Granny's Notes - the writing of Sue Gerard

Welcome to the online "Granny's Notes" archive. This collection contains all of Sue Gerard's stories from her weekly column in the Columbia Daily Tribune. Please browse the list below to read her stories.

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December 31 Ice storm created winter wonderland for children
December 24 Swimmers’ effort helped drive for physical fitness
December 17 Christmas tree money helped buy an ‘Upright Underwood’
December 10 Christmas trees evoke money-making memories
December 3 Elderhostel stays result in friendship, learning
November 26 No one wants misfortune of developing celiac sprue
November 19 Greatly admired Columbia teachers displayed lifelong love of learning
November 12 Homespun entertainment was early leisure activity
November 5 Early Boone County cabin life followed uncomplicated path
October 29 Human-powered airplane flew with local invention
October 22 Entrepreneurs got started at local dining room table
October 15 Boone County soldier wore lifelong Confederate pride
October 8 Boston airport’s foundation made from Atlantic sludge
October 1  Trip with foreign airline taught surprising lessons
September 24  Windmills were used to pump water on local farms into the ’40s
September 17 Depression weddings simple but long-lasting
September 10 Granny’s deep-water test helps ensure pool safety
August 27 Historic Columbia pool goes down the drain
August 20 Hopefully, living conditions have improved for Chinese
August 13 Columbia’s black athletes excelled before integration
August 6 In years past, beating the heat no easy task
July 30 Coyotes spell trouble for county pets, farmers
July 23 Ben Franklin, song teach good lesson in swimming
July 16 Glass-bottled milk put people through college
July 9 Many city folk don’t understand old-time milk production, delivery
July 2 Spare tire can be lifesaver when someone’s drowning
June 25 Learning extra skills gave farmers home advantage
June 18 Tower commemorates prominent local family
June 11 Take safety precautions for more enjoyable ride
June 4 College girls, country folk gather at weekend retreat
May 21 Account of summer farm life reveals not-so-simple duties
May 14 Chains stretched across Columbia streets in 1919
May 7 Spring brings poison ivy, fresh vegetables, chores
April 30 Lesson in patience helps recreation work succeed
April 23 Toddlers are too young for swimming lessons
April 16 Long-lost brothers met midstream at Vicksburg
April 9  Upper Louisiana towns were clusters of cabins
April 2 Granny Sue’s ‘Day Camp’ encourages outdoor fun
March 26 Jane Froman diving story probably just an old myth
March 19 Step-grandson embarks on culinary career despite storm
March 12 Too-long uniforms hamper athletes’ ability to perform
March 5 Heimlich’s effectiveness took awhile to catch on
February 26 George Washington’s rules on manners still applicable
February 19 New friend shares love of bicycles and clay
February 12 Abraham Lincoln was mix of sharp wit, compassion
February 5 Springtime chores keep queen, worker bees busy
January 29 Bees keep busy in winter heating hive for survival
January 22 Christian/Columbia College has many years of memories
January 15 In January, be prepared when skating on thin ice
January 8 Making snow sculptures is fabulous group activity
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