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  • By Doris Noah
    Halloween evening was a bit cool for the little princesses, goblins and witches but the doorbell started ringing announcing the trick or treaters right on schedule.  Here at our house a block off the main road we only had 56 this year.
    D. J. Anders was carrying his little daughter who is about a year and a half years old. She was our smallest one.  Once I opened the door and there stood five big boys with scary faces and chain saws in their hands.  I sure was quick to get these tough customers a treat.  (They laughed at my “fright” for of course I knew every one of them.)
    My friend said she hated to get up out of her chair so many times and by golly it is the truth.  No matter for this one evening a year we enjoy these guests at our front door.
    Tiffany and Jordan Williams of Paola, Kan. were guests of honor at a baby shower for their son, who will arrive soon.  Friends of the United Methodist Church were hostesses for the “Forest Friends” theme shower.  Fall color with small woodland creatures decorated the tables and serving table.  The highlight of the afternoon was a handmade cradle designed by the child’s uncle, Ben Williams, of Macon and built by the Borron family with the Great Grandfather’s tools.  Grandparents Keith and Nancy Williams, Great Grandparents, Barney and Sue Borron, Great Aunt and Uncle Lori Borron Davis and Robert Davis had made the family heirloom.  The gifts included an heirloom quilt made by Clarice Borron and used by both Nancy and Lori.
    The little boy’s nursery will include the Oren Williams heirloom chest, which has been passed through generations to the first son.  Great Grandmothers Marilyn Williams and Sue Borron were present.
    Hostesses were Karen Arnold, Donna Switzer, Lori Davis and Carole Kinnison with Holly Switzer, Belinda Coe, Faye Johnson and Thelma Jones assisting.
    Wayne “Barney” and Sue Borron are all moved in now and ready for winter.  The couple bought the home previously occupied by Richard and Nancy Casady on the corner of East Second and Poplar Streets.  The Borrons had lived on their farm south of New Boston for many years and now they will have to get used to city living.  Welcome to town Barney and Sue.
    Two calls this week came from people wanting Bucklin and New Boston History Books.  This appeal has been made in the past and books have come so here it is again.  If you have the Bucklin History book compiled by the Civic Club in 1966 or the New Boston History book you no longer want please call 660 695-3600.
    Page 2 of 2 - WHY OH WHY?
    Why do banks charge us a fee on ‘insufficient funds’ when they know there is not enough money in our account?
    Why doesn’t glue stick to the bottle?
    Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?
    How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?
    This has nothing to do with Bucklin you realize; just a few mysteries that came to my attention and need to be shared.
    A friend, P. Coram, from Marceline shared a bit of our town’s history with me and I am going to pass it along to you a bite at a time.  The first structures in Bucklin were the railroad shanties.  Noah Carter operated the first store.  F. A. Davenport, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Davenport, was the first male child born in Bucklin, his birth occurring in December of 1855.  Saran, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Austin, was the first girl baby born in the town of Bucklin.
     Do you have an item for the Bucklin Bits?  If you do please call 660 695-3600, email dnoah112@gmail.com or feel free to come by our house with your news anytime.  Every item is welcome and just what it takes to make the news newsy.

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