Category Archives: Cape Girardeau

New Header Image

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 … Continue reading

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The Mississippi River – My Confidante

  This morning I was thinking about my life in Cape Girardeau, MO, growing up very near the Mississippi River and how special that river was to me as a child & also as a teen-ager.  There was just something … Continue reading

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My GGG Grandfather??

The story I have for you today is not officially documented, mainly because the old courthouse in Marble Hill MO burned down many years ago and all records were lost. The information I have received is word of mouth, but … Continue reading

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Working On a New Post & a Baby Blanket

I promised some of you a post regarding Lewis VanBuren Yow, (photo above) and I want you to know I am still working on it. I have moved recently & my family history documents are in a state of disarray. … Continue reading

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Sarah Elizabeth Cheek Yow

Sarah Elizabeth Cheek Yow was my great grandmother on my father, Raymond Yow’s side. She was said to be full blooded Cherokee, which I have tried unsuccessfully to document. She was born in Marble Hill MO. She had 10 siblings … Continue reading

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My Great Grandpa Louis Calvin ‘Cal’ Yow

I promised in an earlier post to write about my great grandfather, Louis Calvin ‘Cal’ Yow. As you can see, he was a mountain of a man. He was of Irish or Scottish descent. He was born in Tishomingo County … Continue reading

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Tom and Mary Ann Yow

Here are pictures of my grandparents on my dad’s side: These pictures are from a locket they had made. It is the only photo we have of my grandmother. His name was William Thomas ‘Tom’ Yow (1881-1955) Her name was Mary … Continue reading

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This Blog is Amazing!

I am so thrilled at the response of all of you reading this blog! So many childhood friends that I thought were lost to me forever have found this blog and gotten in touch after all these years. I feel … Continue reading

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Mr Hilderman’s Grocery Store

There were 2 neighborhood grocery stores near my home in the 1200 block of South Sprigg; Sheepy’s (near Womack Drug Store, a few blocks away) and Hilderman’s on the corner of Ranney & Hackberry. Hilderman’s was only one block from … Continue reading

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Back at the keyboard again

Well, I am back again. I have been on an extended hiatus for many reasons, health being one of them. But this morning, I called my unofficial blog mentor, Ken Steinhoff, and he gave me my marching orders. He said … Continue reading

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