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
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
The History of Santa Claus
In the beginning Santa Claus was known as Saint Nicholas. Nicholas was a monk in the early 4th century. He was known to make toys for the children as well as protect the children and sailors. Continue reading The Williamsburg Villager Dec. 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
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
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
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
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
Dear Villagers and friends, I usually compose what we use on our front page, but this article by Mona Vance tells all of us about the important things in our lives… read on and enjoy.
Continue reading The Williamsburg Villager June, 2015
When Jane McClellan came back in March to be the honored guest of the Kingdom Supper she represented a long list of her family to be honored and associated with the supper. In this issue of the Villager I’d like to bring to the attention of the villagers how many Williamsburg folks have been honored by their peers by the Kingdom Supper.
Continue reading The Williamsburg Villager May, 2015