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Cape man shares life's funny stories through new book

Sunday, September 12, 2010

SIKESTON -- A Cape Girardeau man's debut book is a collection of funny stories gathered over a lifetime in Southeast Missouri.

"The Gordonville Grove: Stories of Tombstones, Tambourines & Tammany Hall" by Jerry Ford was released Sept. 3 by Copperdome Press, an imprint of the Southeast Missouri State University Press.

Those looking to pick up a copy can do so right here in Sikeston at his next book signing event scheduled from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Sikeston Depot.

Ford is also scheduled to speak during a Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society public meeting set for 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Riverside Regional Library in Benton.

"It's stories of three of the areas of my life -- mortician, musician and politician," said Ford. "Most of them have a punchline that comes out of left field."

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