Benton High School
A stop by Oakdale Cemetery
Bea Skinner is mentioned here.
Dad’s brother, Jerry.
Grandma and Grandpa Skinner
Sammy being a ham.
This is where Dad grew up.
Across the street is the land, down to the green field, where Grandpa Joe had his farm (ignore the house).
I believe Dad said Commerce has shrunk considerably.
I think this was the school.
This was City Hall
When Grandpa Joe had to quit farming, this was his grocery store.
I think Dad said this was the barber shop and fueling station
Our driving tour buddies.
This picture shames us a bit. It’s the first McDonald’s my dad went to, located in Cape Girardeau, and I think he was 16. Just imagine if we could all stave off the Golden Arches until 16!
Cape at night.
There were awesome portraits on the Mississippi River wall.
And, we’ll finish like we started – with CUTE Elijah, sitting on the bus to the airport, like the sweet little man he is.
This tour was a bit long, and probably of little interest outside the family. But what a fun time we had celebrating the birth of our beloved and rowdy aunt, and what a cool chunk of family history!