Friday, May 06, 2005

Germantown Cemetery

Out in nowhere, nine miles south and seven miles east of the farm posted yesterday, and near the site of a town by the same name that doesn't exist any longer. A number of relatives, going back to a great-great grandfather and grandmother are buried there. My plot has been selected.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Boyhood Home

We lived on this farm 2 1/2 miles south of the Kansas-Nebraska border on what is now named E. 800 Road in Phillips County until I was age 4. Someone added two "lean-to" types of rooms to it after we left. It has been abandoned for many years. We left in 1950, and I have a number of memories of the place, as well as that of my grandparent's place about 1/2 mile north and then west down into an area near a creek that might have water in it sometimes. It was subsistence living out there in those hills, and barely that. That's why we left.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Pull Up A Seat

While in Kansas City on work related business I had to stay an extra day. One evening I drove up through Lansing and Leavenworth, and, while looking around Leavenworth, I saw this.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Franklin County Courthouse

In a certain courthouse in the State, a certain judge has a small sign posted on the door he uses to enter the courtroom. It reads: "Truth does not go willingly into the courtroom. It must be dragged, kicking and screaming." I've seen evidence that statement is true.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Grain Prices At The CO-OP

Sunday, May 01, 2005

PVC Pipe

This stack of PVC pipe was spotted in Ulysses, KS.

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