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Cape Central High Photos

Ken Steinhoff, Cape Girardeau Central High School Class of 1965, was a photographer for The Tiger and The Girardot, and was on the staff of The Capaha Arrow and The Sagamore at Southeast Missouri State University. He worked as a photographer / reporter (among other things) at The Jackson Pioneer and The Southeast Missourian.

Come here to see photos and read stories (mostly true) about coming of age in Southeast Missouri in the 1960s.

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Ducking the Question

Geese at Shadow Rest Ministeries 04-29-2014After being taken to task for calling some web-footed honkers “ducks” the other day, I’m going to hedge my bets and say that I was just a little bit out of position when I shot these water fowl headed to a pond.

I saw them climbing up an embankment, but they were badly backlit. By the time they got into a little bit better angle, they were just about to disappear over the top. I barely had time to pop off a couple not-too-sharp frames.

You can click on the photo to make it larger, but that’ll just make it fuzzier.

“We got us a convoy”

Geese at Shadow Rest Ministeries 04-29-2014Looks like a good place to go back to 1976 and C.W. McCall:

Ah, breaker one-nine, this here’s the Rubber Duck. You gotta copy on me, Pig Pen, c’mon? Ah, yeah, 10-4, Pig Pen, fer shure, fer shure. By golly, it’s clean clear to Flag Town, c’mon. Yeah, that’s a big 10-4 there, Pig Pen, yeah, we definitely got the front door, good buddy. Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy.

7 comments to Ducking the Question

  • Terry Hopkins

    Nice shots of the ducks or geese maybe, who knows. I guess I should read the helpful links you put in to your posts at times and then I would know the difference. I had not thought of C W McCall for years. Everyone knew that song and sang it by heart and with heart when riding, during a certain time in our lives. Even today when I drive long distance the words sneak into my mind, which usually means it is time to stop for a nap.

  • Dennis Hente (1962)

    Ken, your “ducks” are actually geese. [Canada geese]

  • Laura

    Ah, the CB Radio craze. Hard to believe it was nearly 40 years ago when we were saying things like “Got yer ears on?” and “What’s yer handle?”. Anyone who had a ‘base unit’ thought they were sooooo hi-tech. And we wondered “What on earth will they think of next? A computer (which at that time was a huge monstrosity that took up an entire room) in every home? A phone that takes photos?” HA!

  • Terry Hopkins

    My handle was “Cabana Boy”…just add a little to the conversation.

  • Margi Whitright

    We were living in Florida then and Jerry’s handle was Missouri Mule.

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