One hospital now contains some businesses; one hospital restored and made into lovely apartments; an old salt company office building made into a residence; one large Wiley department store is being remodeled into apartments with the lower two floors housing some shops. And now, the rebuilding of a closed bowling alley into a church. The parking lot is paved and the sign is up. I missed getting the word "Love" in the photo. A nice thought: "Love God Grow Up Serve All."
The building is gone. This is the "A" band. The present band for HHS is terrific! A lot better than we were. I was in the "B" band as a sophomore so not in this photo with my saxophone. My dad always wanted to play a sax so that's "we" chose. I loved it and the good times we had with all the crazy musicians. Band trips were fun - on the bus for football games.
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This product from Germany has delicious ingredients that made a piece of beef taste great! I wondered if it would be spicy but it was not. Just a perfect Gulasch....not like Mom used to make, however! Our goulash had tomatoes, cheese, hamburger and macaroni. It was good too but very different!
Thanks, Elke, for the packets. We had the burgers last week. Schmekt gut!
This quilt was designed by a quilter who patterned it after some tiles she saw in Holland. My dear quilting friend brought me some fabric from Holland which is the small square in the center of each block. When we left Texas, I gave the quilt to my new friend from the Netherlands, Lena.
It must have been close to Christmas. That's the only time we bought that many walnuts.
Check out that stove - a Frigidaire double oven with slide out burners and storage down below.
I wish I knew how much we paid for that.
I used to talk about my messy kitchen. This is a good example. When our three year old younger
son visited a friend's house, he looked around their kitchen and said, "My mom has a messy kitchen too." Always the diplomat.
It is also my dad's birthday - May 11, 1898. Many times Mother's Day and his birthday fell on the same date. Gift and card buying done in one short time period!
Did I mention? It was also their wedding anniversary? They were a happy pair. I never heard a harsh word between them. Maybe when I wasn't around? But Mom always said, "When your dad gets mad, he gets quiet."
I miss them both. He was with us until March of 1982 - almost 84 years old.
She was a nurse, graduating in the class of 1923 from the Halstead (KS) school of nursing.
She married my dad in 1928 and they adopted me in 1931. She went back to work during WWII because there was a shortage of nurses. She told them she had a 13 year old daughter. They replied,
"She can take care of herself." She gave the painless shots in the geriatric ward at Grace Hospital.
A great mom, a good cook and a wonderful nurse. She has been gone fifty years this coming October. Miss her.
These are the answer to dangerous intersections without the use of signal lights.
I am amazed there haven't been accidents related to people staring at the sculpture in the center of the
five flag poles.
This is a scan of a photo done in TX, mailed to me, and then a photo of that scan - so it's not very clear. About 1948. Look at the size of that "portable" radio. I don't think it was heavy enough that we both had to hold it.
Sent to me by my friend since 1941 - Jo, in the skirt and scarf.