A Country Jungle Gym

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September 25, 1966 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill. Well, actually from Holly County. It’s Sunday and I’m spending the day out on Miss Sally’s farm. It’s great out here on the farm. Quiet. Nobody fussing about anything. Miss Sally said she needed to take a nap and I’d have to entertain myself. I think she just said that because …

Miss Sally’s Reasons for Thanksgiving

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November 23, 1966 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky on the day before Thanksgiving. Don’t you just love Thanksgiving? I do. And it’s going to be especially good this year because everybody’s coming to Miss Sally’s for dinner. Miss Sally is the best cook ever. People nearly come to blows over the last pieces of her pies at church …

Did You Ever Buy a Box of Baby Chicks?

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March 1, 1966 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. I’m out in Holly County today reporting from Miss Sally’s farm. To be exact, and Dad says a good reporter should be exact, I’m reporting from Miss Sally’s chicken house. Baby chicks are cheeping all around me. Miss Sally just got one hundred baby chickens in a box at the …

What Would You Do with Lamb’s Ear?

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October 20, 1965 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. Well, actually this weekend I’ve been out visiting Miss Sally on the farm. It’s been great October weather. The sun has been shining and the trees are gorgeous. I’m hoping it won’t rain for a week so the leaves won’t fall off. It’s always sort of sad when the leaves …

Have you ever picked blackberries over in the field?

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July 21, 1965 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Holly County. Guess what I did last weekend? Right. Went blackberry picking on Miss Sally’s farm. She thought it would be too late to find any, but they must have been waiting for the rain and so had to wait a little longer to get ripe. Miss Sally said she’d teach me …

Meet Cassidy from Orchard of Hope

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October 8, 1964 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Hollyhill, Kentucky. I’m sorry to be late reporting, but I had a whole page of sentences to diagram. Plus two pages of Algebra and I had to draw a picture of a flower showing all the parts, stamens or pistils or something like that. Mrs. Boggs, she teaches science, is a flower …

Miss Sally’s Old-Fashioned Ways of Predicting the Weather

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September 23, 1964 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Holly County. We were at Miss Sally’s house on Sunday. You remember her, don’t you? She was the one who took those chickens I won and then let me visit them. She lives out in the country close to Dad’s church. Everybody loves Miss Sally. And everybody listens when she talks. Even …

The Preacher for Sunday Dinner

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April 19, 1964 Jocie Brooke here reporting from Holly County. I’m out at Miss Sally’s farm again. I love it when it’s our turn to eat at their house on Sundays. You see, the church people take turns having the preacher on Sundays. They have a sign-up sheet and everything. Of course, some people sign up more than other people …