Tag Archives: Cape Girardeau Missouri

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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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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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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Memories from Carole Avery Adams

A reader posted a comment recently which I felt should be published as an article on this blog. The following article is being published with her permission: Memories from Carole Avery Adams: I spent the first five years of my … Continue reading

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His Name Was Mr. Jesse Harris

I posted an article last month about a man called Sam, who often walked through the old South Sprigg neighborhood. He was the subject of false rumors spread by the adults who lived there, simply because he was a black … Continue reading

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Does Anyone Remember a Man Named Sam?

Does anyone else from the Sprigg Street neighborhood remember an African-Amercan man named Sam? He had mostly white hair from what I could see, although he always had on a hat with a droopy brim. He always had a pole … 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 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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