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I love looking back at this time, when I landed a guided tour from one of the community's most colorful characters, Leo Cardetti, about his hometown of Rosati.
August 28th, 2018
Betty Thoenen salt 'n' pepper Imagine collecting more than a thousand salt and pepper shakers! Find out why Betty Theonen decided to have this group.
August 16th, 2018
Capt Jacks Train up your children to be good junkers, and your future will be filled with ... junking trips. Find out what Capt. Jacks and I found in antiques stores and flea markets in the Charlotte area.
August 5th, 2018
Sock monkey lady copyfeature This is one of my all-time favs. Who didn't have a sock monkey as a kid? Find out more about them and about this woman, who ran an adoption agency for them.
July 20th, 2018
Topaz Mill Such a fine day of discovery. We headed out with the BaseMap app in hand to discover a lovely lake, an old mill with a gushing spring and a one-of-a-kind country store.
July 17th, 2018
Vacuum cleaner museum The history of the vacuum is the history of humankind, sort of.
June 27th, 2018
Summerfield MO You'll probably scratch your head after you read how Hatchee Creek got its name!
June 18th, 2018
Soda Popp mom and farmhouse MO What kind of a woman names her kid Soda when his last name is Popp? Find out here.
April 25th, 2018
barb gigging meramec It was hard to stay upright on this trip, resulting in the most ooey, gooey mud bath ever.
July 16th, 2017
Debo McKinney otter Some things you cannot put out of your mind, even if you try. A trip to visit Debo McKinney at his hardware store in Houston, Mo., held more than I could have imagined.
February 26th, 2017
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