All I know is what I read in the papers. Will Rogers. That was a line he used many times and with many variations. The article often referred to as containing the first use of that line ran in the New York Times on September 30, 1923. But Rogers was a syndicated columnist whose humorous takes on world events once ran in as many as 600 newspapers. He apparently opened his stage performances the same way.
If you are like me you will have trouble remembering just where I left off on my last post titled, The De Soto Run. Maybe I should go back and retitle it as The De Soto Run – Part One. Anyway that link will get you there if you want to refresh your memory.
Dogs and cats conveniently have a second litter of the year during the winter months which correspond with our gift giving holidays. However, giving one as a pet is frequently a very bad idea, for many reasons. Still, there are many creative ways of making arrangements to give a new pet to a friend or family member without the pitfalls of actually having a furry bundle of joy underfoot.
Early in this millennium, recently retired, I was searching for reasons to show why Charles and Mary Rannells’ farmhouse/mansion, Woodside, should not be torn down. It is the oldest building in our town, Maplewood, Missouri. While searching for Mary’s name I happened upon an article that ran in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on July 31, 1882 that described the events that occurred at a meeting of the Missouri Bicycle Club on their first anniversary. It noted that Mary and one of her sons had invited members of the Missouri Bicycle Club “to spend Wednesday evening at their residence at Bartold’s Grove.” (Woodside).
I have clients who found a kitten at the husband’s family farm over the summer, and brought him home. They already have two, ten year old cats. B’Orange is a huge female who can handle Pepper, the errant kitten, just fine. But Bud is constantly tormented by Pepper. Poor Bud suffers from a multitude of health problems, including a mouth full of no teeth, and he just lays on his side making pathetic noises while Pepper tips him over and chews on him.
Often the reason there is a lot of time between my posts is that the length of the one in the works just keeps getting longer and longer. That is happening right now. I’m working on a long one about bicycles which still is not ready. Meantime former councilman Onis Harper dropped off photocopies of a couple of interesting things. So let’s take a look at those.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Bill McClellan, and the publication, STL Reporter have reported on an apartment building in Richmond Heights, 7703 Wise Avenue, that had a change of ownership, affecting the tenants in the process.
Many readers of this blog will recall John Stillwell Stark, the music publisher, from my series of posts on Famous Maplewoodians. John’s story is complicated. You are more likely to appreciate this post if you reacquaint yourself with that original post so do that now. Here is the link. John Stillwell Stark.
Richmond Heights City Manager Amy Hamilton said an insurance company wrongly denied the city’s claim, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Also, a Maplewood butcher, and brewer received national attention.