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Williamsburg Villager September 2020

Williamsburg Villager September 2020

Williamsburg Villager September 2020


By David Crane

Again, my apologies for being late.  This year has been a crazy one, and at this time all of our vendors seem to finally be shipping products and we have been busy switching the store over to Fall 2020 clothing.

We took Trask up for his senior year in college at the University of Wisconsin.  They are doing a blend of in person and online classes this year. This semester all of his classes will be online, the joy of being a Computer Engineer!  He has been offered a full time position with Collins Aerospace at graduation already and he is finalizing his decision in the coming months.

Mason has been busy with soccer season, with a scare at the end of July with a player testing positive with Covid-19.  Fulton Public Schools have been busy with their Return to Learn plans that at this point has kept positive cases low.  They are tracking positive and quarantines on their website.  Transparency by our public leaders is always appreciated.

At the store, as I said, Fall is filling up the store with great new products.  At the museum we are plugging along.  Thank the staff in both buildings for putting up with the mask requirements that keep them and our customers safer.  None of us wants anyone getting sick!  Don’t forget to send Ivan a message!! 

Fish Fry in Williamsburg

The Williamsburg Community Center will host a fish fry on Saturday, September 26th from 5 to 7pm at the center. The suggested donation will be $10.00, children under 12 and under are free. Bring a salad or dessert and join in. Our center is beginning to show its age and is need of repairs. All proceeds from the fish fry will be used for these repairs.

Ivan’s Insights

Nothing but Cyclones

By Lance Corporal Ivan G. Roesner, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division

A storm is coming. Again. A typhoon teased us at the beginning of summer but veered off a couple of days before hitting. Last week there was a tropical depression that missed the island of Okinawa by a couple hundred miles, which is quite a distance but was very close considering how small the island was compared to the storm. This week, a typhoon has Okinawa dead in its tracks. It is inevitable and exciting. We did our preparations, making sure everything is secured to prevent everything from being blown away. Now it’s a waiting game. The previous storm missed but we still got some heavy rain and strong winds. It gave me a good sample of an actual typhoon hitting.

Williamsburg Villager September 2020

But we’re not the only ones. The southern coast got a good hit from hurricane Laura. But wait there’s more! Hurricane Marco also decided to visit the coast. I never thought I would see two intense storms hitting in the same area at almost the same time. Hopefully, everyone affected will be able to recover as quickly as possible. Nature is definitely a force to be reckoned with.

I would love to hear some of the questions from the readers of the Williamsburg Villager. If you have a question about the weather, the people, food, culture, or overall experience of Okinawa, please get in touch with me via email. I will answer questions to the best of my knowledge and as soon as possible!


Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

by Mary Belle Starkey

  • 2 ½ cups rhubarb cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 ½ cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 ¼ cups of sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

Mix all ingredients together and put into a 9 inch pie crust. Dot with butter, add top crust with slits cut into it.

Bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes.

Williamsburg Villager September 2020

The Williamsburg Villager is provided by Crane's Museum and Shoppes. Please submit any announcements to David Crane at Crane's Country Store located next door to the museum by the 15th of each month to ensure publication.

Annual subscriptions are available for a $12.00 donation to the museum.

Crane's Museum & Shoppes

10665 Old US Hwy 40

Williamsburg, MO 63388


Crane's Museum is a Regional History Museum located in Williamsburg MO. We invite visitors of all ages to enjoy a step back in time. Enjoy breakfast or lunch in Marlene's Restaurant, shop for gifts at Town House Treasures, or get ready for any season at Crane's country Store's Clearance and Closeout Shop.

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