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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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This refers to the proposed Oklahoma, Texas and Gulf Highway from Dallas to Oklahoma City. The Caddo Herald December 12, 1913 There’s A Difference The following two clippings relating to the proposed highway shows the difference in the spirit of... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Caddo- My Home Town
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I've been busy with some very pleasant tasks and activities this week. I mailed a few packages and cards. I attended the Caddo Civic and Cemetery Club's annual December party. I stopped by the local "angel tree" and picked out... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The View from Here
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We went to the theater in Caddo last night and then took pictures downtown. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Caddo- My Home Town
This morning I found the court decision about a case. I've included the original post. Durant Weekly News January 9, 1914 Caddo Laborers Ask Damages Yesterday H. H. Johnson and J. L. McKinney filed suits in the district court of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
Over to the Simmons side of the family. This is my great-great-grandfather. The Independent Farmer April 12, 1906 Some Leading Firms of Caddo, I.T. T.A. Alexander One of the popular resorts of this city is the confectionery store and lunch counter conducted by Mr. T. A. Alexander. This gentleman, realizing... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Family Ties
The Independent Farmer April 12, 1906 Some Leading Firms of Caddo, I.T. T.A. Alexander One of the popular resorts of this city is the confectionery store and lunch counter conducted by Mr. T. A. Alexander. This gentleman, realizing the necessity... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
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I found this photo in a 1906 issue of the Independent Farmer. Caddo Herald September 7, 1900 The Choctaw National Bank moved last Saturday from its temporary quarters into its new building on the corner of Buffalo and Arkansas Streets,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
I’ve been reading “Dear Santa” letters for the last few days. The old ones are interesting and certainly make me more aware of the changes in society and in the expectations of our children. The simple appeals for “a doll... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The View from Here
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We're off to a good start. Sunny skies and a bit of decorating. However, the rest of the nation is having major problems with the weather. Prayers for patience and safety for those of you trying to get home. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The View from Here
The Bryan County Democrat April 2, 1925 Finds Check Lost 17 Years And Cashes It Seventeen-year-old checks are not always good and are not always cashed by everyone. But an incident occurred here today which involved the cashing of a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2019 at Caddo- My Home Town
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I found this lovely piece in the newspaper archives yesterday. I had never read it before. Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2019 at The View from Here
I've posted this before, but the recent death of my aunt reminded me that each of us needs to pass on some stories to the next generation or hear those of the previous ones. Questions to Ask Your Relatives I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2019 at Caddo- My Home Town
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I know many of you are traveling today. Please stay safe! And you know it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without posting my favorite turkey photo. Dad's pride and joy is long gone, and so is Dad, but the memories are still... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2019 at The View from Here
The Caddo Herald December 9, 1938 Dear Santa Claus, I want a tricycle and a wagon. I am a good boy. Harley Wideman Please bring me a doll with dark hair and don’t forget my brother. Bring me some candy,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2019 at Caddo- My Home Town
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This morning I read the following advertisement from 1899 and it reminded me of one of the traditions of the Simmons family- Grandma Bea's fruitcake. I know many people don't like the gooey holiday dessert, but I loved it! Gran... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2019 at The View from Here
The Caddo Herald December 13, 1929 Dear Santa Claus, I want a drum and wagon. T. J. Alexander I am a little girl, 5 years old. I do not expect much as I have twin brothers 18 months old and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2019 at Caddo- My Home Town
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This isn’t a turkey, but it sure is a handsome bird. I encountered it yesterday at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Herons always seem aloof and unfriendly, but I still find them fascinating. I probably have 1,000+ photos of them. And... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2019 at The View from Here
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As we begin a week of gathering and gratitude, let us remember that many families will be facing the challenge of an “empty chair”. I still recall that first Thanksgiving without my mom. We joined my dad at the dinner... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2019 at The View from Here
I'll be repeating some letters over the next few weeks so new readers can enjoy them. I'll also be searching for some new ones. The Caddo Herald December 21, 1928 Dear Santa Claus, We are twins, six years old, and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2019 at Caddo- My Home Town
Posted Nov 22, 2019 at Family Ties
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Monrovia Daily News December 23, 1912 W.J. Clubb, of Caddo, Okla. has taken up his residence in Monrovia. November 8, 1919 Brother-in-Law Dies Frank Fleming of South California Avenue has received word of the death of his brother-in-law, William J.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2019 at Caddo- My Home Town