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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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Measuring Party I found an explanation of this party and an example of an invitation in an 1899 issue of the Daily Herald (Biloxi, MS) which was reprinted from the St. Louis Republic. “For a measuring party a dainty little... Continue reading
Posted 14 minutes ago at Caddo- My Home Town
Durant Daily Democrat May 30, 1935 Caddo Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brown were visiting relatives in Dallas the first part of the week. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dowd and family were visiting friends in Broken Bow Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Caddo- My Home Town
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It only takes a momentary glance at the history of our country to see that the approved role of women hasn’t changed much over the years. Wife, mother, cook, housekeeper, guardian of peace and order- those are the understood responsibilities... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The View from Here
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Each year I see a few butterflies with damaged wings. I often wonder what happened to them and if they live as long as the other butterflies. This one didn't seem to have any trouble flying around the yard. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The View from Here
Dallas Morning News June 15, 1902 Denison, Tex., June 14- The business men of Caddo, I. T. had a good roads meeting this week and will try to get good roads around Caddo. Dallas Morning News August 19, 1902 Denison,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
Durant Daily Democrat November 8, 1921 Ashmore-Matthews Mr. Walter Ashmore and Miss Mary Matthews* were married October 22 at Shawnee, Okla. This came as a surprise to the many friends of the bride. She kept it a secret until yesterday... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
The Caddo Herald December 22, 1916 Remiss Parents Greenville Herald: Complaints of small boys playing on the streets, hopping automobiles, and getting into mischief generally, have become so numerous lately that members of the local police force have requested the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The View from Here
Here are some more items about the reformatory, with two mentions of Caddo. The Caddo Herald September 5, 1911 Pardons by Acting Governor Okla. City, Sep. 11- Acting Gov. McAlester today granted a pardon to Charles Starr, convicted in Adair... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
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I think I've posted this photo and this article in the past, but it wasn't until today that I realized they go together. There was some speculation on FB for a while that the photo might be a Jefferson Highway... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
Durant Weekly News September 15, 1916 Caddo Boys Smash Auto Plunged Down Embankment at Red River Bridge Car Turning Three Somersaults Occupants Are Not Seriously Injured Five young men from Caddo, Oklahoma, had a narrow escape form serious injury or... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
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It has been hot and dry the past few days, so I've been out early to water the flowers. I've been blessed to be joined by these lovely creatures. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The View from Here
I’ve included some items from Durant today because I wanted to show a practice that you may not have been aware of, and hopefully this information will be helpful. State facility for juveniles: The Reformatory was established by an act... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Caddo- My Home Town
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In honor of today, I thought I would tell you why I have elephant statues and other elephant related items all over my house: When I was a very little girl we didn’t have a lot of money, so my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at The View from Here
I was at the fitness center the other day when I overheard a standard question that I’ve heard numerous times over the years at PT centers, hospitals, and doctor’s offices. I’ve heard it most often in ER. It goes something... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2019 at The View from Here
The Caddo Herald March 21, 1913 Buy a Ford automobile runabout fully equipped from Brigance Hardware Co., for $570. We have bought and expect delivery in two weeks, ten Ford automobiles. Brigance Hardware Co. March 27, 1914 The Ford car... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2019 at Caddo- My Home Town
Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL) May 13, 1875 Okmulgee, Indian Territory, May 12- General J. P. Shanks, of the Special Indian Commission, makes the following statement in reply to a Washington dispatch to the Associated press, dated May 4, in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2019 at Caddo- My Home Town
Sun (Baltimore, MD) May 28, 1890 A Death at Western Maryland College Westminster, May 27- Emmett Kennedy, fifteen years old, of Indian Territory, a student of the preparatory department at Western Maryland College, died this afternoon of acute pneumonia, following... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at Caddo- My Home Town
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A lot of the information I share comes from the Bryan County Genealogy Library. Please visit our website and take a look at the resources that might be of help to you. We've made some changes and additions recently. Be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at Caddo- My Home Town
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Yesterday I started a new round of physical therapy to help me improve my balance. Since I broke my foot last spring my whole body has been out of alignment. You know how it is when you have an injured... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at The View from Here
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So thankful for anything that is willing to bloom in the heat of August. Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2019 at The View from Here
The Muskogee Cimeter September 20, 1906 Resolutions Passed by Negro Protective League, State of Oklahoma The Inter-Territorial Negro Protective League convention, in session assembled, declare the following resolutions: Whereas, we comprehend the interests of 200,000 human souls, representing the greatest... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2019 at Caddo- My Home Town
Lexington Herald (KY) August 15, 1911 Race War Threatened in Oklahoma Towns Negroes Warned to Leave Caddo Following Murder of Another Woman Blacks Take Train “Avengers” of the Lynched Field to Be Given Warm Reception Durant, Okla., Aug. 14- A... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at Caddo- My Home Town
We’re all horrified and heartbroken by the most recent mass shootings. We search our minds for possible motives, reasons, explanations or excuses. We search our hearts for understanding and forgiveness, and perhaps find our heart is lacking both. We need... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at The View from Here
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only heartache and prayers. Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2019 at The View from Here
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August 1909 Two years ago, 1909, it was decided to add the carnival feature to the picnic. The town of Caddo subscribed $300 to be used in defraying expense, offering prizes, etc. The committee worked hard and from their efforts... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2019 at Caddo- My Home Town