shed. I’m beyond exhausted each night, but find my body more or less recovered by morning. It’s a good feeling to start... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at The View from Here
The movers will be here tomorrow morning. We’re shutting down the computers and television and transporting them today, so this is the last time I’ll post for a while. If everything goes according to plan we will be back online... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at The View from Here
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The Caddo Herald December 15, 1939 Letters to Santa, from Pleasant Hill Dear Santa, Will you please send me a little truck, a pair of cowboy gloves, apples, fruit, candy and nuts? Don’t forget my little sister. Dewey Wingfield Dear... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at Caddo- My Home Town
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I brought Gary home from the hospital yesterday. It was a great relief to have him home and to know that he is on the road to recovery. And yet… I am now responsible for his care. There is no... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at The View from Here
The Caddo Herald November 28, 1902 Local Items Barlow Roberts visited his brother in Atoka last Saturday and Sunday. I.B. Tadlock was here from Bokchito last Thursday. He reports the town building up right along. Miss Gaynell Baxter spent Thanksgiving... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at Caddo- My Home Town