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February 7th, 2013

Food for Thought

Even though I enjoyed a fairly idyllic childhood, there aren't many things about it that I long to revisit. One exception to that is the first day of school. The beginning of the school year was right up there with Christmas and birthdays in my list of things to be impatiently anticipated.

Food for Thought

It's difficult to get through the end of summer and the beginning of the school year without pausing for a long weekend to celebrate Labor Day. When I was a kid, Labor Day was just another day when my dad didn't have to go to work. Often, this meant a trip to the river or one of the nearby lakes to go fishing – or a picnic at a state park. Sometimes, we'd drive the hour or so it took to get to my grandparents' farm for a big family dinner, or we'd end up with a houseful of relatives enjoying one of Mother's incredible pot-roast dinners.

Moving Wall and U.S. Honor Flag in W. Branch Aug. 1

WEST BRANCH– History will be made in West Branch on Saturday, Aug. 1. For the first time ever, the U.S. Honor Flag will fly in conjunction with the presentation of the Vietnam Veterans \Moving Wall\ Memorial. It will be a unique opportunity for citizens of all ages to come and pay their respects to those who gave so much for the nation that we all love.
A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch from 2 p.m. on July 30 through 8 a.m. on Aug. 3. Better known as \The Moving Wall

Walkin'

Following are notes I’ve been taking along the way on our bicycle trip from St. Louis to Clinton, Mo., along the Katy trail.
Friday: Made it to motel in time to drive to St. Charles for dinner. The Budweiser Clydesdales were on display.
Saturday: Biked nine miles from motel near airport to Creve Coeur Park, which has a trail that connects with the Katy. For once we didn’t get lost as the route was pretty simple. Continued on the Katy for another 45 miles to end up in Washington, Mo.

Food for Thought

I had always expected to someday work as an art teacher in the public schools, but hadn’t thought about it in terms of no-pay, no boss, no resume, no pressure part-time work just for the fun of it. That turned out to be one of the most satisfying and confidence-building undertakings of my checkered teaching life.