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The Canadian airline turned Christmas wishes into reality with help from a virtual Santa.
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Pioneer Village in Minden, Neb. facing tough times and future -
We never had much time when I was growing up on the farm to take vacations. We would always do it someday. The Pioneer Village in Minden, Nebraska was one of those to-do places. In 1971, my mom, dad and brother Jim and I loaded up in the pickup and headed north to Nebraska. (I had a new driver’s license so was extremely proud to drive part of the way).
Years later, I would once again visit Minden on assignment for the Salina Journal. A photographer and I flew in a small plane that was among a fleet of Beech airplanes filled with Kansas Chamber of Commerce types who were promoting tourism between Kansas and Nebraska. It was fun. Unfortunately, there are now many 1950’s era museums like Pioneer Village who are becoming victims of the times. We live in a different society that has become harder to entertain what with smartphones and the internet and instant distractions. I’m sorry to hear this about Pioneer Village. I remember it in its heyday.
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Yep, this holds true.
Sunset at Radium. With the cold weather lately, the sunsets have been absolutely glorious.
When You Let Your Kid Play Ball in the House -
This is two-year-old Titus from Wichita
A frozen duck. It is so cold ….
Budweiser Clydesdale Streaker Super Bowl XL Commercial - YouTube -
Just because it is so cold out, I thought this might be something to make us smile.
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There is, framed near the door to my house, a ballot from the first all-race election in South Africa in 1994. Some enterprising person had bought or acquired the leftover ballots, realizing the historical significance and the likelihood that people like me would buy them a year or so later for $20 from museum catalogues. There have been numerous miracles in my lifetime—Neal Armstrong’s walk on the moon, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the election of Barak Obama—but primary among them may be the peaceful transformation from apartheid to aspirations of racial equality in South Africa. I most admire people who demonstrate moral courage. John Louis rode the bus and led the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Bob Moses led Freedom Summer in Mississippi. But the living person I most admired was Nelson Mandela, who lived his entire life for freedom and equality, not only for his race, but for all people Black, White, Indian and people of all races in his country. It was, I believe, at his instigation that the South Africa’s is the only national constitution that recognizes the dignity, rights and equality of homosexuals. My life and the world were somehow enriched by the moral courage of Nelson Mandela, and tonight I grieve.