Last Day of School

HoC - So, it’s the last day of school. “I thought it was interesting that you texted me that, because I've been bawling all day. I sent a video to my friends when I was mowing, and I did a Snapchat filter and it did a silly voice and I said, ‘Mowin’ and cryin’, mowin’ …

The Ringmaster

"These are my monkeys. This is my circus. "Being a mother is amazing, it’s exhausting, it’s full of trial and error and hoping you don’t screw somebody up for the rest of their life. No pressure! But overall, at the end of the day, it’s just pretty amazing that I have two big-hearted kids, you …

Bamboozled

“When we moved in, there was bamboo for the length of our fence, and it was 4’ deep. We wanted to put up a fence, so we cleared out a bunch of it. Look at the ground. You can see how far it came out. If I let it go, it would probably take over …

Masked Men

“It started from a healthcare provider in town that knew I had a printer and reached out to me. He said he’d started printing some mask files, ‘but if you print a few for me, I’ll send you the files. It’d be really great if you’d help me out, because I’m going to start supplying …

Class of 2020

“I guess I’m okay. The only thing that makes me upset is that I didn’t get to really say goodbye to my friends, and a lot of them I’m probably never going to see again because I'm a senior and I'm leaving. Most of my friends I’ve been able to keep in touch with, but …

Digitally Organic

“I feel like once the [Stay at Home Order] was ‘forced’ upon us, I thought, ‘This is nice, not to have to run off to go somewhere or do something.’ Part of me was not wanting to see what musicians were doing. I was just kind of okay being away from it, but then I …

Book Worm

“I have lived in the Cape Girardeau area my entire life. I'm originally from Scott City, and I’ve lived here in Cape and Jackson for the last 40 years. “Our family opened the original version of this bookstore in 1977. This here is a new location. After my dad died in 1993, I bought the …

A Clean Slate

“I’m originally from up around Chicago. My sister’s living up here somewhere; I don’t talk to her that much. She’s hooked on crack and a couple other things, and I just kind of stay away from her. She’s kinda burned her bridges too much for me. Can’t get her to go get help, she don’t …

Passing Lessons

“I have two jobs. I’m a club trainer in Cape Girardeau for Southeast Missouri Soccer Club and I've been the director of coaching since the time I got here, since they wanted to start a club with a professional coach. I'm also an associate head coach with my wife at the University where we coach …