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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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The Caddo Herald February 3, 1922 What Do You Mean by Clean the Courthouse? The Herald has heard the cry, “clean the courthouse”, meaning of course that certain fellows want to defeat all present county officers. As a matter of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
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My oldest brother and I were not always close. As most relationships go ours was “rocky, but strong” founded on years of being the only siblings, the oldest siblings, the only siblings in CA, the smartest siblings- at least in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The View from Here
The Durant Weekly News November 21, 1913 Prisoners to Pen Sheriff Hart last Saturday took two prisoners to the penitentiary where they will serve sentences. D. T. Loving serves two years on a plea of guilty to forgery, he having... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
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The Caddo Herald September 1, 1916 Liberty Hill Items C.W. Banta has finished hauling watermelons for this season. He made $90 profit off of one and one half-acres of melons. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Family Ties
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The Caddo Herald March 7, 1913 Airdome Reopened Mrs. Gus Goodman has become proprietor of the Airdome, which has been closed all winter, and has placed an up-to-date machine, besides new opera chairs, roof and otherwise remodeled this house of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
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Gary and I went to the REXII Theater in Caddo last night to see “War for the Planet of the Apes”. From the moment we turned off the busy highway and drove under the archway I felt a sense of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The View from Here
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Every community has its own history- good, bad, and ugly. If we remove the reminders does that change what happened? And once the erasing begins, where does it stop? I personally believe that each community must make its own choices-... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The View from Here
The Caddo Herald January 27, 1922 Policy of the Herald for Good of All Folks Contrary to the saying of some, The Herald is not opposed to the interests of the farmers of this or any other community. At least... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
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The Caddo Herald April 24, 1914 J.C. Harris was in town Saturday. He lives on route 2 and is one of The Herald’s good friends. Mr. Harris achieved quite a distinction last year by his exhibit of Kaffir corn at... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
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My husband and I often discuss the many societal changes we’ve witnessed over the years. When you are old you sometimes wake up with the feeling that you’re among aliens and you don’t exactly know how or when you arrived.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at The View from Here
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Sometimes I spend hours just looking at the ads in the old newspapers. You can learn so much about Caddo by reading the ads. And lest you think these were just “wishful thinking” on the part of merchants, I have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Caddo- My Home Town
The Caddo Herald February 15, 1946 Eric Holm Buys the Walters Hardware February 1st Eric Holm became the owner of the Walters Hardware store and is now conducting the business. Mr. Holm is one of the older citizens of Caddo,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Caddo- My Home Town
The Caddo Herald May 21, 1948 16 FHA Graduates Caddo chapter FHA has 16 of their number graduating. This chapter is very sorry to lose this live and active group of young girls, but hopes for them the best that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at Caddo- My Home Town
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Nature photography requires many skills and personality traits, but I’ve found that the two most important ones are observation and patience. When I’m out with the camera I constantly scan my surroundings and study what looks interesting. I look for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at The View from Here
If Mom ever told me that she was FHA treasurer I certainly didn’t remember it. Just happened to see this when I was looking for something else in the school news. The Caddo Herald May 21, 1948 New FHA Officers 1948-49 President: Betty Reece Vice-President: Floydene Morgan Secretary: Patsy O’Hern... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at Family Ties
The Durant Weekly News January 25, 1935 Glimpses of Durant in the Nineties By Louise Harle Let us take a backward look. As we see Durant in the early nineties it is a progressive little town of some five hundred... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at Caddo- My Home Town
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We’ve been blessed by rain and rather mild temperatures this summer. We’ve enjoyed several outdoor activities without being miserable. I’ve spent very little time and money watering the garden. And the surrounding prairie lands are lush and green. But despite... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at The View from Here
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From “Back in Indian Territory Days”, one of the many newspaper columns written by Colleen Simmons: “I’m going back to Liberty Hill…where it all started,” my Daddy, John Springer Sr. told me a few weeks ago. And on a rainy, windy morning, Monday, the eighth day of October, friends and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Family Ties
The Durant Weekly News March 20, 1931 G.A. Crossett and Son Buy Johnston County Paper Purchase of the Johnston County News, Tishomingo, Oklahoma, by G. A. Crossett and Guy G. Crossett, his son, was announced recently. G. A. Crossett has... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Caddo- My Home Town
I’m not sure who wrote this, but it was on the school news page and the editor at that time was Lenora Evans. The Caddo Herald May 21, 1948 Things at Home Won’t Be the Same Now This year, for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at Caddo- My Home Town
Durant Weekly News March 20, 1931 District Masonic Meeting at Caddo Monday Ten lodges of the district were represented and one hundred and twenty Master Masons were in attendance when the roll call of lodges was taken Monday night at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Caddo- My Home Town
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As a young girl many of my Saturdays were spent working in the fields or helping my mom with the laundry. But whenever I had a Saturday free from chores I spent the day with three men- Zorro, the Lone... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at The View from Here
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the butterflies have found my little garden. Hopefully I'll be able to watch them for a couple of months. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at The View from Here
The Caddo Herald June 8, 1923 Drilling Location West of Town Soon Messrs. H. L. Grace, attorney, Geo. J. Grace, geologist, and W. H. Lorraine, scout, for the Associated Oil Company of Ft. Worth, arrived here Monday and began work... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at Caddo- My Home Town
I had so much fun purchasing school supplies this morning! I got a list from the rack at the front of the store and bought four or five items for each grade level. I didn’t have any trouble staying within... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at The View from Here