ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Living In Missouri

Updated on September 13, 2013

Living The Missouri Life

Hi ya yes indeed I do live in the state of missouri born and raised here along with my seven brothers & sisters as the song goes we were poor but we had fun. We injoyed growing up here in the south a place called the bootheel of missouri. The surrounding land is mostly flatland with the hills being north of where we live. And this is the school I attended when I was very young along with my brothers & sisters. It was named the Hickerson School one classroom one teacher, and about 30 kids which walked to school every day. Some would walk from about 3 miles other shorter distances. Our one teacher made sure we got the best education she could deliver. And did you know that some of my class mates went on to Mo State College located up north of our area in Springfield Missouri to obtain a better education to start their careers. Our little one room country school was loved so much from everyone around our community that it was moved to its new location, it sits now right near down town new madrid missouri and has become a place in history for all that attended this small school.

2011 Flood
2011 Flood

Our Schools Location

East Of New Madrid Township

Yes our little school was located east of new madrid along side of the large levy that held the mississippi flood waters back to prevent flooding of our school and the surrounding homes. We had several mishaps with flooding when we attended thIS small country school in the 1960s water reached the floor of our house which set 13ft at the front of our house and about 16ft at the rear of our house off the ground. But our school teachers house was built flat on the ground and the water reached the ceiling in her home. One day after the water receaded all the students helped to clean her house from the mud and stinch that came along with being flooded by the Big Muddy Mississippi River. Those were some of the good old days we injoyed living in the bootheel of missouri.

Chevy - I like old cars and antiques chevy driven in missouri

Chevy is my favorite old car for restoration finding parts for old cars can be daunting but with the online help from ebay most car parts can be located doing a search on ebay google yahoo etc.

As americans we love to relax ! - We also like to bragg about it !

When I find something I Iike, I also like to recommend it ! I like reading good books listening to good music and watching good shows on the television that the american public like to watch like harry potter and more.

Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection
Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection

I like having the complete collection!

 
Harry Potter Complete Book Series Special Edition Boxed Set by J.K. Rowling NEW!
Harry Potter Complete Book Series Special Edition Boxed Set by J.K. Rowling NEW!

Folks theres nothing like having the special edition of the paperback box set

 
Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection [Blu-ray]
Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection [Blu-ray]

What's Better Then Blu-ray collection nothing I could find

 

New Photo Gallery - Some of my pics taken in missouri and other places around the world

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Storm BrewingAfter the stormWhere the corp of engineers blew the levey and flooded homes to protect many other homesState of missouri state flower the white hawthorn beacame the official state flower in 1923Our State Bird The Blue BirdHere is the St Louis Arch
Storm Brewing
Storm Brewing
After the storm
After the storm
Where the corp of engineers blew the levey and flooded homes to protect many other homes
Where the corp of engineers blew the levey and flooded homes to protect many other homes
State of missouri state flower the white hawthorn beacame the official state flower in 1923
State of missouri state flower the white hawthorn beacame the official state flower in 1923
Our State Bird The Blue Bird
Our State Bird The Blue Bird
Here is the St Louis Arch
Here is the St Louis Arch
Missouri River
Missouri River

Missouri People

Missouri Saying

The people of missouri are proud people we work hard and live life to the fullest we injoy fishing hunting and just plain old having fun. We injoy family life you know visiting family members and freinds scattered abroad across this great state. We did not always have it easy some still don't i came from a working family where we made our living by picking cotton chopping weeds from the crops hard work from daylite to dark slept hard and back to work the next day. Yes in my day times were hard but as i look back on it i think we were blessed, their is one thing i remember well we had great parents they would deliver on their promises to make sure things got done in a timely matter. We listened to our parents and teachers we strived for an education to better ourselves to go out in the world better prepared. Even though after being raised in this fashion we at first did not beleive in all we heard for reasons we had been taught being from missouri someone would make a suggestion about something that we had never heard of ! We said show me and because we would say these words we bacame the ShowMe State

I am proud of it, I lived here all my life would not change it for the rest of the world not saying people from other countries shouldn't be proud of their country but I like mine best. If you live in the state of missouri or another state I would love to hear about it and your comment. I also would add that we have a great team in our state their called the missouri tigers. If you have a favorite team of your state let us know. Smokey

American Living In The States - If your proud to be American living in the good old USA Be Proud

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • smokeyjoe409 profile image
      Author

      smokeyjoe409 4 years ago

      @SusanDeppner: Hi their thanks for your visiting my lens living in missouri and you have great lenses. thanks again Smokey

       

    • smokeyjoe409 profile image
      Author

      smokeyjoe409 4 years ago

      @SusanDeppner: Hi There thanks for your comment.

    • SusanDeppner profile image

      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Hello from your neighbor to the south (Arkansas)! Go Razorbacks!