Here's what you've been writing this week at MyMissourian.com, the arm of the Missourian dedicated to community members telling their own stories.
Have you ever seen a 20-foot banana split? Ever found the extraordinary in a place you go by every day? If so, the MyMissourian.com community has written stories this week that might strike your fancy.
Photos shared by Donna Misslin
"Ridgeway Elementary School held an event they call Reading Under the Stars on Friday night. Twinkling lights were hung from the ceiling in the gym, and students were invited to come in pajamas and bring their sleeping bags."
Shared by Judy Frost
"The split was served from a 20-foot gutter layered with six pans of brownies, eight large bunches of bananas, 16 gallons of Neapolitan ice cream, whipped cream, cherries and sauces and nuts."
Shared by Robin Anderson
"It started with a thought: gather a group of talented actors and musicians to perform musical theater and jazz solos. What better way to make and share music with the people of Columbia?"
Shared by John Hall
"On today’s jaunt, an item in the cemetery struck my eye. It must have been there for many years, but on this day it caught my attention. It was a weathered cement likeness of a guitar, and from the seat of the truck I saw what appeared to be a picture on it."
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