This July 4th holiday is the 100th anniversary of the day the Missouri River abandoned Camden, MO overnight to the astonishment of its residents. Our Scott Quick contributed an illustration to the Richmond News, the Voice of Ray County since 1914, for its July 2, 2015 issue. You may view the illustration that appeared on the front page: here!
While I didn’t post a holiday greeting with, say, Ridley as Scrooge or Ray as an elf, I thought I would post a special surprise I received over the holiday this year. From the endlessly talented hands of my sister-in-law Maria, came figures of Ray and Cholly complete with Camden Bottoms packaging. My mother-in-law Frida made Ray’s shirt and the box copy was artfully designed and executed by my brother-in-law John. Believe me, it was an “all hands on deck” effort from my wife’s family and I was thrilled to get it! Thanks Maria, Frida and John!! It looks like it’s only a matter of time before I’m shopping these around China for the best price on mass production.