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Oh how the choir welcomed her beautiful soprano voice! Olive was a member of the Ruth Circle and served on numerous committees over the years, touching the hearts of all who knew her for her loving dedication to God and all who surrounded her in worship in his praise.

In , Olive and her children gave St. The sculpture is placed on the west lawn of the church in memory of Troy Newman. This powerful sculpture is a defining symbol of St. Olive was known for her intelligence, her style, her grace, and her ability to treat everyone she met as a child of God. Olive always had a smile, a compliment, and encouragement for all. Her presence was always a gift.

Olive was a loving mother who spoiled her family with fantastic southern cooking. She taught her children about creativity and having love and compassion for others, passing on her appreciation for music and the arts. Olive was fortunate to travel the world extensively, and she kept in touch with the many friends she met on her path from Panama to Portugal, every European country, Jerusalem, and Australia and New Zealand.

Olive has made her final journey to her most beloved anticipated location of all, to be with her heavenly Father. Olive is survived by four nephews; niece; numerous grand-nieces and nephews; and daughters, Janice Louise Newman of Wichita, Kan. Newman in ; and recently by her loving son, Russell K. Janice and Carole thank all of you who comforted Mom and our family, whether it was in the form of a visit, food, flowers, hugs, or praying for us and with us.

We appreciate your kindness and strength. We are especially grateful for her friends and neighbors Dick and Anne Hessler and all the many caregivers who gave exceptional attention and love. May God Bless you and keep you and give you Peace. Visitation will also be held at Trinity on Saturday, Feb.

Burial will be Feb. Ken was born in St. He was united in holy marriage to Darlene Doris Dobberstein on June 10, and blessed with 33 years of life together. Darlene preceded Ken in death on March 26, He also served his church on circuit and district levels.

Christ be praised, He does all things well! Kung, 87, died on Saturday, Jan. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Kung enjoyed a long career as a scientist, teacher and Chair of the Department of Soil and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His legacy is his work on long-range forecasting, detailed in his nearly 50 scientific publications.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Kung of Gaithersburg, Md. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Eunice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Cheryl taught high school English at Central High in St. Joseph after graduating college, but then moved back to Columbia where she met the love of her life, got married, started a family and became a business owner.

Cheryl owned New Beginning Consignment Clothing for over 30 years until she retired at the age of She is preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Ruth Marrens; and her grand-daughter, Imani. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Columbia Parks and Recreation, P.

O Box , Columbia, Mo. A memorial service will be held immediately following. Don was born August 28, , in Nevada, Mo. He was the oldest of three siblings. Don married Sandra Carr Neely on July 17, Don graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in where he was a charismatic leader and athlete.

He continued his education at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, where he graduated with a degree in marketing. He moved to Columbia in where he started his family and career. After 19 successful years in the telecommunications industry, he retired from CenturyLink in Shortly thereafter, he found a home at Veterans United in where he enjoyed collaborating with his co-workers.

He was passionate about his work and looked forward to assisting veterans in financing their homes. In his free time, Don treasured his time with his grandchildren. He was an avid fan of Mizzou athletics and Cardinals baseball. He also enjoyed genealogy, shows at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, time on the beach in Sanibel Island and the study of wine.

He is also survived by his mother, Gerry; sister, Karen and husband, Don Hankins; brother, Ron Neely and wife, Karen; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral services will be held at 2: Visitation will be Thursday from noon until service time at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Mt.

Pleasant Christian Church Cemetery in rural Fayette. Garland was born in Fayette on April 30, to the late James R. He was stationed in Germany and worked in the motor pool. He married Barbara Faye Walker on April 29, She preceded him in death in To this union one daughter and two sons were born. Garland later married Terri Sue Klobnak and to this union a daughter was born. Garland loved traditional country music, Chevrolet pickups, he enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting and working on and fixing lawn mowers.

He was employed as a tow truck operator, sign painter and mechanic. He worked for the University of Missouri in Columbia for over 25 years in the sign shop until his retirement in Also surviving are several grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be shared at www. Lowrey, 67, passed away Tuesday, Feb. Visitation is on Sunday, Feb. Bill was a Vietnam Vet, an avid fisherman, hunter, and rock hunter. He is proceeded in death by his parents, Luke and Iris; and brother, Chubby Dean.

