As administrator of the Growing Up St. Louis Facebook Group. I’ve found hundreds of pictures of kids from St. Louis. Other members have added an untold number. I hope you’ve enjoyed them. If you have, I think you’ll also enjoy my book Growing Up St. Louis: Looking Back Through the Decades. It contains childhood stories of more than 100 St. Louisans from all different ways of life. These stories of Gateway City residents born from 1907 to 2008 offer a different look at history, from the eyes of kids. I’ll talk about the book on Zoom at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5. To watch, go to the upcoming events section of the Kirkwood Historical Society Facebook page. To buy the book, go to jimmerkelthewriter.com. I’ll see you Monday, for a different look at growing up in our town.
Published by Jim Merkel
Reedy Press published four of my books, Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, 2010; Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans, 2012; The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and the Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch; and the Second Edition of Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, 2014. They're available in bookstores and online. For an autographed copy, send a check for $21.50 made out to Jim Merkel, to Jim Merkel, 4216 Osceola St., St. Louis, MO 63116. View more posts