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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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Southeastern Oklahoma Citizen December 13, 1934 FERA Commercial School Being Conducted in Caddo Caddo, Dec. 10- Every afternoon from one until five p. m. at the Caddo High School building, Miss Inez Owens is conducting a commercial school offering shorthand,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Caddo- My Home Town
March is Women's History Month, and while I will be posting and celebrating stories of some famous local women on my history blog and my FB history group pages, I want to also take time to recognize the dozens of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The View from Here
The Caddo Herald September 18, 1931 The Cat’s Paw Inez Hogan, Editor-in-Chief Edna Earl McGraw, Associate Tony Harris, Associate New Faculty Members Our new Superintendent, M. C. Bevens, comes to us from Madill, after a four year stay there and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
Durant Daily Democrat April 27, 1952 Caddo Sergeant Gives Vivid Picture of Korean Children Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Tidwell of Cade, received a recent letter from their son, M-Sgt. Albert Tidwell, with the 1st Marine Division in Korea, giving... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
We received the first dose of our vaccine on Wednesday and first of all I have to say that the process was professional and efficient. I hope that your experience was or will be the same. We’re scheduled for our... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The View from Here
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This is from Wichita, Kansas. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Caddo- My Home Town
This morning I spent my quiet time being thankful that we survived last week, and aware that many did not. Our record-breaking snow storm has left as much death and destruction in its wake as one of our annual spring... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2021 at The View from Here
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I took these through the window. I can't risk being outside in snow when it's 10 degrees. Needless to say, this is a record-breaking storm for all of us. That last photo is our front step Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2021 at The View from Here
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The Ardmore Democrat July 27, 1933 Saw First Train C.A. Hancock, of Caddo, Okla. is one of the few men living in Oklahoma who saw the first railroad train pass through Indian Territory and cross Red River Bridge, Christmas Day... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2021 at Caddo- My Home Town
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Like many of you, we’re spending time inside because the outside environment isn’t fit for man nor beast. However, unlike those of you in the north and east, we are ill-prepared for such a major storm. Our winter weather typically... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2021 at The View from Here
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This hotel was located in Durant, but well-known to the entire county. It was previously known as the American Hotel. In 1919 the empty lot was purchased by the city of Durant, along with the wagon yard block, which became... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2021 at Caddo- My Home Town
Saturday Morning Advertiser December 21, 1929 Clifton Wood Captains Caddo Cubs for 1930 Clifton Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Wood, west of Caddo, last Friday evening was elected Captain of the 1930 football squad for Caddo High School.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2021 at Caddo- My Home Town
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The dictionary says that to become immersed means to “involve oneself deeply in a particular activity or interest”. As most of you know, I write articles about people, places, events, and topics that were of significance to our county from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2021 at The View from Here
I know it is sometimes difficult to find information about outlying areas, so I try to remedy that from time to time. Just keep in mind that if people didn’t go to town, or doing something “eventful” they didn’t get... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2021 at Caddo- My Home Town
The Caddo Banner February 9, 1894 Last Friday was Ground Hog day. The Caddo Herald February 7, 1913 Ground Hog Day Sunday was Ground Hog Day and if that rodent was able to see his shadow, he certainly was a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2021 at Caddo- My Home Town
I’ve thought a lot about food in the past few months since I set out on this dual quest for weight loss and a healthier body. The two are not necessarily compatible if you spend any time online. There are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2021 at The View from Here
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Year unknown. I love the little table. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2021 at Caddo- My Home Town
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It’s been a roller coaster week, filled with blessings and challenges. However, even as I type that I find myself thinking “Isn’t every week?” I suppose what was different this week was that the roller coaster seemed a little bigger... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2021 at The View from Here
March 15, 1935 Pioneer Mother Dies at Age of Ninety-Six Mrs. Julia Grayson died Wednesday night at 9 o’clock at the home of Mrs. C. A. Hancock, aged 96 years past. The funeral was held at the Hancock home Thursday... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2021 at Caddo- My Home Town
Posted Jan 23, 2021 at Family Ties
It’s been quite some time since I’ve spent most of a day “glued to the television”, and not been filled with shock, disbelief, and sorrow. We all remember those days of national mourning that are forever imprinted on our hearts,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2021 at The View from Here