Essays taken from a weekly newspaper column published in the Washington County News, Washington, Kansas. Look for my book, "Dispatches From Kansas," available from Amazon.com, or from the author.
Your first photo is scrumptious. It feels like one of those heavy, midwestern nights under a hazy moon.And Elsie Bock looks very happy. I'm glad - I went back to my grandparents' home in Iowa once, and was chagrined by the changes. Even worse was the attitude of the family - when I told them I'd grown up on that front porch, they didn't care one bit. May their roof leak and their well run dry.... ;-)
Tom - I LOVE that shot of the (soda fountain?) stools and the tile floor.
Cheryl -- I found that at Second Street in Frankfort, where we went after the reunion. I'd always wanted to shoot it but the place was always filled with people; we hit it between rushes, which was fortunate.
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