Life in the Edge: “God Bless the USA”

I’m slow on my reporting this week because I have to search for wifi. Typically, I’m happy to disconnect. But when you just started blogging, it’s nice to have access to the world beyond Edgerton. Anyway, if you recall, the Round Table is the sacred table at Harmer’s Café where the locals sit and BS.Continue reading “Life in the Edge: “God Bless the USA””

Life in the Edge: “Big Son-of-a-Gun”

In elementary school I was a head higher than the girls in my class and most of the boys. I hated being too tall. I didn’t feel that way around my best friend’s dad though. “How you doin’ you big son-of-gun?” he’d ask. I’d straighten up and answer, “Just fine, you big son-of-a-gun.” I feltContinue reading “Life in the Edge: “Big Son-of-a-Gun””

Life in the Edge: “The Boil Order”

Edgerton was under a boil order when I arrived. A couple water pipes broke after the heavy rains, but they couldn’t be fixed until the water subsided. Until then, everyone was ordered to boil their bacteria. I chose not to drink the water, boiled or not. The boil order was a topic of discussion whenContinue reading “Life in the Edge: “The Boil Order””

Life in the Edge: a glimpse into my hometown, Edgerton, MO

According to the Welcome Brochure published by the Chamber of Commerce,           “the first plat of Edgerton was filed for record on May 29, 1871.” Swain & Mason erected the first store building. Hood Wilkerson operated the first hotel located on Frank Street. And in 1883, Colonel J.C. Nesbitt published Edgerton’sContinue reading “Life in the Edge: a glimpse into my hometown, Edgerton, MO”

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