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 Seven years of courtship proved long enough
December 22 Christmas job, family helped finance a very special present
December 15 Boone County Christmases call for wild cedars
December 8 Before Columbia, other towns had rocky starts
December 1 Discovery of grindstone uncovers home’s history
November 24 Leisure used to not call for electronic entertainment
November 17 Bike Pacemeter takes high-flying ride
November 10 County hospital prospered, even during Great Depression
November 3 These days, soap’s image far different from old times
October 27 School ‘ghost sightings’ were an ingenious prank
October 20 Halloween costumes pulled from the rag bag
October 13 Grindstones, memories: treasures from the past
October 6 Regulating supply tough for small dairy
September 29 Preparing corn harvest was not a grind to children
September 22 The season of autumn brings change, beauty and splendor
September 15 Visit teaches a lesson in making an honest living
September 8 Great teachers can put permanent stamp on lives
August 25 Mom’s water phobia leads to scare at swimming hole
August 18 Dairy farm know-how proved handy in Europe
August 11 No more carbide gas, no more dead canaries
August 4 Family treasure found at Fayette antique show
July 28 Spare tire can be a lifesaving device
July 21 Ben Franklin a great man in terms of swimming lessons
July 14 Potters enjoy the search for buried ceramic treasure
July 7 Hay-making had some high points
June 30 Sometimes workin’ ain’t sufferin’
June 16 Children’s Day was a time for youngsters to show off
June 9 Biking is more than just staying on
June 2 Summer in England a wonderful adventure
May 19 Granny’s Deep-Water Test a good tool for swimmers
May 12 Williams painted picture of 17th-century America
May 5 Evenings on dock take angler back in time
April 28 Earlier generations knew how to make own fun
April 21 Criteria strict for a proper teapot
April 14 Bikes were indispensable in China
April 7 Encounter with rat added excitement to stay in China
March 31 Colleagues’ cajoling inspires adventure
March 24 World of honeybees never ceases to amaze
March 17 Horse ownership is quite the ride for youngsters
March 10 Find safe shelter in storm cellar
March 3 Treasures found in strange places
February 25 Women force behind Harg’s first newsletter
February 18 Today’s children missing out on a world of tastes
February 11 Five dollars a bargain for winters of fun on the ice
February 4 Service in Newfoundland turns into a family affair
January 28 Don’t bet on ground squirrels for accurate weather forecast
January 21 Snow sculptures teach lesson in leading a team
January 14 Playing on ice dangerous because of drowning risk
January 7 Niagara Falls trip best the second time around
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