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 30 Traveling light can help save time and headaches
December 23 Missourians know value of a real Christmas cedar
December 16 Christmas at Cooper’s Fort spent celebrating safety
December 9 ‘Bicycle embryo’ must be product of a great mind
December 2 Milk has to be cleaned between ‘moo’ and you
November 25 Holsteins and Jerseys put kids through college
November 18 Don’t be afraid to discover pleasures of traveling solo
November 11 What a difference 50 years makes in telephone service
November 4 ‘Century’ rides well worth preparation, training time
October 28 ‘Granny’s Day Camp’ reunion brings back summer memories
October 21 Wild persimmons ahead of schedule in Columbia
October 7 Clever highway signs helped pass the miles
September 30 When boredom strikes, kids make their own fun
September 23 Lifesaving techniques studied during sabbatical
September 16 Yearly festival gives peek at olden days of Missouri
September 9 Nifong family played large role in hospital’s growth
August 26 Boone County Hospital had efficient first leader
August 19 Early homesteads needed protection of storm cellars
August 12 Empire State Building struck during 1945 visit
August 5 Building mail-order house was an exciting adventure
July 29 House fire led to parents’ mail-order home purchase
July 15 Many things are important enough to leave the dishes
July 8 Sweltering days of July take toll on corn, animals
July 1 Rural newsletters bring neighborhoods together
June 24 Column marks milestone alongside the Tribune
June 17 Hard-to-please dad made Father’s Day challenging
June 10 Strong-willed asparagus survives being covered with thick red clay
June 3 Portraits and engravings give a glimpse into Boone’s lifestyle
May 20 Genealogy includes branch of Daniel Boone’s family tree
May 13 Sing Granny’s Safety Game to little ones who love water
May 6 Special Sundays helped make ’20s childhood fun
April 29 Dairyman helped shape World War II mechanics
April 22 Children treasure moments of quality time with parents
April 15 Near-tragic event brings change of bees’ keeper
April 8 For determined honeybees, there’s no place like home
April 1 In-room wildlife makes for an exciting morning
March 25 Smelly skunks look cuter in funnies than in real life
March 18 Old grindstone raises questions about pastThis column originally appeared May 16, 2000.
March 11 Mild winter doesn’t mean March won’t bring snow
March 4 Trust in others, self makes top of list of life’s wonderful gifts
February 25 Before there was radar, there were groundhogs
February 18 Gnarled fingers produce beautiful artistic works
February 11 Lincoln’s stories always rose to fit the occasion
February 4 To hear better, just stop, look, listen รณ and forgive
January 28 Newfoundland adventure required winter research
January 21 Christian College pool was model for its time
January 14 Sand provides hours of fun, lifetime of fond memories
January 7 Law learned in past days needs to be applied now
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