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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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vacation- an extended period of recreation, especially one spent away from home or in traveling. For months my Facebook feed has been flooded with the smiling faces of friends and family members enjoying their vacations. Everyone looks relaxed. Worries are... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The View from Here
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The Caddo Herald February 20, 1914 Stockholder’s Meeting We, the undersigned stockholders of the Katy Mill and Elevator Co., petition the president of the company to call a special meeting of the stockholders to be held at the office in... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Caddo- My Home Town
Each day the morning news brings me reports of things I don’t want to hear about. People in general are such a disappointment. People in leadership are such an embarrassment. People in crisis are such a concern. Hearing the words... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The View from Here
Court Records Blue County, Choctaw Nation CTN 24, Book 1 Appointments To whom these presents come greeting, know ye that T. B. Turnbull, Sheriff of Blue County, Choctaw Nation, by virtue of the constitution and laws of the said nation,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
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Each summer a group of dedicated volunteers arrives in Caddo to attempt to restore a little order to one of the area’s oldest cemeteries. This year’s group spanned five generations, including a brave five year old, and represented four states.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
The Guthrie Daily Leader January 26, 1904 Choctaw National Bank Caddo, I.T., Jan.26- Choctaw National Bank officers for the year are as follows: H. M. Dunlap, Barlow Roberts, W. H. Ainsworth, T. W. Hunter, W. H. Attaway A. C. Pace,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
The Caddo Herald April 26, 1912 The telephone is finished to Liberty Hill and we are getting good service. Misses Vera Freeman, Fannie Freeman, Ellen Faudree, and Magie Stoval, and Joe Green ate dinner with Miss Clarissa Banty Sunday. We have organized a Literary at Liberty Hill which meets on... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Family Ties
I recently located a third obit for Mr. Turner. Each is a bit different. Durant Democrat Saturday, Aug. 9 Turnbull Funeral at Caddo Today The funeral service for Timothy Turnbull, of Caddo, who died Friday morning in the sanitarium at... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
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Some people spend a great deal of time trying to be kind to their friends and neighbors. Others just are. Even when I was young I tended to keep what little I had and protect my own interests. I often... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The View from Here
Durant Weekly News January 16, 1914 Arrested Forger City Marshall R. L. Bell of Caddo on Friday brought to Durant and placed in the county jail one Worth Jones of Caddo, who is charged with forgery. It is alleged that... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
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In 1978 we lived in a tiny community in the high desert of California. Lone Pine was nestled below the Sierras in the Owens Valley and was quite a tourist attraction. It’s near the Japanese relocation camp at Manzanar and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2018 at The View from Here
We often imagine that the early courts were filled with the cases of outlaws and whiskey peddlers, but the reality is that judges spent many hours taking care of a variety of financial matters involving estates and property disputes. Court... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2018 at Caddo- My Home Town
Durant Weekly News August 21, 1936 Caddo The Supt. of the Methodist Sunday School, Mr. E. O. Henninger, was pleased with the good report last Sunday. He urge al to be present next Sunday. Rev. W. O. Webb, pastor of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at Caddo- My Home Town
The Caddo Herald January 3, 1919 Died of Pneumonia At the Spruell Wagon Yard in Caddo, Sunday night last, Mrs. Mary Faubian. She left a husband and six children who were with her at the time of her death, the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at Caddo- My Home Town
The Caddo Herald November 10, 1916 Bank is Robbed at Bromide, OK Bromide, Okla., Nov. 6-Three men today entered the Bromide State Bank, held up the cashier, tied him to the door of the safe, and escaped with $3,000, all... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at Caddo- My Home Town
For the past year I’ve enjoyed the privilege of writing a few newspaper articles about local history topics. I like the challenge of finding out “the rest of the story” and the research adds to the data base I maintain... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at The View from Here
The Tulsa World January 12, 1913 Frisco Trains Collide Passengers Come Together Near Stroud- Slight Injuries Three persons were slightly injured and a hundred others were badly shaken up when Frisco passenger train number 407 E. B. collided with train... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Caddo- My Home Town
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I found these in a scrapbook. 1963-64. Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at Caddo- My Home Town
I read a lot about the pioneers who settled in our little corner of the world. Most arrived here in the early 1800s on horses and in wagons. They came from eastern states and joined the Native Americans, missionaries, railroad... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at The View from Here
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One of Caddo's oldest homes is being renovated. Here is a glimpse of it's former glory. Stay tuned for more in the future. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at Caddo- My Home Town
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TRAC’s Annual Buffalo Trail BBQ Saturday, July 28, in Caddo Serving will begin at 11:00 after the Rodeo Parade and end at 1:00pm. Don’t be late! Lunch is just $7.00 and will be served in the recently renovated Rock Community... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at Caddo- My Home Town
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The Durant Daily Democrat May 20, 1922 A.F. Manning, president of the Oklahoma State Bank, W. W. Boone and Jack Moore, directors of the same bank, were business visitors to S. McAlester Thursday. The Durant Daily Democrat July 20, 1922... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2018 at Caddo- My Home Town
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My mother must have spent the first dozen years of my life trying to poison me, or at the very least ruin my health. Just look at the evidence- a diet of foods fried in lard, desserts laden with sugar,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2018 at The View from Here
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I seldom see a butterfly without thinking of my mom. She loved their grace and delicate beauty. She surrounded herself with butterfly decorations, wore butterfly jewelry, and planted flowers to attract the real ones. We even had a butterfly engraved... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at The View from Here