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.
Not to ignore your writing - I'll come back to that. But I'm so excited about these photos. The one of the Cleburne sign reminded me of something....One of the artifacts I have from my own family's history is a letter written by one M.S. Crooks to my great-great-grandmother Annie, whose photo is on my blog in the "Birthday Girl" entry. The two women had camped together in 1885 (?? I think) near Melissa, TX. Then, the Crooks went on to Poplar Hill, Kansas, which was located just barely south and west of Manchester, which of course is pretty near to Blue Rapids.Who knew? I've got to start doing something with those materials.Grandma Crowley was Irish, but my Dad's family was Swedish. His folks came over in the early 1900s, though, through Minneapolis.Love the serendipity.
Wow. Love the bridge. And I had never heard of Cleburne, which piques my curiosity. Then Shoreacres mentions Poplar Hill, which I have never heard of either, but I grew up not far from Manchester and my mother grew up even closer to Manchester, Kansas. What a world!
I had a tough time choosing my favorite in your Vernal Equinox project. The arched stone bridge, #1 in this group on day 76, is a sentimental favorite because I've seen that first hand in the days I explored their old stomping grounds with Grandma and Grandpa.So happy memories of the past came to life with this beautiful photo. The composition, the play of light on aged stone, and my delight at reliving happy times in childhood make this photo my favorite.
Laurel -- You're in!
Crumb . . . you mean we have to say our favorite (in front of God & everybody) here on the blog?
Kim -- A private message is fine. I look forward to hearing from you.
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