Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Different Day

For several days the garage door would not open more than half way. Today it worked.

The van has been parked outside for several days and when I tried to start it, the battery was dead.

Great help from our tow insurance company after I finally got their phone number from our other car insurance company (!)  I called two folks who tried to look it up for me and it was not in the phone book. Where ARE those membership cards? I only had to wait about half an hour after they told me it would be within an hour. Good news because it was chilly in that van.

We do have a self-contained jumper unit but it was at home in the garage on the work bench. Mr. L. says I couldn't have lifted it anyway.
During all this calling, I got the warning my phone battery was low. Luckily it remained operative until I got home.

I hope tomorrow is a little calmer.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

What a Difference a Day Makes


I found two hard workers who shoveled our driveway yesterday.
Later it was warm enough to melt a bit but they had to
pound the ice to clear it.
This morning we had another thin layer of snow which
the forecast said, "Partly cloudy" for overnight.
I hope it melts today!
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

School / Cafe at Smolan, KS

This school In Smolan, KS, has morphed into a restaurant in the gym.
Lots of fun eating in a both after loading our plates with barbecue
and all kinds of delicious sides! 
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Monday, February 25, 2013

Warkentine Mill at Newton, KS

This lovely old building was saved from the wrecking ball
by a few citizens in Newton.
It houses a unique restaurant. We haven't been there in a long time.
The last visit was outstanding! 
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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Morse Hall and Silent Joe at KSTC, Emporia, KS

Posted by PicasaMorse Hall was the women's dorm in 1951. At that time they began an addition
to the south - an addition which was ultra-modern in style and did not
match the original at all.
I always thought they should have replicated the original.
The construction dislocated several women, one of which was
Luz Alvarado of Guatemala. She moved in with my roommate
and me. Bunk beds were moved into our room and we were
the three amigas!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Ad Building at Emporia State University (or KSTC as it was called in 1951)

Posted by PicasaStill taking pictures of buildings on day trips.
My mother-in-law teased me about this!
I'm ok with that.
Some I  have photographed are torn down.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Frank Lloyd Wright House - Wichita KS

A tour of this house was the first time I had seen one of
Wright's houses.
He believed in hiding the front door.
All the bedrooms were TINY. Their main use was sleeping.
The other rooms were spacious and open.
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Thursday, February 21, 2013

College Building

I did not note where this building is located.
It could be near Emporia, KS.
Or Lebo, KS
It was taken on one of our day trips to that area.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Yates Center, KS, Court House

A few years ago we would take day trips and drive around Kanas visiting
places where my relatives used to live.
My great grandfather had lived in Yates Center and the story
was that he had horses racing there.
They didn't stay long and moved back to Iowa.
Perhaps there were no winners.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Grapevine Mills

A store in the shape of the state of TX.Posted by Picasa

Monday, February 18, 2013

My Cousin

Actually, she and I were second cousins. We finally figured out that relationship after
we knew that my dad and her mother were first cousins.
Our grandparents, Ada and Eliza, were sisters.
(Don't those names from the past seem quaint?)
Anyway, we were as close as what I imagined sisters are.
She had one brother and I was an "only child."
Today is her birthday.
I miss her.
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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013



Modern and nostalgic methods of moving about in Portland, OR.
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Up - to the ski area (no snow) (Summertime in Oregon)

Riding the ski lift.

And the view from the top of the lift.
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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Timberline Lodge

The front

From the rear.  The scenery is beautiful.
Can you tell that I like Oregon?
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Timberline Lodge and Mount Hood, Oregon

 Do I remember when stamps were 14 cents?  Not really!

The building was used as an exterior in the movie The Shining with Jack Nicholson. I believe I read that the interior shots were made in a studio.

The lodge is beautiful inside and out.
If you are ever in the area, it's a great place to visit.

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Still Pictures from Oregon

I just love the style of the little independent shops and cafes in Portland.
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Monday, February 11, 2013

A Better Shot

Shows the top of the 600+ foot drop of Multnomah Falls,  OR
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Multnomah Falls, Oregon

I saw a picture of this falls in winter.  It's even more beautiful with frozen water and snow
on the sides of the falls.
I was there in summer, however.
I love Oregon.
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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Clever Bar Stools in Texas

A trip to see the Texas branch in 2000.  Couldn't resist a picture of these legs.
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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Will They Seal the Doors?

 Our county commissioners are making plans to reorganize the court house and adjacent law enforcement center.

Seal all the doors and make one new entrance on the ground floor.

At what point does this safety phobia stop?

 My solution for mass shootings -  do not ban guns. Just don't sell any bullets. (I know, there are millions out there but maybe we could make them as illegal as marijuana.)

I'm just in a lousy mood.
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