By Bob Gleason Dear Radium Friends, Beccy asked/told me to write this. (Just kidding, sort of!) My Thanksgiving memories all begin from when we moved into the Gleason basement home (I would have been about seven years old—1942). We were going through World War II and were just coming out of the Great Depression. I have no recollection of any Thanksgiving that didn’t involve...
News of the Gleasons and their travels
By Bob Gleason Recently, we were able to fly to Atlanta for six days, and had a wonderful time. It was a special blessing to spend significant time with Mike, Teresa, four of there adult kids—Ashley, Evan, Adam, Addie and her husband, Kevin. The only ones we missed were Ian, his wife, Kimberly, and our newest great-grandson, Anderson, who live in Charleston, SC. and couldn’t make...
A NOTE FROM ARLYN SMITH
It’s not that warm in So Cal and we expect rain on T day. My older son, Adam and I will spend the day with one of my nephews in the San Diego area. My brother, Larry, had two sons and both live in San Diego county. I’m close with both families. Their names are Mike and Kevin and each has two sons. We always have a good time and will do a traditional Thanksgiving. Our biggest issue is the...
Black Jack is missing
Black Jack, a big black and white cat with half of its nose black, disappeared from 1023 W. 14th street In Larned on Saturday. If anyone has has seen Black Jack, call Dick King at (620) 285-9110.
Kansas: The next 150 years →
RECIPES FOR THANKSGIVING BRUNCH AT DIXIE'S
BREAKFAST CASSEROLE 2 Cups of thawed frozen hash browns 1 1/3 Cups of milk 6 beaten eggs 1 tsp. dry mustard 1 can cream of celery soup 1 1/2 pounds browned, crumbled sausage 2 Cups cubed velvetta cheese Croutons or about 6 slices of cubed bread 1 ½ Cups grated cheedar cheese Combine the first seven ingredients in a large...
SANDY SMITH'S FAMILY THANKSGIVING
While reading the “Radium Blog” I decided to share our Thanksgiving with you. Although the Smith/Hudson family meet at my home in St. John and not on the farm, I follow a lot of the family traditions for Thanksgiving. We don’t have a huge family but the little house will be full with the families of my two sons—Will and Jonelle Hudson, Scott and Rani Hudson,...
Elephant mourns loss of friend →
A couple of months ago, we posted about the friendship between Bella and Tara —a dog/elephant friendship. Here’s the latest on their friendship.
Kansas woman speaks with British accent →
This is a friend of mine. She used to work at The Wichita Eagle. Her husband still works there.
Veterans Day -- 11-11-11 -- Each has something to... →
What is it with the quakes? →
Maggie and I felt another quake tonight. She barked and I thought, “What the hey!” This one was a 4.7 earthquake. Never thought as a Kansan, I’d go through so many quakes in 48 hours.
Kansas veterans through 150 years →
Another of my stories on the 150th anniversary of Kansas
I felt the earth move under my feet ... →
I was wakened way too early this morning by some shaking — and my dog, Maggie, barking nonstop. That’s our earthquake story. Let us know if you heard anything.
Just a little heads up
According to my friend, Greg Novacek who runs the Lake Afton Observatory near Wichita, we Kansans will be able to see the space station streaking across the night sky tomorrow night. Greg says it will become visible at about 7:19 pm in the west northwest just above the horizon. It will reach its maximum altitude of 61 degrees in the southwest three minutes later at 7:22 pm. It...
Whooping Cranes at Quivira →
Rob Graham is a photographer and birder from Great Bend. He shot this video of whooping cranes at Quivira last year. This past week, several have been spotted at both Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and Cheyenne Bottoms. It’s always so much fun to see these birds. This link takes you to his website. Look for the whooping crane video and click on it.