Letters Group #-04-
Letter #-04-
published in the 1980s
by Edna Drexler


After my aunt, Ruth Komis, died in the fall of 2002, I found that she had collected and pasted so now very faded news clippings from the The Jimplicute, Scott City, MO, and pasted them on pages which she was keeping writings of her mother, Edna Drexler.
These documents are very difficult to read because they are so faded.
However, I have been retyping them into documents and making them available to other family members by posting them on this Internet page.
Many include memories from the very early 1900s of Scott City.
Submitted by Donald L Williams Poster-#-25-



Letter #-01- published in the 1980s by Edna Drexler

  • Thursday, April 1, 1982

    A Scott City Resident

     

    Letter to the Editor

    The Jimplicute, Scott City, MO 63754

     

    Dear Editor,

     

    I would like to share with your readers an experience I had a long time ago. It happened at Easter time at the little Macedonia Church on the Commerce Road.

    It was a memorable Easter for a group of young people who attended Sunday School and church at the Macedonia Church back in the days of the year 1903 or 1904. We had a basket dinner on the banks of the Mississippi River.

    Twice a month a visiting minister came to the Macedonia Church to preach. It was a good time for the people of the Macedonia community when church was held. Large crowds of friends and neighbors came to enjoy visiting each other and to hear the sermon. There was Sunday School and many young people came to the class.

    This particular Sunday, Easter Sunday, was especially important. The minister gave a fine sermon and everyone enjoyed the music recital. However, the joy among the young people was the big picnic trip to Graysboro. Everyone was talking about the new time and the big railroad bridge just completed over the Mississippi River.

    There were two wagons ready to take the young people and the basket dinner to the picnic spot. The wagon 1 Edna Williams road in had the following people: Jim Greer, Sid Rochelle, Charles Baldridge. Others were Maggie Baldridge, Julia Spradling, Grace Spradling, Belle Matthews, and Lois Williams. It was a joyful trip. It was on Easter I could not forget.

    Years have gone by and few of the person who took that trip are alive today. Perhaps some of the families living in the old Macedonia community remember other events that took place at that church.

     

    Yours Sincerely,

    Edna Drexler



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