Dear Heartland

Remember sitting around the dinner table as your parents shared their stories about growing up? Remember hearing all of the crazy shenanigans they got into, or simply what life was like back then? Well now it's your turn and this time we want to hear them too. This is your chance to walk down memory lane and share your stories  about life in southeast Missouri as KRCU embarks on our community project "Dear Heartland."

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Today’s Dear Heartland comes from Kate Howard and her dad Gary. When they’re together they’re like a well seasoned comedy duo that feeds off of each other's energy. But behind the laughs and jokes is a bond that got stronger with an unexpected change.

 

KRCU's community project Dear Heartland shares your stories about life in southeast Missouri.

 

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For the past couple of weeks we’ve been sharing your stories about life in southeast Missouri from our new community project Dear Heartland. Some of them have made us laugh, while others made us take a step back and think about the people who have had an influence in our lives. It goes to show that sometimes the person that influences us the most often shapes the way we live our everyday lives. This next Dear Heartland from Alex Jackson and his niece Breanna in Cape Girardeau does just that.

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There’s nothing like a good weekend at your grandparents house, especially if you come from a big family. But the bigger the family the more shenanigans there are to get into. That’s what it was like for Sikeston native Gary Howard as he tells his daughter Kate about the mischief he got into with his cousins at their grandparents home in Morehouse, Missouri.  

 

KRCU's community project Dear Heartland shares your stories about life in southeast Missouri.

 

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Imagine hearing your earliest moments through the eyes of someone else. Like the day you were born, special moments you spent together, and where life’s endless turns have taken you now. Our next Dear Heartland entry comes from Maryellen Boswell and her grandson Shane Seyer in Cape Girardeau.

KRCU's community project Dear Heartland shares your stories about life in southeast Missouri.

 

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Like most kids that hear stories about their parents wild childhood adventures they can seem a little over the top and hard to believe. And this story from Cape Girardeau Native Ramona Bailey and her daughter Peighton Robinson is no different. It’s a story about a fishing trip gone wrong--really wrong.

KRCU's community project Dear Heartland shares your stories about life in southeast Missouri.