DENNIS DeVORE PASSED AWAY
Just received word that Dennis DeVore passed away last night, May 30, 2011. Dennis graduated from Radium High School in 1961. At this time there are no services planned for Dennis. I’ll post the obituary when it is available.
The troubles and blessings of college and married...
By Bob Gleason The first nine months of my senior college year, I had been elected president of Phi Mu Alpha, the men’s music fraternity. At Fort Hays, Phi Mu Alpha had the reputation of consuming more alcohol per capita than any other group on campus. I made it clear, based on my own tee-totaller beliefs, that I would accept the position if they would not use fraternity money to buy their ...
5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
SCHOOL’S OUT AND ONCE AGAIN IT’S TIME FOR CAMP GRANDMA!! Last night Arlyn and Audrey whipped up a 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake. They watched the microwave as the cake baked. As the cake rose above the rim of the mug it leaned sharply. They were just sure that the cake was going to break off and fall out of the mug. Yummy! Especially good served with whipped cream or ice cream. 4...
Storm victims identified →
More info on Tuesday night's storms →
STEVE PARISH REPORTING FROM BRAZIL
Hello to All, Well, it has been one month since I landed in Brazil. All in all things are going quite well and the adjustments are not too drastic. Some of the details and most noticeable differences are … 1. Climate. It is beautiful here. Green all year long, lots of warm rain and plenty of sunshine. Several rivers (or canals) run thru Petropolis and that makes for some beautiful old...
Friends helping friends →
Joplin's tornado touches home →
Some friends of mine give their account as the tornado passes over them.
Charlotte and me -- together, Part one!
By Bob Gleason Our basement apartment in Larned was small, just one corner of a full unfinished basement. L-shaped, a tiny kitchen, a tinier restroom (stool and lavatory only—the shower was out in the open basement, with a curtain around it, but open at the top). Remember the pranks? I happened to start this eventual retribution event.The open shower top was just too much of a...
TROUBLE DOWN ON THE FARM
There has recently been an increase awareness in the benefits of using locally grown foods. Gardens are once again common place in backyards, patios and apartment terraces across America. There’s nothing better than home-grown fresh fruits, vegetables and eggs. Planting gardens in uban yards and on smaller city lots are commonly accepted without challenge in most cities and towns. But...
DENNIS DeVORE SERIOUSLY ILL
I had a phone call from Pat DeVore (Dennis’s sister-in-law). Dennis has suffered from several health issues but this latest one has made him gravely ill. A week ago last Saturday he had severe abdominal pain and was admitted to the hospital. He had to undergo surgery to remove part of his colon that had died and caused severe infection. They think they got all the infection but he is...
Why you should have many skills in life →
The importance of being bilingual
The christening of "Pip" →
Hawk cam in New York
Letter from Sandy Smith
Dixie, I thought I’d let you “in on” what’s happening in my grandson’s life with the following item that was in the church newsletter this month: Kirkland Hudson is the grandson of Sandy Smith, son of Will and Jonelle Hudson. He is 11 years old and a 5th grader at St. John School. He is a very joyful boy and is anxious to have his leg “be normal”. He is aware of...
The Fort Hays State Years
By Bob Gleason Looking back on it, God blessed me with a good enough mind that I could have chosen whatever career I wanted. I’m sure Uncle Doc would have helped me get through Med School, but all I knew for sure at that time was that I didn’t want to farm. Remember “lazy”? Doing chores morning and night 365 days a year did not appeal to me. So for me it boiled down to two...
When the red, red robin ... →
Kansas: A state of skywatchers →
A story on why weather means so much to Kansans
My life with Charlotte
CHARLOTTE FAY SACK/GLEASON—March 29, 1937— By Bob Gleason Some necessary overlap here. The reason: once Charlotte entered the picture my senior year in high school, everything changed. Forever! A brief family history: Her Dad, Melvin was a World War II veteran, an oil field pumper most of his life, ran a gas station for a few years, and then worked as a school custodian for...
Way To Go Katie!!
Margie (Horyna) Cameron (Radium class of 1965) shared some exciting news with us …. This weekend, Katie found out that she was selected to be one of the K-State Singers for the next 2 semesters. She is so excited. Katie Anderson is a Great Niece of mine.. JD The “Singing Ambassadors” of Kansas State University, is a show choir is comprised of both music and non-music majors. Since...
High heat and winds could reduce wheat yields
I received this press release yesterday — it had news that I think a lot of us already knew: The weather we’ve had the past couple of days hasn’t been kind to our wheat. And today, we are under a storm watch that sounds like it could potentially be severe. So, stay safe out there today! MANHATTAN, Kan. – Wheat in most of Kansas has faced numerous challenges this spring –...
GRANDMA TEICHMANN'S HOMEMADE LYE SOAP
I recently came across my Grandma Teichmann’s recipe for lye soap. She usually made soap in a large black caldron in the yard. Soap making usually followed butchering day. After a hog was butchered, the tallow (fat) was used to make the soap. Very large iron kettle Wood for the fire 2 ½ gallons of water (more needed later) 5 cans of lye 20 pounds of tallow 4 ounces of oil of...
June (Keenan) Kleeper - Obituary
(taken from the Great Bend News) ELLINWOOD — June Hammer Klepper, 94, died at Woodhaven in Ellinwood on Friday. She was born Dec. 30, 1916 in Seward, the daughter of Patrick L. Keenan and Mary Hall. She was a long-time Ellinwood resident and housewife. Mrs. Klepper was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella and Alter Society and Christmas Cookie Club all in Ellinwood;...
Ellinwood's darker side →
My life, as I know it!
BOBBY BEN GLEASON (BOB)—July 31, 1935— By Bob Gleason The Saturday night ritual at the Gleason household was as follows: heat some water on the stove, put it in a small washtub. There was a definite advantage to being the baby in the family during the wintertime—the last shall be first! Bob, Don, Bud, Vergene, Mom, and finally Dad. I can’t even imagine how gross the...
Dog video →
Services for Dr. Thomas Van Winkle May 7
Dr. Thomas D. Van Winkle | Visit Guest Book Van Winkle, Dr. Thomas D., 88, Chiropractor, died April 28, 2011, at the Life Care Center in Wichita. He was born January 18, 1923 in Great Bend, KS., to Albert and M. Ruth (McGinty) Van Winkle. Dr. Van Winkle was a Wichita resident most of his life, coming from Seward, KS. He was a corporal in the United States Army during World War II, receiving...
Of course, all things lead back to Kansas →