Saturday, February 28, 2015

Some Snow

It looks like the snow is over for today. A great neighbor used his snow blower on our
driveway and sidewalk! How can you  have a better neighbor than that?

Friday, February 27, 2015

From Portland,OR. I have no idea what they are selling here. I love the idea of Keeping Portland Weird.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Favorite Diner in Wichita, KS

Along with the ambiance of the 1940's they serve great food. I actually saw Kirstie Alley there once when her children were very small. The customers showed such class. No one stared, bothered her or asked for an autograph. As soon as she left the building however, there were some necks craning with looks out of the front window.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Home

This house is in Wichita, KS. Mr. Wright liked to hide the front door. As you can see from the side photo, it is a big house with lots of room. However, the bedrooms are tiny. He felt they should only be used for sleeping so there was barely room for a bed.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Daylight Savings Time

I post our Grandmother clock photo to remind you that it's only two weeks till we change
the clocks again.  March 8th.
It seems like we just did the fall back thing.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sterling College Ad building

I happened to get a picture of the tower on the top of the Ad building at Sterling College, Sterling, KS, USA back in 1947. It is at the top of my friend, Jo's left hand. Later a wind storm destroyed the tower. The picture showing the building in 2009 was taken as we drove by on a day trip. My mother-in-law used to tease me about taking pictures of buildings. I still do it and she would still be amused! We were good friends!

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Since it's Sunday, I'll post this lovely old Catholic church in Odin, KS.
Not many trees out that way so they used stone.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Yes, It's Cold Out There

However, we may get up to 50 today with only 28 for the high tomorrow.
A month from today Spring begins!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Another Throwback

Might have been second grade.
School picture for sure.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Throw Back Thursday

From the days when I cooked with a silk blouse and an apron. That was the neatest
stove - Frigidaire with two ovens, pull out burners and storage below.
We needed it because in our tiny kitchen we lost a lot of cupboard space when
we had the dish washer installed.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Marcheta Rose Dewey

This is my second cousin. We grew up together. Neither one of us had a sister. She had one brother. We were just one year apart in age but she was born on this date in 1930 and started school as a "mid-termer." This put her two years ahead of me in school so she was there to introduce me to Liberty Junior High and Hutchinson High School. I was afraid of getting lost - all those classes in different rooms, you know. I miss her a lot.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Off Road in Oregon

The capation: Not much road left.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Hair - about 2012

Watching Taylor Swift chew her hair on SNL 40 last night reminded me of a similar photo I had.

Searching through 1187 photos I found it on my phone. Fun times fishing at Dillon Nature Center.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Tent on the Beach

Sure would be nice to be on an Oregon beach, at Del Ray, with sunshine instead of a cloudy
day, cold and forecast of snow here in Kansas!

The photo was sent at 12:43 and I was able to post it thirteen minutes later. Amazing to us older folks that this is possible.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

President Harding with Children

I think it is so interesting to see what children were wearing in 1923. And the expressions on their faces are so serious.

Friday, February 13, 2015

President Harding Came to Hutch

WARREN G. HARDING Take W. 4th from Hutchinson. Then one mile west of Whiteside, just west of the cemetery, find a 10-foot-tall granite memorial to President Warren Harding, who, during a brief stop in 1923, helped harvest wheat on this site. Another marker stands in Hutchinson’s Sylvan Park (B and Walnut), where Harding delivered a speech during that visit. (quoted from internet) I believe this was his last trip. He traveled to Denver, Alaska, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco where he died, possibly from heart failure. One account states his early death probably saved him from impeachment. There were many scandals, some unknown to him.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Two Versions of a Moon Flower

Nothing is going on around here so I have two versions of a Moon Flower. Picasa has choices to alter photos.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

New Favorite Chip

We saw these at the store along with some other new dip sticks that looked like short drinking straws made of chip material. I picked these to try and they are now my new favorite snack.

Disclaimer: I do have a close relative who works for the producer of this product. However, my endorsement was entirely voluntary and unknown to said producer. In other words, I was not rewarded for my opinion.

It would be nice if we could say the same for our legislators.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Many Captions Possible

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
How did I get into this group?
I don't feel that I'm standing out in this crowd.
If this is a mob, why do I feel so left out?

Sunday, February 8, 2015


You know you are having a problem with memory when you brew your tea for 3 - 5 minutes and half an hour later remember that it is still brewing in the kitchen while you are elsewhere in the house.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

111 Birthday

This is my mom. She was born in 1904 on February 7th in Halstead, KS. After high school, she went to nurse's training at Dr. Hertzler's hospital in her home town. She was a terrific nurse who could give painless shots. She always wore a fancy handkerchief in her uniform pocket and proudly wore her nurse cap with the black strip, signifying a registered nurse. In these photos she was nineteen as a Registered Nurse graduate and forty-nine in the second for their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary in 1953. It's been 50 years last October since she died at only sixty years old. I miss her.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Lebo Fourth Grade - 1943

We end our visit to Lebo with the fourth grade class photo.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

My Favorite House in Lebo, KS

If I could have this house, I would live in Lebo in a minute. Even though there is no
grocery store there.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Lebo, KS Main Street

During WWII there was a flight station at Lebo with a large cement arrow pointing toward Kansas City. A primitive way for pilots to navigate during the daylight hours.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Lebo Post Office

This town is east of Emporia, KS.

Post office on Main Street, Lebo, KS.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Another View of Lebo's School

Added playground equipment.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Welcome to Lebo, KS

This should have been my first entry for the photos of Lebo!