His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog.
There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.
I grew up in the Sheffield area of Northeast Kansas City in the late 1950s, but spent a good part of each summer vacation at my grandparent’s house just south of Amoret, Mo.
They lived about three miles south of town. The Marais des Cygnes river was on the east side of their property and a stand of deep timber on the west side. Rich bottom land made up the other two sides of the property. A long winding road made from crushed river rock led to the old house.
People over 35 should be dead.
Here's why ...........
According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 40's, 50's, 60's, or even maybe the early 70's probably shouldn't have survived.
Our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paint.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets, ... and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets. (Not to mention the risks we took hitchhiking.)
As children, we would ride in cars with no seatbelts or air bags.
Cleaning Tips from the
Ole’ Days that Really Work
By: Dr. Zoe L. Simmons
Every new month that passes by, a new commercial with a new cleaning chemical agent comes out. Before you know it, you’re spending several hundred dollars just to clean your home. What happened to the good ole’ days of just simple cleaning remedies?
By Betsy Gilbert
Too bad Mark Twain isn’t around today. If he were, chances are he would have added Margaret Brooks to Huck, Tom, Jim and Becky’s gang and moved them off the Mighty Mississippi. Her life along the Missouri River certainly qualifies her for honorary membership in their adventurous club.
How many retired school teachers have spent a decade as a cook and the only woman on a towboat? Not alot, one wagers. But Brooks did, and counts those ten years among the most interesting and rewarding in her rich life.
By Laura Jean Bhadra
There are no manuals on how to be a mother. The majority of new moms have quick access to the most natural teacher, their own moms via phone calls, emails, or a short drive. However, for those of us whose mothers are dead or otherwise unavailable, we must turn to other mom-like influences, parenting classes, or the memories of how our mothers parented us. This last is what I find myself reflecting and relying upon time after time as I face the challenges and joys of raising my own family.
July 4th family picnic
July 4th is an exciting time in Gettysburg. We have the famous reinactors in town in full costume. The women dress in those full gowns. I really do not see how they walk in the dresses. They are very long and they have the big hats and hair wrapped in a net which helps keep their long hair from blowing.