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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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I don't often share the post from my history blog, but today is proof that there really is nothing new under the sun. The Caddo Herald August 18, 1922 Typhoid Prevention The State Health Department is receiving almost daily shipments... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at The View from Here
The Caddo Herald August 18, 1922 Typhoid Prevention The State Health Department is receiving almost daily shipments of anti-typhoid virus which is furnished free to the doctors of the state on application. I wish to impress on the people the... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Caddo- My Home Town
Gary and I are enjoying the 2020 Olympics! We aren’t “glued to the set” but our television stays on, and we wander in and out of the living room as our daily tasks allow. It’s also on at our local... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The View from Here
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March 1936 “The Electric Refrigeration Show”, sponsored by Oklahoma Gas & Electric, was broadcast on KVSO by “remote control through the Ardmore radio station from the old Penny store building on West Main Street”. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2021 at Caddo- My Home Town
Durant Daily Democrat November 2, 1921 Caddo News Ralph Evans, correspondent Presbyterian Chapel, Sunday School, 9:45 am; Christian Endeavor will meet here in the future Sunday evening 7pm. There will be preaching in the Chapel this Sunday, as the pastor... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2021 at Caddo- My Home Town
It’s always my intention to write a blog post each day. But then I don’t… Even though I’m awake at 4am each day, that doesn’t mean I can accomplish all the goals I set for myself. Sometimes I become involved... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2021 at The View from Here
Posted Jul 15, 2021 at Caddo- My Home Town
The Caddo Herald May 16, 1902 Caddo Three Years Ago A Comparison or Two- by the Editor It has been three years since the editor came to Caddo the first time, and as our mind carries us back to that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2021 at Caddo- My Home Town
Durant Daily Democrat April 14, 1947 Caddo News Margarette Boland, correspondent Shower Given to Favor Mrs. Bryce Cochran Mesdames Phillip Royal, C. C. Bilbo, Ivan McGraw, A. E. McCreary, H. F. Bass, W. L. Guthrie, Glen Cunningham, W. E. McIntosh,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2021 at Caddo- My Home Town
Durant Daily Democrat October 31, 1921 Caddo News Notes Ralph Evans, correspondent Saturday afternoon a Halloween party was given by the superintendent of children’s work, Mrs. E. L. Pitchlynn, at the home of Mrs. I. C. McCoy, in honor of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2021 at Caddo- My Home Town
I slept soundly last night…blessed by an air conditioner set at 75 degrees, and an oscillating fan circulating that cool air across our bedroom. This morning, while I waited for my cup of coffee to brew, I thought about the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2021 at The View from Here
Durant Daily Democrat June 14, 1946 Doris Faye Harris, Donald S. Wood Wed In Caddo Church Miss Doris Faye Harris became the bride of Donald S. Hood in a single-ring ceremony Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the First Baptist... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2021 at Caddo- My Home Town
Durant Daily Democrat October 3, 1921 Caddo News Notes Mrs. Ralph Evans, Correspondent Fred Holland left Sunday for Reynolds Chapel where he will teach school the ensuing year. Mr. J. P. Rogers returned Friday from a short visit to Waxahachie... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2021 at Caddo- My Home Town
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I spent some time this weekend vicariously enjoying the Fourth of July celebrations of family members and friends. Gary and I no longer grill meat or set off fireworks or swim at the lake, but we love to see that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2021 at The View from Here
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Note: In January of 1921 the Caddo High School building burned to the ground. Nothing was left except the foundation and some iron framing. Jewell Hicks was one of Oklahoma’s most famous architects and designed numerous courthouses and other public... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2021 at Caddo- My Home Town
Posted Jul 3, 2021 at The View from Here
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Caddo Herald, 1914 Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2021 at Caddo- My Home Town
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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 Jun 29, 2021 at Caddo- My Home Town
In the past year I’ve lost seventy-five pounds. I’m satisfied with my journey, happy with the health benefits of my weight loss, and content to stay at this weight. More important, I now feel confident that I have the ability... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2021 at The View from Here
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This radio program was popular throughout Oklahoma and is listed on the program schedules in the Durant papers. This item is from the Durant Weekly News, March 28, 1930. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2021 at Caddo- My Home Town