Musings for the Hill, Nov. 25, 2015
November 23, 2015
“Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go. The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh, through the white and drifted snow. We seem to go extremely slow. It is so hard to wait. Hooray for the fun, is the pudding done? Hooray for Thanksgiving Day!” So goes the old, old song.
Musings from the Hill
November 17, 2015
I wonder if anyone ever ponders the fact that the months of September and October were crucial to our winning the American Revolution. Gen, George Washington decided it was useless to fight the Loyalists in New York and the surrounding vicinity.
Musings from the HIll, Nov. 12, 2115
November 10, 2015
Another Halloween has come and gone. Oh, how the years fly swiftly to the sweet by and by of the days of our youth. According to recent polls, Halloween is now ranked just below Christmas in money spent on decorations, costume and “trick or treat” handouts.
Musing from the Hill, Nov. 5, 2015
November 3, 2015
Halloween pranks of long ago from interviews of many years ago. I really got an earful! Sadly some who contributed are no longer with us, but their stories are so good they deserve repeating.
Musings from the Hill, Oct. 29, 2015
October 27, 2015
Halloween! Wicked witches, ghosts and goblins, black cats, bats and grinning jack-o-lanterns. Did you ever wonder how it all began? When we put on masks and light the pumpkins, we are observing traditions with roots lost in the mists of time.
Musings from the Hill, Oct. 22, 2015
October 20, 2015
The Maple Leaf celebration was this weekend. I was fearful our gorgeous trees, which briefly turn our town into a fantasy
Lumberyard Arts Center grateful for help with Bluegrass and BBQ
October 13, 2015
The Lumberyard Arts Center fundraiser event, Bluegrass and BBQ was a great success.
Musings from the Hill, Oct. 15, 2015
October 13, 2015
Maple Leaf time is when our town turns upsy daisy, because of the hard work and effort on the part of many devoted people. Thank you to all who make this well-known celebration possible.
Musings from the Hill, Oct. 8, 2015
October 6, 2015
There were many explorations of the New World long before Christopher Columbus. I have collected articles for years of discoveries of ancient inscriptions on rocks from far north of Canada, along coastal regions of the United States and the eastern coasts of South America
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.