Musing from the Hill, Oct. 1, 2015
September 29, 2015
We recently celebrated grandparents’ day. I often wonder how many grandchildren today benefit from the counsel and the family values imparted to them by grandparents or great-grandparents and close-by relatives. Years ago, one of my numerous grandchildren, who attended grade school in Colorado,
Musings from the Hill, Sept. 24, 2015
September 22, 2015
“A CELEBRATION OF TOM”—There will be an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Lumberyard Arts Center to honor of the late local legend Tom Russell. Professor Walt Bailey will be in charge of this historic exhibit.
Musings from the Hill, Sept. 17, 2015
September 15, 2015
Oh, how I wish I could again be surrounded by nature and watch, from my front deck, the fluffy white clouds shepherded by gentle winds while they slowly pass before my eyes. I also miss the ballets performed by turkey buzzards, awkward and unattractive on the land, graceful and entrancing as they dance in the skies.
Musing from the Hill, Sept. 10, 2015
September 8, 2015
I certainly spoke too soon. My last column said how lucky we are to be living in safety in Baldwin City. Lo and behold we suddenly became victims of “tire slashers.”No one expected this random destruction. Such behavior strikes at our family values, which seemed to be above those of many neighboring towns.
Musings from the Hill, Sept. 3, 2015
September 1, 2015
Monday is Labor Day. Summer is coming gently to an end. Compared to other states, Kansas has been spared widespread power loss and fires which have devastated thousands of acres in our western states. A daughter who lives in Wyoming informed me they have experienced their first snow fall. Let us hope we will have a gentle winter as we did this summer.
Musings from the Hill: Aug. 27, 2015
August 25, 2015
Labor Day signifies the end of good old summer time. In New Jersey, school days never began until after Labor Day and ended about the middle of June.
Musings from the Hill, Aug. 20, 2015
August 18, 2015
Without the firm courage of women, we would not be a free country today. Roma Earles suggested I read “One Thousand White Women” by Jim Fergus.
Musings from the Hill, Aug. 13, 2015
August 11, 2015
Soon some of us will be thinking of this old song: “School days, school days. Dear old golden rule days. When reading and writing and arithmetic taught to the tune of a hickory stick.” In my school days, never was a child hit for an infraction of any rule.
Letter to the editor: Community support make iCan Bike camps successful
August 10, 2015
I would like to give thanks to volunteers and sponsors for making Baldwin iCan Bike Camp a success.
Musings from the Hill, July 30, 2015
July 28, 2015
I would like to add a few personal comments to the excellent newspaper article concerning the recent death of truly missed Tom Russell. He had great influence upon art at Baker University and our surrounding community
Musings from the Hill, July 25, 2015
July 21, 2015
Again, a great big “thank you“ to Sarah Baker, editor of the Baker University newspaper, who came to my rescue when my impaired right hand refused to function. Between us, we managed to complete last week’s column.
Musing from the Hill, July 16, 2015
July 14, 2015
This is a continuation of last week’s article. The following gives my version of the delightful Fourth of July celebration, of which I was kindly invited to attend by my surrogate column helper, Sarah Baker. Without the wholehearted cooperation of Dee Schneck at Baker University, I probably would have to “turn in my cards.” I am 95 years old, have survived five strokes and with the help of Social Services, faithful friends and local business deliveries I am still here and “with it” — depending upon whom you ask.
Musings from the Hill
July 7, 2015
My last column has unexpectedly experienced a definite change in plans—as R. Burns wrote, “The best laid schemes o’ mice and men, gang aft a-gley.” I had mentioned that, while out driving, Mary Swan and I found a beautiful hill, by the name of Pork Chop Hill.
Musing from the Hill, July 2, 2015
June 30, 2015
Long before World War II, Holland stood by us all the way. Huguenots (French Protestants) rose up against the atrocities being committed by the Catholic Church against all other religions. Many fled to Holland to escape torture and death.
Musing from the Hill, June 18, 2015
June 16, 2015
Memories of World War II remain vividly in my mind. My last column recounted recollections of WW I.