My journalism degree qualifies me to write all of the family obituaries. That’s something they forget to tell you in j-school. Woodford Grimes Spillman died Jan. 29, 2013. He was 86. Spillman was born Jan. 17, 1927, in Lawson, Mo. He lived most of his life in Jamesport, Mo., where he was president and CEO… Continue reading The other obituary
This is the newspaper story about my great-grandparents’ wedding: A Sad Honeymoon Friends have just learned of the marriage of Miss Bessie Hazel Hoskins to Mr Clarence Samual Fulerson on the twenty-fifth of January. Both are young people of near Trenton and the ceremony was performed by Justice F.S Olyer of Brimson. A great deal… Continue reading Family secrets: Weddings
The man who robbed the bank that my grandfather and great-grandfather had owned has been arrested. I tried to tell you that robbing banks doesn’t pay. For $2,670, he now faces a minimum of 10 years in prison for Class A felony. (I don’t know what he’s been charged with, but that’s my best guess.)… Continue reading 1 robber caught, another robbery revealed
Last week, the bank that my grandfather and great-grandfather owned was robbed. A man wearing a motorcycle helmet and long black coat walked in with a handgun. He walked out with about $2,500. This is not the first time the bank has been hit by a motorcycle helmet-wearing robber. In the ’80s, a man wearing… Continue reading Never rob a bank
Mom: Snake in house! How do I get rid of? Me: Move?