Thursday, May 27, 2010

Walden C. Lee, 4401 Alaska, St. Louis, MO 6/20/1887 - 10/23/1938

Documents pertaining to the demise of Walden Campbell Lee who lived at 4401 Alaska, St. Louis, MO (move the directional arrow west and south to pick up Alaska Avenue):

Walden C. Lee, standing, 2nd from right, holding cigarette.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

More Leaves From An Ozark Journal --- April / May 1937

April 16. Called on E.C. and learned E.C. Jr. and Billy Sechler won gold medals in the Nevada Music Tournament. At Charity I learned that Ralph Burtin won Oratorical Contest and four medals in H.S. Overnight at Loftin's.

At Springfield, Virgil helped me trade my car for a 1934 Studebaker, $340 difference.
Apr. 18 preached at Sunnyside. 21 present. Closing the pastorate at Stoutland in order to preach at Houston. A very happy pastorate.

Apr. 21 at Long Hollow. 69 people present and seven cars. Eight years ago when I preached here, there were 68 people and no cars except my own.

Texas County Ministerial Alliance met at Houston April 26. I reviewed Tolstoi's book, "My Religion." His doctrine of pacifism and abolition of civil courts set preacher--into a fifteen minute explosion.

Committee appointed to see County officers about what can be done about Roadhouses.
April 28. A-C-E Social at Plato Gym. 100 present. Raised money to send two delegates to Lebanon Convention.

Next day left with Erret for Aurora Convention--32 preachers and over 100 other delegates. I met F.E. Smith who came to me and told me Relief was allowed to S.T. Sims. A good talk by M.T. Pope on Tithing. Lindenlure Camp advertised, faculty meeting called with Vere Rogers present. Virgil Havens of Africa on the program. District Board drifting into Urban control. Convention goes to Rolla in 1938.

At Summersville I objected to the druggist selling whiskey to one of my alcoholic friends. The druggist put the bottle back on the shelf. A frank talk with Mr. and Mrs. ------- telling them they were too high type people to be in this business. They soon sold the store and I baptized both of them. Another alcoholic friend once had $36,000 checking account. Now he is bankrupt.

May 2. Big rain on tis Sunday. Earl Smith and I water-bound. We studied S.S. lesson in my car. First time in years to miss S.S. Only 21 at Summersville and 26 in Plato S.S.

Preached Baccalaureate Sermon at Plato.

Finished reading "God in a Rolls Royce," a story by Father Divine.
Dr. Tilley gave $50 more to Plato Church Building Fund.

May 6. Made talk at CCC Camp. On next Sunday 140 people at church at Plato---40 were CCC boys. Mothers Day Program.

Near 200 persons at Prairie Point for Basket Dinner and County Meeting. Six churches represented. J.H. Jones failed to come. Forty delgates from Plato in Mase Reardon truck. Hade Arnold said we had one accident--"an accident we didn't get stuck." Eighty people at Plato 8 P.M. Chaplain McAfee preached sermon, "Highway to Happiness."

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Saturday, May 08, 2010

Suburbans.... Old and New -- Just For The Horsefarmer Because He Asked For It.

Lil Jim and I drove up north of Macon, MO in August, 2006 and purchased this 1987 Suburban, 3/4 ton, 454 motor, big transmission, 2WD and cloth interior and 136,000 miles when we got it. We got it to pull the boat and airstream. I sold it to a guy who owns a bodyshop in Nixa, MO. It had 144,000 miles on it when sold. In 4 years of ownership we had put less than 9,000 miles on it. It was a good vehicle.

Sara's Husband Daniel and I drove up to Bussey, IA and picked up this 1999 Suburban, 3/4 ton, 454 motor, big transmission, bucket seats, 3rd row seating, cloth interior and 115,000 miles.

Friday, May 07, 2010

I've Been Busy....

Frequent Bus Riders have commented that the bus doesn't seem to be running on schedule lately, to which I reply, "I've been busy."

Warm weather means working in the yard, openning the cabins, sealing decks, washing windows, mowing grass, cleaning out the barns, travelling to Iowa to pick up a new vehicle and soaking in all that sunshine and taking a leaf from brother John and "What I Saw Today."

I think sometimes the bus runs more frequently when the weather outside is frightful.

You can still ride the bus, albeit a shortened schedule, on Facebook.

An even more abbreviated route (140 characters) is "busplunge" on the twitter.