Jack Miller

Jack Miller’s Mid-Missouri Memories – Walking and Talking
Jack Miller’s Mid-Missouri Memories – Walking and Talking
One day not long ago, as I was driving through Sedalia, I saw three young boys walking along the street laughing and playing. It reminded me of my days as a boy on the east side of Sedalia, walking the same streets with my friends. Sometime we would just walk and talk about things like our favorite movie, or hero or some other thing that had caught our interest since our last walk and talk. Someti
Jack Miller’s Mid-Missouri Memories: My Time As a Superhero
Jack Miller’s Mid-Missouri Memories: My Time As a Superhero
As a boy, I went through a hero worship stage just like all children do. I wanted to be a fireman every time I saw that big fire engine go by, and I wanted to be a policeman when a black and white passed the house with its siren screaming. I also pictured myself as a Cowboy with the big hat, or an Indian galloping after a buffalo herd as I watched them streak across the movie screen. But I also wa
Jack’s Mid-Missouri Memories: Little Things Grandmas Do
Jack’s Mid-Missouri Memories: Little Things Grandmas Do
As we approach another holiday season, I can’t help but think of my late grandmother Wickliffe. I think that's because like grandma, my wife Marlene is busy this time of the year making memories with our grandchildren in her kitchen the way my grandma did, especially during the Holidays. Like my grandma, Marlene does all the little things with our grandchildren that will make them remember her as
Jack’s Mid-Missouri Memories: October, My Favorite Month
Jack’s Mid-Missouri Memories: October, My Favorite Month
It may be because I was born in October, or that I joined the Navy in October, or the fact that mosquitoes no longer buzz around my head in October, or it could be that I wrote this piece in October, and the day was so perfect I can't imagine wanting to go past it.  I think October is the month when the earth makes an almost audible sigh in Missouri, and says, "Now I can rest for a while.&quo

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