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I have changed the header image to show the block where our house was located on South Sprigg.

This is the southernmost part of the 1200 block of South Sprigg. In this photo, the first house on the left was the Drury family. (They had an apricot tree in the back yard that we were allowed to pick and eat all we wanted. Yum!)

The house to the right of the Drurys is the Propst family. They were the only neighbors who were not very social. Their daughter had a vendetta against me and I have no idea why.

The house to the right of the Propsts is the Seabaugh family. We had so much great fun there. Their daughter, Linda, and I were buddies. I have many fond memories of time spent there….roller skating in the basement, singing together, climbing out the upstairs window to sit on the roof on summer nights, catching lightning bugs, making a club house under their back porch, pretending we were riding horses, actually going to the horse barn and really riding horses. When they moved away I missed them very much.

The house I lived in at 1240 was next door to the right of the Seabaugh home at that time. It has since burnt down so it is not shown in the photo. I don’t think I have any photos of that house from the outside. I do, however, have photos taken on the inside:

This was taken at 1240 South Sprigg Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Not sure of the date, Jack looks older, maybe it was taken in 1963 or 64. Now he drives a real fire truck!

This was taken at 1240 South Sprigg Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Not sure of the date, Jack looks older, maybe it was taken in 1963 or 64. Now he drives a real fire truck!

Mark Sprigg

Me Darla - born 1950 - with my brother Mark

Me Darla – born 1950 – with my brother Mark

My youngest brother Jack Maupin on his rocking horse, stuffed elephant beside him

My youngest brother Jack Maupin on his rocking horse, stuffed elephant beside him

Gotta’ love those curtains!

The people who lived near us on South Sprigg have influenced my life for the good. In those days, we knew each other and spent summer days finding fun or trouble to get into. We didn’t come home until the street lights came on.

I cherish the friendships I had on Sprigg and on other streets nearby. I think the neighborhood is all gone now, demolished to make way for a new road I believe, but it lives on in my mind.

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