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 29 1943 trip to New York was 36 hours each way
December 22 Visit sparked love affair with Canadian province
December 15 Three mothers and five children shared a European experience
December 8 Part of Route WW should be elevated over dangerous spot
December 1 Early country roads were unfit for bike adventures
November 24 Pies sold high, but everybody loved county school pie suppers
November 17 One day each year they fed 22 hungry farmhands
November 10 Boone County clay works interpret area’s history
November 3 Depression preceded marriage and family
October 27 The Depression didn’t stop the flow of milk
October 13 Halloween festivities triggered Christian College water shows
October 6 Christian College’s offer came as a big surprise
September 29 Tourists play pantomime in ‘the People’s Republic’
September 22 Bicycle group saw China’s ‘back door’
September 15 Unique tour gave cyclists glimpse behind Iron Curtain
September 8 With knees knocking together, she offered decades of stories
August 18 It was fun playing in the neighbors’ old barn loft
August 11 Early rural residents got water, refrigeration from cold springs
August 4 Visiting neighbors was a treat early in the century
July 28 Friendship remembered through ice cream and a cherished truck
July 21 Early pottery reveals lifestyles of ancestors
July 7 Remembering the slow days of life in Columbia
June 30 Beekeepers know there’s more to the trade than eating honey
June 23 Baling hay was a filthy job but paid real money
June 16 Columbia’s ‘U-High’ family set to share school memories
June 9 Event allowed young folk to dress in their very best
June 2 Pre-Columbia area was merely a stop for travelers going west
May 19 In spring, bikes need ‘TLC’ for fun and safety
May 12 Heimlich himself spreads news on famous maneuver
May 5 Choosing a proper pot is important for good tea
April 21 Fulton church a puzzle with 7,000 stone pieces
April 14 ‘Blue Hole’ in Big Cedar was tinted with blood
April 7 Paracelsus was wrong, but people liked his idea
March 31 Memories of years past are still fun short stories
March 24 Putting a ship in a bottle requires problem-solving
March 17 Heimlich’s advice helped save many schoolboys
March 10 Clay a miracle found from Mesopotamia to Missouri
March 3 Local stoneware clay is a link with the past
February 17 Book on Boone County reveals bizarre history
February 10 Furry forecasters have history of precise weather prediction
February 3 Visit to Chinese hospital experience to remember
January 27 Spill off bike temporarily interrupted tour in China
January 20 Pity today’s children who won’t know tastes of old
January 13 Great width brought fame, activity to early Broadway
January 6 Columbia’s first ‘rec center’ was four summer playgrounds
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