Category Archives: Country Grammar

The St. Louis Cousins’ last ride

It was always an exciting time for my sisters and me when our St. Louis Cousins came to visit. For though we were the country mice to their city mice, they were savage in a way we admired but could … Continue reading

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Flight of the grudge mule

Our mother had purchased the mule as a sort of fuck-you to our father. She and our next-door neighbor, Cindy, liked to go to the sale barn every Monday night to get away from kids and husbands for a few … Continue reading

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A dispatch from the homeland

The April 25 issue of The Prospect-News features two stand-alone photos showing conservation agents Darren Killian and Jason Langston dragging a dryer out of the Current River. According to the cutline, the conservation agents were offering a reward for information leading to the arrest … Continue reading

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Survival of the fittest

A story published in the Prospect-News recounts the adventures of brave Leroy Reddin, who killed a 63 inch timber rattlesnake during a hunting trip March 31. According to the P-N, the snake measured 10 inches in circumference and had 12 … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the homeland

These are real things that happen. 

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Law & Order

The following are excerpts, taken verbatim, from the Ripley County Sheriff’s Report and Doniphan Police Report, published in the April 11, 2012 issue of The Prospect-News. On April 2 a deputy was dispatched to Southeast Health Center of Ripley County … Continue reading

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A dispatch from the homeland

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A dispatch from the homeland

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A dispatch from the homeland

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Par-tay

I got an invitation to my 10-year high school reunion in the mail today. I knew the big day was coming up, but I didn’t know the official schedule of events until now. It looks like it will be a … Continue reading

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