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 18 Meet at Hays Hardware, but be home before dark
December 11 Christmas tree customers also wanted wild berries
December 4 It didn’t feel like Christmas until home smelled like cedar
November 27 Hunting old memories really helps time fly
November 20 Life’s come a long way since work first began on ‘The Slab’
November 13 Living on a dairy farm was so very exciting
November 6 Milking a cow no easy job for independent dairyman
October 30 Starting up a dairy takes hard work, connections
October 23 Col. Switzler’s history held some surprises
October 16 Columbia site chosen for access to ‘living’ water
October 9 Passing on Grandpa’s stories keeps generations connected
October 2 Square dances let fiddler scratch out Depression pay
September 25 During the Depression, I was fiddling around
September 18 Europeans found natural bounty in the New World
September 11 Despite car accident, Mom played at pageant
August 28 Whatever happened to ‘Children’s Day’?
August 21 Childhood opportunity lost to hear history
August 14 Move from horse to Ford power brought problems to home dairy
August 7 Dad and Mom bought a farm east of Columbia
July 31 Trip went awry with theft in Germany
July 24 Summer tour ends with an unexpected surprise
July 17 Through Checkpoint Charlie and into another world
July 10 You think you can’t afford foreign travel? Go anyway!
July 3 Before there was Columbia, there were stumps and a tavern
June 19 Parents, be ready to save a life when needed most
June 5 Some people choose farm homes for entire lifetimes
May 22 Playground games fun for kids to play in water
May 15 Tea parties a great way to teach kids swimming
May 8 Major changes came to our lives with advent of ‘the pill’
May 1 After Christian College became co-ed, the school bought 16 bikes
April 24 For a taste sensation, use Missouri’s black walnuts
April 17 Not all Boone County men were soldiers during war
April 10 People used to say ‘curiosity killed the cat’
April 3 Rural family worked hard, rolled with the punches
March 27 Working two jobs was almost like child’s play
March 20 ‘Celiac disease ... can cause death’
March 13 Farm had two pools and four swimming teachers
March 6 Canton streets provide sights many visitors miss
February 27 An American woman alone in Canton, China
February 20 Sixteen toured in China on European bicycles
February 13 Bryan took a wagonload of trinkets to old Mexico
February 6 Boone native’s memories prove to be long-lasting
January 30 Celiac sprue is a disease that many doctors miss
January 23 Christian College strove to be ‘serious in purpose’
January 16 Any job was a good job if money changed hands
January 9 Be ready for bicycling before spring days arrive
January 2 Boone County white clay tells the Christmas story
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