Published February 9, Lawrence D. Visitation will be held from 3: Funeral Service will be at A graveside service with military honors will be held at 4: Gene was born Jan. Their 73 year marriage started on Oct. After the Navy, Gene started running grain cooperatives at the age of 24 and did it the rest of his career.

His work took them to all four corners of Missouri, living in LaGrange, Lewistown, Brunswick, Columbia, Dexter, Fayette, Richmond, and finally Sedalia, with Gene overseeing more than different operations. His interests in community were also why he served on the City Council in Richmond and as a post Commander of the American Legion, where he was a member for 72 years. He was an active Methodist at numerous churches, most recently as a volunteer and leader at Wesley United Methodist.

Weekend relaxation was buying dilapidated farms where he would cut and burn brush to clean them up. In retirement in Sedalia he became a real estate developer, combining his interests in community with his love for building things and negotiating deals. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Delbert and Robert; sister Hazel Wolfmeyer; and daughter-in-law, Marcia. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the fund can be made at: Box Richmond, Mo.

Andrew was born August 27, in Columbia, MO. He graduated from Rockbridge High School in Online condolences can be made at heartlandcremation. Memorial Service will be 1: Robin was born, July 28, in Corning, Ark. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends, and was always reading a good book. She enjoyed traveling, both for recreation and to see her family. She was a dedicated member of Wilkes Blvd UMC, serving as a member for over 40 years and often volunteering in the office when needed.

Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. Burial will be at New Salem Cemetery following the service. All friends are welcome to join them. Sapp and Mildred Christian Sapp. She was a graduate of Southern Boone High School, immediately going to work at Shelter Insurance Companies for 36 years as a senior underwriter for various states throughout her career.

She leaves behind her invaluable friend and constant companion, Tee Dozier of Columbia. She was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings; and former spouse, Jimmy Kidwell. Dulcenia was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Once retired, Dulcenia enjoyed sharing her skills as a wonderful cook and an accomplished seamstress with family and friends.

She enjoyed gardening, attending plays at Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, country concerts and spending time with her great-grand-children. Dulcenia loved to have fun which radiated with her many friends as she was the life of the party and ready to go at the drop of a hat. She had a memory like a steel trap and could always pull odd facts out of the air. The funeral service will be 3: Friends may gather from 2: Friday at the funeral home.

Joanne was born August 18, to Dirl F. Joanne always wanted to attend college and in she earned a Bachelors of Science in Education from the University of Missouri in Columbia. She was a world traveler who toured countless art museums and was an avid reader, pouring over books about politics, nutrition and religion. Joanne loved the Lord with all her heart and will be remembered for her selflessness and constant kindness. She was a homemaker and loved being surrounded by her family.

Online condolences may be made to www. Published Wednesday, February 28, Friends will be received from Homegoing Celebration will be held at 2: Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Odelia was the seventh child born to Ernest and Mable Ballenger on Feb. In , Odelia graduated from Frederick Douglas High School, and during that same year, April 6th, she accepted Jesus Christ into her life and became a member of Second Baptist Church where she remained for over 70 years. Odelia had one son, David P.

Odelia would form an unbreakable bond with David that would endure even beyond her passing. After retiring from Shelter Insurance, Odelia spent her days caring for her great-grandchildren while their parents worked. Odelia cherished the time she spent with her great-grandchildren and it was evident in how much they loved spending time with her.

Odelia will always be remembered for her love of God, her dedication to family and her selfless giving to all. The memory of Odelia Buckner will remain in the heart and mind of every person who was fortunate enough to cross paths with her. Funeral Service will be Friends may gather from Lois was born Sept. On June 7, , she married Clarence Batye in Columbia. They resided on the family farm since She was an active member of the Englewood Community Club. She especially loved to cook for and spend time with her family.

Memorials may be made to the Englewood Community Club, E. A memorial celebration of her life will be at Tracy Cook, and grandson-in-law, Rev. Visitation will be from 5: Cook and Irene were married August 3, He preceded her in death July 1, Irene was a devoted homemaker, mother, and grandmother, and she was a delight to countless friends, family, and coworkers.

