Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014
We have wind today.
Since this end of the motel has horizontal boards, it is hard to see that they are bulging.
A video would have been better but this was taken by the passenger while I was driving.
I would take bets on when the first board comes loose and flies away in the 43 mph gusts.
Wind advisory till 7:00 p.m. with possible gusts to 50.
Land of the South Wind sounds about right for our state name.
(If you click to enlarge, the bulges show up.)
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Many years ago people camped out near the sports arena, waiting for tickets for the
National Junior College Basketball Tournament
to go on sale.
For some it was fun but this looks like a chilly day with cloudy skies, fires going, and tents
pitched for spending the night.
The method for getting tickets was finally changed.
Sad to say, the tickets aren't as popular these days.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Also the small garden near the ICU for a resting place on a bench with trees
Taken from the 5th floor window and pointing SW from a building built on a lot that
is not squared up with the points of the compass -
unless you count catty-corner or whopper-jawed as straight.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
A few days ago the tv program Pawn Stars had a trunk similar to this one on their show.
It was not in the best shape and the shop bought it and had it restored.
This one is in pristine condition and was from the Amherst MA area.
I was so impressed with it that I had to photograph it.
What a beautiful piece it is.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
The message on the base of the statue says: "This memorial is dedicated to young people everywhere
that they may be inspired to greatness by the example of our most distinguished son, Dwight D. Eisenhower. Born October 14, 1890 in Denison, TX."
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
paper in Kansas during the 1930's and beyond.
I had to show the reverse which is a story about a boy in India having a harrowing experience. (Enlarge photo to read.) There are two
political cartoons - one about prohibition - and a grammar hint.
mother made in the 1930's. She finished it after 1959 and used some (brighter) fabrics on the
last corner. They were from shirts I made for her grandson and from maternity dresses I had made.
This is all made by hand, drawing those little circles up by basting and fastening them into that shape.
Then all were sewn together by hand using an overhand stitch.
I counted them several years ago and there are 2450 yo-yos of color and 756 white yo-yos.
That is a total of 3206.
Just look what can be done if your eyes are not on a tv screen or computer monitor or an Iphone.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The Wichita city council and the airport committee (same group of seven) have voted
twice in their separate meetings, five to two, to change the name of the Wichita airport
from Mid-Continent Airport to
Wait for it:
Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower Airport.
Now that's a mouthful.
Eisenhower grew up in Abilene, was born in Texas and made Kansas proud.
However, he had nothing to do with the airport since he was in the army.
Oh well. Change is good. Right?
Except for the cost of changing all the signs.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Here is the corner of First and Walnut Streets where the newspaper states that demolition in the lot
will begin Monday for the new parking garage.
My question: What will they demolish since there is nothing there. Maybe the cement
will be removed to dig a foundation.
The tall tan building at right center is the former Baker Hotel, now known as The Towers.
William Holden and others
had rooms there during the filming of "Picnic." There were rumors of him leaning out of
a window but no proof was produced. Not everybody had a camera with them in 1952.
The other tan building above the famous Fox Theater is the Rorabaugh-Wiley building as it
was formerly known. It is being refurbished for apartments. A person out of state owned it
for many years after buying it for under $50,000! Let's just say he made quite a profit when
he sold it back to local persons.
The Fox was restored several years ago and is now on the National Registry of Historic places.
Built in 1931 it was a grand palace as so many of the old theaters were. All the old
chandeliers and lights are in place. They were even able to replace the carpet with the
same pattern used in '31.
And for the building on the left, it looks as though it could use a little help in the window department.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
provided by a "wind charger." Yes, in the 1930's there was wind power. She was married to Uncle P.J. who had lost three quarters of his left arm in an automobile accident. I was fascinated that he could carry a full pail of milk on his stub, as he called it. Aunt Maude was a terrific cook and we had many good meals there.
She looks stern in this photo but she was very kind and had a good sense of humor.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Our two pound puppies, rescue dogs, kennel mates - unrelated animals we found two years
ago on Hallowe'en. With a special on black or orange colored dogs, we got two
for the price of one.
I just recently heard that black dogs are not adopted as often as dogs of other colors because people
think they are mean.
What an odd concept.