Category Archives: Missouri

My Brother Didn’t Buy the Lies – Part 3

  This is a continuation of a series of posts: Late 50’s – May Greene School – and the Lies I believed – Part 1 Lies I Believed – Part 2 (He’s gonna’ kill me! 🙂 Don’t you just love … Continue reading

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Lies I Believed – Part 2

Continued from Late 1950’s – May Greene School -And the Lies I Believed: I am conflicted about writing on the subject of racism because I don’t wish to dishonor anyone, especially my family, but I think that the story needs … Continue reading

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Late 50’s – May Greene School – and the Lies I Believed – Part 1

I began attending May Greene School when I was in the 4th grade. Up until that time I had gone to schools that had only white students because the schools were located in white neighborhoods. However, May Greene School had … Continue reading

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Charlie Dietiker – Grocery Store Owner

11/30/2011 Correction: I have been informed by a reader of this blog that Charlie’s store was not located in Smelterville. His brother John’s store was the one located there. Here is the info on Charlie’s store location from reader Collin … Continue reading

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The Kelleys on Ranney Street

This post was sent to me by my brother, Mark, who was best friends with ‘Little Skip’ Kelley who lived on Ranney Street. Here are some of his memories:   I found this last night.  This was my friend Skipper’s … Continue reading

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The Staffords lived on Ranney Street

I don’t remember how I met Brenda Stafford but she & I were best buds and lived in the same block. I lived on Sprigg and she lived on Ranney. We both went to May Greene School. I think she … Continue reading

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The Webers – Part 2

(continued from 8/26/2011) Yesterday I wrote about meeting and becoming acquainted with Mary Weber, one of the neighbors of the South Sprigg Street neighborhood where I grew up. The beginning of our relationship was somewhat traumatizing for me as a … Continue reading

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The Webers – Life Lesson; Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover Part 1

Yesterday I wrote about the Seabaugh family that lived next door to us on South Sprigg. They were such an influence for the good in my life and I am thankful for the many memories they gave me. It is … Continue reading

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The Seabaughs and Sitting on the Roof in the Summertime

  The Seabaughs were our next door neighbors on South Sprigg. The parents were Virgil & Maggie. Virgil was a stout man with brown hair and a round face who seemed to always be smiling or else concentrating on his … Continue reading

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Dredging Up Memories…..

The above image is an aerial view of the flood of 1993. This is the old bridge that I was familiar with as a child. In the image, the top of the photo is south, the bottom is north. My … Continue reading

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