She worked at many grocery stores, bakeries, and restaurants in Columbia for many decades. She was a member of Columbia First Assembly of God. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Porter Wilson Wyatt, in , and Rufus Donald Wyatt, in Condolences may be left for the family at www. Visitation will be held one hour prior. Jo was born Dec. She was married to Ralph LaFoy on June 18, Jo graduated from Rolla High School in She served in the U.

Navy during Desert Storm. She retired from the Harry S. Jo loved spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Steve Ballard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Liberty Cemetery in care of the family.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 4: Interment will follow at Columbia Cemetery. John Rosline Guyton and Mrs. Oline Alice Kelby Guyton. She was the first of five children. She was a graduate of Sumner High School in St. Louis, MO in Music would become a centerpiece to her life. Beginning at age four, she began with playing the piano being taught by her mother. She became a student of German musicians. Helen was a leader of her family group, The Guyton Singers.

For more than 80 years, she would surround herself with music and choirs. Carmel District Choir 28 years , Mt. Martin Luther King, Jr. Helen touched people within and without Columbia with her musical abilities.

Each year, she would play the piano within rotunda of the State Capital. Helen was not only an inheritor of a gift she was a distributor of the gift. She encouraged countless young people to learn to play the piano. Each of them became accomplished at the piano and organ. She encouraged and supported their growth personally and as musicians.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Harold Warren Sr. Helisa Warren of Frisco, Texas; daughter-in-law: Alisa Warren, of St. Tristin Cowgill-Warren and Coley Jones and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is proceeded in death by her mother, father, and brother, John Guyton, Jr. Memorial services will be held at Oakland Christian Church, E.

Saturday, March 24, family will be present prior to the service at 1: She was born Jan. They immigrated to America through Ellis Island when she was three years old.

In , she married her high school sweetheart John Jay Eugene Duve. They were blessed with five children. Ada and Jay lived in Pullman, Wash. They enjoyed wonderful life-long friendships along the way. Jay passed way from cancer in In , she married William R. Together they lived and had a Christmas tree farm outside of Columbia until they retired and became fulltime residents of Lake of the Ozarks in She loved the lake and entertaining family and friends there.

Bill passed in December and Ada moved to Columbia. Ada is also survived by her sister-in-laws, Mary Kennedy of Edmonds, Wash. Online condolences can be left for the family at www. Friends will be received from 1: Graveside Services will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. She was born Nov. On April 27, she was united in marriage to Lee Lanes. He survives at the home.

Vickie was the owner and operator of Sudden Service Cleaners for over 25 years. She loved to play Bridge. She also enjoyed gardening and working in her flower beds. Faye Hot Springs, Ark. She was preceded in death by one son, Keith Lanes. Visitation will be Thursday, March 22 at James was born in Ethel on Jan. James grew up in Carrollton and after graduation joined the United States Military.

After an honorable discharge, he attended Drury College in Springfield, Mo. James worked for the Sears Roebuck Company and a promotion brought him and a growing family to Columbia.

Central Missouri provided James the opportunity to be an independent business man with an affinity for both commercial properties and farm land. In the latter part of his life, James was active in building and managing Assisted Living Facilities. Jim and Loretta raised four children together. Loretta, a school teacher, passed away due to cancer in In , James married Betty Becker, a nurse, and she survives.

In lieu of flowers, please give a donation to the charity of your choice. Visitation and funeral services will be held at Memorial Funeral Home.

Visitation will begin at Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Iris was born April 24, in Golden, Ill. Vernon and Helen Ideus Lubben. At the age of 19, she left family and friends and boarded a train for California to marry her handsome Marine, Karl Goebel, who was stationed in San Diego. Even though war time was difficult she and Karl truly enjoyed their time together in San Diego. She was a homemaker for their two children, Bruce and Karla. Iris was a very sociable woman who had a smile and conversation for everyone.

In retirement, she enjoyed traveling with Karl in the family camper. They spent 62 years together before his death in She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Karl. Published Friday, March 23, Dr. Hahn, 84, of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, March 20, at home surrounded by his family.

