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Gentle readers, as promised in part 1 of the Thomas Rueschhoff story, I told you I wanted to write a little about the history of Immaculate Conception Church. I will mostly draw from a digital presentation that was made for the 150th anniversary of IC. I received it via email from Sarah Peper. (I presume it was also printed in pamphlet form.)
Gentle readers, I talk to strangers on the phone…even for hours. Sometimes, they tell me their life story without even asking me for one morsel of my own history in return. Kinda strange I guess, but probably just as well. Somehow, it feels normal.
Gentle readers, I continue to write again about my January 14, 2023, conversation with Walter Kamphoefner, professor of history at Texas A&M. We left off talking about Mizzou back in the day. (Remember, anything in parentheses is my addition.)
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Gentle readers, when first I began to write…about you and me…I often received feedback from people like…me and you. Your response was a great payback, but I guess the novelty of stories coming from ye olde, taciturn, towne painter wore off, and the responses dwindled to nearly none. That’s okay. Like Gillian Welch, I’m gonna do it anyway, even if it doesn’t pay.