Wednesday, August 5, 2015
To Kirksville, MO
(We are not consistent with pictures, We did not get a picture of two of Eileen’s beautiful girls. There was not a ‘runt’ in the Conrad litter, ALL ‘ten’ pretty and handsome)
We had the best time last night in Columbia, MO. Our Friends the Conrad’s, are spread all over the place but we knew Mama and a couple of them were still in Columbia. Thinking it may be too late to arrange a get together, Sherry called Juanelle to see if it could work, we were leaving St. Louis. “Of course”. She sent out an APB to the siblings, ONE could come! So WE met Juanelle with her mom and had a great visit. Eileen is my sweetheart and in an assisted facility. The mother of 10 lovely children. Her ‘sweet Kenneth’ has passed on. She sang for us, and we sang together. Eileen is the lady I have said many times could have sang in Carnegie hall. Then to Chipotle with Juanelle to meet with Mary, another sweetie. We had such a great time. Mark stayed crashed at the motor home, ‘healing’ from the lack of sleep and his tour of St. Louis.
Jack Jr went with us and we all had a great meal and fellowship. This morning we left ‘Cottonwood RV Park’ and headed for Moberly, Missouri where I once pastored a church when I thought I was a preacher. Both boys were little at the time, so they do not remember Moberly either.
Missouri like many mid west states have some beautiful crops (to a tourist, work for the farmer) We saw hundreds of acres of Corn and soy.
Then we arrived at Moberly, once a bustling Wabash RR town and a shopping place for the many farmers surrounding.
The house we where we lived ( A converted Chicken house) behind a frame church was no longer there, just grass. Jack Jr, who could talk at the time, loved to go to Candy Cane City. A small public park with swings and slides. Now it is a large city park with a lake and several war memorials.
Above they are with a dedication to Omar Bradley who attended Moberly High School. Omar was a credit to his area, because he was a brilliant General and he was known as “The G.I.’s General”.
Below a memorial to the ‘WAR DOGS’.
They had fun driving around. Then it was time to head for Kirksville, MO. The town we lived in when Mark Discovered America, 53 years ago’
This is in the RV Park we are staying..
AT first I thought a ‘39 Chevy from behind, but the grill area and hood sides did not work. Maybe a Dodge or Plymouth. I hope I get a chance to ask in the morning.