A reception will follow the service in the church fellowship hall. Allen was born Dec. Louis to Herbert F. They celebrated 62 years of marriage and had three children. Allen graduated from Roosevelt High School, St. Louis in , received his BS in agriculture and D. College of Veterinary Internal Med. Dept of small animal surgery and medicine, while working on his Biomedical Engineering Ph.

In , the family moved back to his alma mater, University of Missouri Veterinary School, to teach and do research at Dalton Research Center. He was a professor at the veterinary school teaching his passions, i. Allen authored or co-authored over academic publications. He had five U. S Patents for his research in the medical field. He received over 2. In , Allen received the University of Missouri faculty alumni award. In , he received the Geyer award for public service to higher education, and was a lifetime honor roll member to AVMA.

His honors and awards to his work was such a joy in his life. He was a avid swimmer and that was his release. He was instrumental in bringing masters swimming to Missouri. His walls are filled with medals and awards from meets that he competed in.

All his children swam on Columbia Swim Team too. He was involved with the Air Show over Memorial Day weekend and so enjoyed speaking with all the pilots.

His other passions were fishing, camping and enjoying spending time with family and friends. All that knew him say he touched their lives in so many ways and that he was a mentor to all. Memorial contributions are suggested to: Providence Rd, Suite , Columbia, Mo. Visitation will be Saturday, March 24 from 9: Funeral services will follow at He served his country in the U. Army and the National Guard. He also enjoyed hunting, boating, and riding his motorcycle. Ron lived his life to the fullest and will be remembered by the love and laughter that he shared with his family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial services will be at 4: Danny was born April 21, in St. Charles to Melvin G. He was an active member of the Elks Lodge in Columbia.

He had worked many years as a trim and finish carpenter, before, by some coincidence, he began building and shipping shuffleboards internationally.

He loved dove and duck hunting, and hosted a dove hunt each year on his farm. A private family service is planned in April. He was born Feb. He lived in England until joining the British Merchant Navy. After his time at sea, he immigrated to Canada. While in Canada, he met and married Marjorie Gow Riddles. He also finished his training as a machinist, after almost a decade in Canada he immigrated to Iowa when Square D hired him to work at the plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

All five of his children were born during his 18 years in Iowa. He then moved to Columbia, as a new facility was opened. He retired from Square D in after 35 years. Alex enjoyed sports, particularly golf, bowling, pool, and darts. During his retirement, he made many friends while volunteering at the Columbia Senior Center.

There he enjoyed playing Bridge, and dancing with his partner Liz Tipton. He had ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his only sibling, Jean Doktor. Visitation will take place Saturday, March 31 at Memorial Funeral Home with funeral services at Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. On May 16, , she married the love of her life, Glynn Nichols, who preceded her in death in She also worked part-time at Jesse Hall at the University in her later years. Dorothy always enjoyed working in her yard, planting flowers and playing bridge with different groups of her friends.

She also treasured her time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glynn; son, Doug; two brothers, M. Mass will be held Friday, April 6 at 1: A reception will follow. Although, due to a clerical error, his legal birthday was Jan. He was an only child. He was honorably discharged on May 14, , as a Corporal. On March 24, , he married Lucy Marino.

They celebrated 67 years of marriage. He toured extensively throughout the U. He made his conducting debut was with the Oklahoma City Symphony. His broadcasts on the Voice of America were beamed to Europe as part of a regular weekly feature. During his tenure there, he founded the Kansas City Civic Orchestra. Honored with the American Symphony League Conductor Recognition Award, he was selected to participate in conducting projects with the Baltimore and Cincinnati symphonies.

Concurrently, he accepted the prestigious position of Director of Orchestral Activities at Northwestern University. In , he and Lucy, along with others, founded the Missouri Symphony Society. Hugo served as Artistic Director and Conductor for 28 years, until his retirement, when he was named Conductor Laureate. For thirteen seasons, he concurrently held the post of Associate Conductor of the Kansas City Symphony.

He was instrumental in saving the historic Missouri Theatre from demolition when he led the Symphony Society to buy the theater for its home in The auditorium of the theater is now named in honor of the Vianellos. Hugo was also a composer. His Christmas Kaleidoscope was performed by numerous orchestras throughout the country. Hugo appreciated all animals and was especially fond of dogs.

