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The Williamsburg Villager Mar, 2016

M.U. Girls Basketball

Many of you know the M.U. girls basketball team has done quite well this basketball season.

The regular season is about over at this time and they have won over 20 games. The Cunningham girls, Lindsey and Sophie’s grandparents live on the western edge of the Prairie. Continue reading The Williamsburg Villager Mar, 2016

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Williamsburg Villager Feb, 2016

THE BOONE’S LICK ROAD IN WILLIAMSBURG

If St. Louis was the Gateway to the West, then the Boone’s Lick Road was the way to get there.

Williamsburg’s Main Street is The Boone’s Lick Road.

Trails like the well-known Oregon Trail and Santa Fe Trail are National Historic Trails. Continue reading Williamsburg Villager Feb, 2016

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The Williamsburg Villager Jan, 2016

In Memory of Our Marlene

Our village lost a sweet lady, Marlene Crane, on December 4th. As many of you know she had been hospitalized with pneumonia in early November.

Marlene was born on February 28, 1931, in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the daughter of Harry and Pauline (Underwood) King. Continue reading The Williamsburg Villager Jan, 2016

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The Williamsburg Villager Nov. 2015

The Williamsburg Villager Nov. 2015

Villager Inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians

To many of us “old timers” Ted Jones was a farm owner, a neighbor, a businessman who commuted many miles daily between here and his office in St. Louis, but mostly he was a friend. Continue reading The Williamsburg Villager Nov. 2015

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The Williamsburg Villager Oct. 2015

Grandchildren — God’s Gift to Grandparents!

Grandchildren are the most anticipated arrivals in the older generations’ lives. We hint, we cajole. Yes, we even push our own children about when we can expect these little blessings from above. Then, a grandchild is on the way. Continue reading The Williamsburg Villager Oct. 2015

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The Williamsburg Villager September, 2015

Alzheimer’s… As Population Ages, a Growing Problem

How often have we heard older people say, “I don’t mind getting old, if I still have my mind.”? It is a worry for all of us over the age of 60. Just the other day, I said to A.J., “We aren’t as busy today as we were last Saturday are we?”

Continue reading The Williamsburg Villager September, 2015

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The Williamsburg Villager Aug, 2015

One Hamburger, French Fries and a Drink

When you get older, your appetite is not what it used to be and sometimes neither is your budget. Here is a story pretty true to life for Joe and me. When we go to McDonald’s, we often share an order of ten chicken nuggets, fries and a drink. Read on:  Continue reading The Williamsburg Villager Aug, 2015

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The Williamsburg Villager July, 2015

On Competency Testing… Are You Ready?

There was an article in the newspaper the other day with a headline that read, “Aging MD’s Favor Early Competency Testing”. That piqued my interest right away. It seems that doctors are urging adult children to check on their aging parents to see if they are losing any of their faculties. If some loss is noticed, it is time to have parents tested.  Continue reading The Williamsburg Villager July, 2015