Letters Group #-05-
Letter #-03-
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, September 1, 1983

    To the Editor

    The Jimplicute, Scott City, MO 63754

     

    Dear Editor,

    When I was ten years old, I took my pencils and papers and went to sit under the shade of a big cherry tree to write stories and poems. The cherry tree was located in a quiet spot behind our barn in the middle of the field. It was there I began doing what I wanted to do more than anything else in my life write.

    My interest was great in reading stories but I cared little for the fiction kind; the real life stories were my favorites. Reading was fun, but I wanted to write my own stories. The stories of early history in Scott County was more interesting to me. It was under the cool shade of the cherry tree that I began writing these stories.

    One day I decided to send a story to the county newspaper, The Scott Democrat. As a result, I began writing a series of stories which appeared in the paper. My mother was very interested in what I was doing and could hardly wait for each paper to see what I had written. My uncle commented that I was pretty young to be writing for a paper, but said he liked what I had written. He especially liked a poem.

    Years afterward when I was married, my interest was still in writing about Scott County. I wrote stories for the Scott Democrat. Finally, I reached the end of my stories, and Mr. Alden Pinney, the editor of the newspaper, asked why I had not sent any more stories. I had to say that everything had been told up to date and I would wait until something else happened.

    Sincerely,

    Edna Drexler



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