“Skilley ” is a Cherokee word that means, roughly something frightening in the woods. In the summer of 1977 between my 13th birthday and the beginning of school, I had my first real chance at an interact with a Skilley – a Bigfoot. The experience was ruined for me by the local newspaper editor, Sam Love, who was a Bigfoot Killjoy…and the original sighting turned out to be a hoax. But there are some that believe the creature does lurk in the woods around my hometown. List here for more!
What Cheese steak is to Philadelphia, Spaghetti Red is to Joplin, the City’s gift to the culinary world. The dish, a distinctive mash-up of chili and spaghetti, originated at Fred and Grover’s place, later to become Fred and Red’s, now a landmark and an institution in the Missouri Ozarks. Join me as I visit with an old friend over a plate of Spaghetti Red and hear about what he learned about the lunch counter from his Grandmother, one of the “ladies in white.”