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Do you remember?

Frozen in time…
Those precious moments of yesteryear;
Laughter and even a few tears…
In a place called: Old Sedalia.
When we climbed on top of Sunshine Rock, fished
off of the old covered bridge on Flat Creek.
Played ball at the Coal-chute Diamond and Liberty Park?
Delivered newspapers for the Sedalia Democrat
and  the Kansas City Star?
There was: Johnnie, Dave, Don, Gibby, Chicken,
Jack-Lefty, Gene, Bones, Billy Jo and many others.
 With a nickel and a club card, you could go to the Fox,
 Liberty and Uptown Theaters on Saturday-afternoon’s
 featuring Hop-along Cassidy, Buck Jones, Tom Mix  or
the East-End Kids.
Five cent would get you an all-day suckers or a large Nehi Orange soda.
Those were the days and we thought they would never end;
but end they did…sixty-five years ago!

Oh! Where have they gone?
Like time itself…
gone with the wind!
Jackie R. Kays
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