From his first dog, Teddy, to his last, J. When he was too old to take care of a dog himself, he enjoyed welcoming his grand dog, Louie, for daily visits. They were great buddies. He is survived by his bride and partner Lucy; sons, Gian of St. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his daughter-in-law, Carolyn. Memorial Mass will be Inurnment will follow, with full military honors, in Memorial Park Cemetery Columbia. Norb was born in Martinsburg on Sept. Norb had a long career with B.

He loved spending time with his family and friends and doing the things he enjoyed most, such as fishing, camping, watching Cardinal baseball and Mizzou Sports.

He occasionally might sneak to the gambling boat with the family and friends when he was able. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Heart Association. A celebration of his life will be held at Visitation will be held from Interment in the mausoleum to follow. Houston was born Dec. He attended Hallsville High School and graduated in Houston married Ruth Parker on Sept.

One of his greatest honors was taking the Honor Flight to Washington, D. At one time there would have been as many as 60 people at the fish market. His decision to change the plea probably resulted in Tail Dragger saving a huge amount of time for what he did.

He wound up getting time and a half for good behavior. Tail Dragger had a clean record. Tail Dragger is known for a shy demeanor off stage, but in a conversation after the jail concert, he explained the fateful night with measured candor. I ran from him for two weeks. I had seen him cut his own brother. I was running and everybody was laughing at me.

Boston Blackie caught me by myself at the fish market. I took it out of my boot and put it in my pocket. And here he came. I was sitting there.

He jumped up on the three-foot bandstand with his knife. He took my leg and pulled me off the bandstand. He was going to show the people how he would whup me in style. So I pulled my pistol out and shot him. The bullet went in the left eye and came out out the top of the head. He was above me so when I shot, it knocked him to the ground. I stepped off the bandstand and got into my pick up truck.

I went home, got dressed and turned myself in. Tail Dragger was a model citizen at the Lincoln Correctional Center. He mopped floors, worked in the prison library and had a daily subscription to the Chicago Sun-Times. The only things you missed was whiskey and women. It was kind of hard when I first got out.

My wife started going with my bass player while I was in Lincoln. So I had a private detective who was a lady friend of mine check out what was going on at my home.

The incident was also the beginning of the end of the outdoor Delta Fish Market, a linchpin of the west side blues scene. He even built tanks to hold live fish. A year after the shooting, the city bought out Davis and the market closed.

Tail Dragger drove semi-tanker trucks to Alabama and Mississippi to pick up fresh catfish and bring them back to Chicago. Tail Dragger was born in Altheimer, Ark. He moved to Chicago in He did a stint with U.

Army in Fort Polk, La. George Records , which came out in He has been a loyal friend. He has changed my life, forever. A native of Bridgeport, Ct. The grave now has a marker. Blues giant Willie Dixon said the blues are the facts of life. He carried this with him as he looked into the tired eyes of his jail audience. A sign on the west wall of the gymnasium declared: A real soul man Jon Sall photo. Does anyone want a refurbished tiki bar? They estimated the artifact was more than years old.

He has way more mirrors than me. I looked over at the mirror. What have I missed? Did I waste too much time? I never owned a house. Before I packed it up I wanted to buy a small midcentury modern ranch house. It was in my DNA. I grew up in ranch houses in Naperville, Ill. My brother owns a midcentury modern ranch house in Nashville, Tn. I wanted to unplug from the noise, grow flowers and sit in the back yard and smoke cigars.

These ranch houses were part of the emerging American Dream. I wanted to see if such a thing even still exists. It feels like it is slipping away. The midcentury modern experience speaks to a leaner time.

Rooms were smaller and one-car garages were often attached to the ranch. Sputnik type light fixtures blended with lots of natural light. The Greatest Generation was emerging from World War II and the excitement of space age possiblitly collided with frugal ethics. A midcentury ranch house had been on my radar for a few years. I was born in Berwyn and knew that was the bungalow belt. The Daves steered me to La Grange and Westchester for the strong midcentury stock.

