Jo’s Jottings: Bruce Taylor shares experience in segregated Louisiana

By JoEllen Dale

At a regular meeting of the Richmond Kiwanis Club Tuesday, July 8, the program was given by Bruce Taylor on his memories of growing up in Louisiana when segregation was the order of the day.  It was very interesting to me as I have similar memories having grown up in the state of Georgia. He then answered questions from the audience.  Well done, Bruce.
Seeing the parking lot full at the golf club Wednesday, I stopped in to see if anything newsworthy was going on.  It was a one day tournament by the Soybean Association with 27 four- person teams from the MO-KS district.  From the conversation in the club house I surmised that everyone was having a good time. It was a perfect day for golf.
Friday I was happy to have a visit from my son, Chuck.  As usual he could only stay a short time, but we had lunch at the 19th Hole, where he saw many friends and former classmates. The course looks beautiful and it makes me wish that I could still do what I called playing golf.
Saturday as I drove by the golf course I saw a big crowd again, and as I am always looking for news I stopped in.  It was a group called OBNOXUS from Paradise Lake near Smithville just out for a day of golf, not a tournament per se.  I also visited with my friend Jean Davault, who was there with her son Paul, daughter Mary and granddaughterHannah.

For the complete story, see the July 17 print edition of the Richmond News.

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