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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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Christmas Past, Present

Steinhoff Christmas 2014 12-25-2014Christmas 2014 was a low-key affair down here in Florida. Son Matt and family were in North Carolina with Sarah’s grandmother; Brother Mark and Robin were in Cape with Mother; Adam and his brood celebrated at their home, then came over in the afternoon to wear out the grandparents.

Neighbor / Class of ’66er Bill / Jacqie Jackson decided we have had enough turkey for the year, so he bought and roasted a 10-1/2 pound slab of dead cow for us to snack on. Moistest, most tender piece of meat I’ve had in a long time. (You can click on the photos to make them larger, but you might want to use caution if you are on a diet.)

Christmas stories from the past

P 2 Steinhoff Xmas 1969

Hutson’s Display

Town Crier Darryl Morgan 12-02-2011

North County Park

North County Park Christmas lights 12-03-2011

Looking for the perfect tree

Bean dip food drive

CHS canned food drive c Dec. 1964






2 comments to Christmas Past, Present

  • Anola Stowick

    Love Matt’s tree. Note the metallic tree in the ‘bean dip food drive’ pic. I had one in my first apartment, with all blue decorations. Thought it was sooooo cool. What was I thinking?

  • Terry Hopkins

    OOO…I am still recovering from Turkey, pie, cherry Chocolates, smoked pecans,Trader Joe’s liquor filled candies, and a full bore Publix Christmas dinner for 10, did I mention only 7 showed up? Well nothing left but scraps and the bathroom scale is groaning…so I guess I had better get started on getting ready for New Years Eve this year! Hope you all had a great day.

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