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mem55
I'm a retired kindergarten teacher and author with three children and three grandchildren.
Interests: gardening, writing, cats, education
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The Madill Record September 24, 1936 Entire Student Body and Boosters to Accompany Madill Wildcats will meet the Caddo eleven on the local field at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon and a hard game is expected, says H. O. Faudree, coach.... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Caddo- My Home Town
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There are about twenty birds who visit the yard every day. Others come and go, but these are so familiar we could almost name them. I know it probably isn't fair to have favorites, but these are mine. Just don't... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The View from Here
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The Caddo Herald June 11, 1920 Woodman Unveiling Sunday afternoon at the Caddo Cemetery the W.O. W. conducted unveiling ceremonies at the graves of Michael LeFlore, Wood Hill, and Clubb. There was a large attendance. Quite a number of members... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Caddo- My Home Town
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If we are to achieve “equality for blacks”, what approach shall we use as a model? The way we treat immigrants? Or perhaps the way we treat Mexicans? Women? Veterans? Homeless? Mentally ill? Poor? How about treating anyone and everyone... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The View from Here
Southeastern Oklahoma Citizen and the Bryan County Democrat December 13, 1934 FERA Commercial School Being Conducted in Caddo Caddo, Dec. 10 (Special)- Every afternoon from one until five p.m. at the Caddo High School Building, Miss Inez Owens is conducting... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
The Daily Democrat April 30, 1961 Della’s Purple Pea Planting Time is Near By Della Springer Hello! This is your picked-on reporter (sob). I think that is the reason I never get to weighing more than 160. Thank you, Bob for publicly admitting it; that gave me an excellent opportunity... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Family Ties
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If I needed a sign that summer is about to arrive, yesterday certainly provided it. After giving some of my plants a drink and making my way to the front door to avoid the steeper steps in the back, I... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The View from Here
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This clipping is from the Kingfisher newspaper, 1949. This was our state song from 1935-53. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
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Today is our last chance to say that we did something in “May of 2020”. Of course, there are things we will NOT be doing today. We won’t go to church or out to lunch. We won’t shop at Lowe’s... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The View from Here
Recently I’ve seen several FB posts about buying American products. To my old brain there are a few assumptions implied by these messages: You always have a choice of products, so choose the American one. American products are superior to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The View from Here
Durant Weekly News August 6, 1943 Caddo After a month’s vacation at home, Miss Annette Powell left last Monday for Konowa to resume her duties as Home Economic Instructor in the Konowa schools. Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Henninger of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
Welcome Encyclopedia of Cookery and Valuable Recipes 1890 An Excellent Hard Soap Pour twelve quarts soft boiling water on two and one-half pounds of unslaked* lime; dissolve five pounds sal soda** in twelve quarts soft hot water; then mix and... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2020 at Caddo- My Home Town
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I’m currently reading “The Bird Way” by Jennifer Ackerman. This is from the Penquin Random House website: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, a radical investigation into the bird way of being, and the... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2020 at The View from Here
While researching an article about early laundry services, I came across a splendid little booklet: “Approved Methods for Home Laundering” by Mary Beals Vail, 1906. Mary wrote these very detailed instructions for the Proctor & Gamble Co. Established in 1837,... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2020 at Caddo- My Home Town
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Each day I am blessed to enjoy beautiful flowers blooming in one of the ugliest gardens I have ever tended. It doesn’t have neat edging or lovely trellises. It has an old wire fence that is patched and a couple... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2020 at The View from Here
The Caddo Herald September 22, 1911 Civic Club The Civic Club held their regular meeting with Mrs. F. P. Semple with a good attendance. The picnic committees gave in their reports. The subject, “What Constitutes True Charity,” was led by... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2020 at Caddo- My Home Town
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This week there seems to be magic in the garden. There is a nesting lark sparrow in an old tree stump, and the killdeers are creating a nest next to the driveway. There are young starlings, woodpeckers, and sparrows making... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2020 at The View from Here
The Caddo Herald May 25, 1923 Wear a Poppy Everybody is asked to wear a poppy on Memorial Day, May 30, in honor of those brave boys who fell in battle in the World War. The local Post of the... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2020 at Caddo- My Home Town
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Calera News May 25, 1917 Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2020 at Caddo- My Home Town
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Worth repeating: October 21, 1921 Soldier Funeral Attended by Thousands Sunday morning at eleven o’clock the funerals of Corporals Elmer Keith and Corbett Benefield were held at the Presbyterian Chapel lawn, attended by fully three thousand people. The sermons were... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2020 at Caddo- My Home Town
Rev. Gusta Mac Dilbeck was from Carter County, but I’m posting his story because this incident occurred in Bryan County and one of the jurors was from Caddo. Mr. Dilbeck was known throughout the region and had been preaching for... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2020 at Caddo- My Home Town
The Caddo Herald June 8, 1900 The Entertainment Last Thursday night the musical entertainment given by Miss Rathbun and her pupils was something enjoyed by all who attended and will be remembered with pleasure. The house was most beautifully decorated.... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2020 at Caddo- My Home Town
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I’ve noted a recent trend on FB: photos of “the way things were”- the parties we had, the family picnics we hosted, the graduations we attended…BEFORE. I’m not sure if people are just reminiscing, or proving to themselves and the... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2020 at The View from Here
The Bryan County Democrat November 20, 1913 Family Leave Child on Katy Passenger Little Fellow is Stopped at Caddo and Returned to This City From an incident which occurred at the union station yesterday afternoon, one might infer that the... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at Caddo- My Home Town