I zeroed in on affordable tiny homes in La Grange Park and finally Westchester. I also timed the commute from Chicago—17 minutes one way in rare non-traffic situations. I live in Ukranian Village where I have become an old dude. Each setting represented a different stage of his life. The ranch style was born in California in the s and hit its peak from the s to the early s. Streetcar suburbs of the early 20th Century featured smaller houses on narrow lots because people walked to streetcar lines.

I went to the monthly Friday night fish-chicken fry at the Westchester Community Church. Westchester was founded in to recreate an English village. I found a red brick house with original decorative iron porch supports and matching shutters of the mids. The house was nestled back off the street to fit into modest landscaping. I stumbled into a time capsule.

I began researching the house. It was built in It was within walking distance of a grocery store, a neighborhood diner and a small bar, which is all I really need. I mentioned to my brother that during the mids our parents lived on a similar odd sounding street in Westchester. They died in but our mom kept a meticulous typewritten diary of her life.

I checked it out. It was the same house. It was hard to believe. I had to re-read her passage. I have no memories of the house. I was born in Emotion did not lead me into buying the house. I am not a fixer-upper and the house was in excellent shape.

Midcentury style is framed by an organic spirit and minimalism. I can try to declutter. An open house leads to an open heart. My excellent handyman Edmond Fernandez, Jr. Of course is not all that has been built up to be.

More than 3, Americans died from Polio. There is no Cinerama nostalgia for minorities and women. My block is ethnically diverse. My neighbors are African-American, Hispanic and Italian.

It was given to me by activist James Meredith at a restaurant in Jackson, Miss. The house will take time to make it okay to live in. I forgot about those pesky village codes and for me, moving has always been like transporting the old Ringling Bros.

But my work has been framed by a sense of fascination. Was Westchester a far-away place in ? Our father always installed a manual wall pencil sharpener in the basement of every house we lived in.

Did he install the vintage wall pencil sharpener I found in the basement of this house? Energy needs time to become focused, measured matter.

In days past I retreated to the only chair in the living room. Dusk became darkness with a turn of the page. I looked out the picture window at old trees on a quiet street.

There were no shadows and I wondered if I was truly alone. While sitting next to each other on a twin rocking chair, Ray and Wilma wave to Amish neighbors who hold tight reins on their horse and carriage. Truckers and cars go too fast for this thin stretch of rural highway about 25 minutes southwest of Elkhart. They met in in baptismal class at a Mennonite new order Amish church about four miles from where they live today.

Ray has lived in the same farm house since he was five years old. The Yoders are the proud parents of four children between the ages of 43 and In the s Ray became a factory worker at the now- defunct Globemaster Mobile Homes in Goshen before snagging a job delivering motor homes from manufacturer to dealers in Elkhart, the RV capital of the world.

In while making a delivery in Nashville, Tn. Cracker Barrel is headquartered in nearby Lebanon, Tn. Maybe its a little drier. I like their hash brown casserole. They would rest at the same time. They would communicate through Citizens band radio. We would pull into a filling station and people would see us talking together.

The Yoders also planned vacations around Cracker Barrel. For example, when they visited the Grand Canyon they would find a nearby Cracker Barrel. We could sleep in it if we were en route.

But we needed to use rest rooms at the rest area or a Cracker Barrel. The best part of our lives were the years with the RVs. The Yoders do not own a computer. They do not have GPS. Its a map filled with stores. We took some pictures. We did circle each one on the directory map. I almost used the Freedom of Information act to make Ray and Wilma show me their maps.

We still like driving and getting out. Is there a rodeo or a concert? Ray and Wilma have discovered that most Cracker Barrels are alike. I was going to the right when I was so used to going to the left. It was along U. At that time we liked their grilled cheese and bacon sandwich sixth …. Instead of doing a root beer do a cider. And they would do it. Notable Cracker Barrel celebrities start with gospel-soul singer Aretha Franklin.

The Queen of Soul does not like to fly. She travels to gigs in her luxury coach bus. In Franklin told me how much she loves the chicken and dumplings at Cracker Barrel. In she signed a plate at the Cracker Barrel in Lakeville Mn.

Did she come during the lunch hour? Some of them put on baseball caps and you never know. The meat loaf is what got Dad started. They go to Sarasota Florida in the winter so we would eat in the ones near there too.

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