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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 Caddo Herald February 14, 1902 Locals Attorneys Rappolee, McPherren, and Elting have been in attendance at court at Atoka this week. J.H. Hogan is a new Herald subscriber. We were glad to meet him and hope he will like... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Caddo- My Home Town
Indian Citizen April 4, 1940 Liberty Hill News Reporter Lillian Crites Hello, folks, here we are again, just as happy as can be. Sunday school is progressing fine and everybody seems to be interested in it. Remember the pie supper and cake walk Friday night and plenty of music. Everybody... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Family Ties
Ecclesiastes 7:14 When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future. As a child I was fascinated... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The View from Here
The Caddo Herald November 10, 1922 Society The Seniors were very honorably entertained with a Halloween party given at the home of Mrs. Coffey Tuesday night by the juniors. The Spooks arrived at their places at 8 o’clock sharp and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
Durant Weekly News June 25, 1943 Caddo Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Barnes of Marietta are visiting the former’s brother, Mr. G. L. Barnes. Mrs. W. G. Jones visited her son, W. P. Bruce, at the State Hospital at Vinita... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
The Caddo Herald November 4, 1921 Halloween Parties at Several Homes Mrs. Thompson gave the Junior and intermediate Christian Endeavor Societies a Halloween party at her home Monday night. Everyone came masked, there being two ghosts to greet them at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2020 at Caddo- My Home Town
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I find my eyes wandering this morning to a sheet of paper laying on my desk. It’s the order from my new specialist for a new MRI at a hospital I had to locate with the help of Google. A... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2020 at The View from Here
The Caddo Herald November 7, 1913 Halloween Party Last Friday night the Civic Club entertained their friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Semple, south of town. The guests were met at the door by a number... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at Caddo- My Home Town
The Caddo Herald December 28, 1917 Liberty Hill Items By C. W. Banta Liberty Hill school had a genuine treat last Thursday evening. We had an address by Mrs. Elizabeth Ward on home canning and home economy in general. We had in connection an excellent speech by Mr. P. G.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2020 at Family Ties
“In October 1917 Congress passed the War Revenue Act, lowering the number of exemptions and greatly increasing tax rates. Under the 1917 act, a taxpayer with an income of only $40,000 was subject to a 16 percent tax rate, while... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2020 at Caddo- My Home Town
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Sometimes a blessing can be found in the smallest, simplest things. Yesterday morning as I was sweeping the patio, I heard the morning greeting of a rooster somewhere in the neighborhood directly behind me. This was a new sound, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2020 at The View from Here
The Submarine (Boswell, OK) May 1, 1914 Caddo, Okla. April 27- May I say a few words to the readers of the Submarine through its columns? In particular I do want to say to those who favor female suffrage, I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2020 at Caddo- My Home Town
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Recently, while researching past Halloween events in our area, I used the word “costume” and a variety of items, unrelated to Halloween, appeared from the archives. I was instantly intrigued by this illustration of a “sports costume” in the Caddo... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2020 at The View from Here
The Caddo Herald November 7, 1924 Junior Halloween Carnival Friday night the Juniors staged a carnival which was certainly a credit to the sponsors and students of that class. For the small sum of 10c the patrons were allowed to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2020 at Caddo- My Home Town
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The Atoka County Times June 15, 1950 Letters to the Editor There seems to be a great deal of discussion about the disposition of the Liberty School. As a former member of the Liberty School Board, I want to state these facts: Enough pupils lived in our school district for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2020 at Family Ties
Do you ever think to yourself that the “good old days” were easier and less complicated than our own? Take a few minutes to read this and then figure out which of your ancestors would have been managing a household... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2020 at Caddo- My Home Town
As a person who is fascinated by local history and its impact on our present lives, I count it as a special treat to find a story in the newspaper that not only details a past decision with current consequences,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2020 at The View from Here
Indian Citizen (Atoka) April 9, 1889 Caddo Items Caddo, I. T., April 8, 1889 Editor, Indian Citizen: “Oklahoma?” “Yes, Oklahoma.” “When do you start?” “In time to reach the line by 12noon, April 22.” “Who are going?” “All of us.”... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2020 at Caddo- My Home Town
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“In the next three months we'll be making some important decisions regarding our health, safety and future. Let's begin this month with serious reflection and prayer. Let's think about flu season, family gatherings, holiday shopping, Halloween, voting, and celebrating Christmas.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at The View from Here
Indian Citizen (Atoka) April 23, 1936 Club Organized The Liberty Hill Demonstration Club was organized March 18 at the Liberty Hill school. The following officers were elected: president, Mrs. Ada Lane; vice-president, Mrs. H. L. Arrington; secretary, Mrs. G. C. Smith. The president appointed Mrs. J. L. Springer, Mrs. W.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at Family Ties
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The Indian Champion (Atoka, OK) February 14, 1885 Caddo Items F.K. Low, of Erin Springs, who has been here for several days past, left for home yesterday. Mrs. Grayson will visit her brother at Deming, N. M. in a few... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at Caddo- My Home Town
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We have been blessed with bluebirds for the past few days. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2020 at The View from Here
The Vindicator (Atoka) June 7, 1873 Within the past few weeks we have visited several portions of the Nation and were pleased to find evidence of agricultural advancement in the sections we passed through. Some time since, on a trip... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2020 at Caddo- My Home Town