September 1, 2003
I'm not sure how many years it has been going now, but the Hoisington,
KS, Labor Day parade is over 100 years old and a number of us from the chapter
were able to make it again today. We lined up in the street across
from the high school, looking toward the west where a tornado demolished
a good part of town a couple of years ago and did damage to the high school
as well. Before the parade actually started, we got a group photo. We had no
way of knowing it then, but Daniel, standing in the back with the cap on,
towering over everyone else, would go home to be with the Lord on September
22 at the age of 51.
Hoisington isn't that big, but a large crowd turns out for the parade and lines Main Street
on both sides. While waiting for the parade to end, I stood around
with some others and talked while waiting for the car show to begin. "Scarlett," on the right in
the red dress, and "her" friend on the left came walking by and stopped
to talk for a while. "Scarlett" is a sight to behold. I'm not
sure, but "Scarlett" appears to be a
woman with masculine features, or a man
with feminine features who dresses in this manner periodically for reasons
unknown. If it's the latter, I can tell you "Scarlett" would
scare snakes and make a freight train take a dirt road. (Just kidding)
A week or so later, I met "Scarlett" on the streets in Great Bend during
a craft show in the courthouse square. After that, I met a man on the
street in Great Bend who very much resembled "Scarlett" and could be her
twin brother, but I may be mistaken. "Scarlett's" brother seemed to
know about me, though, so maybe "Scarlett" filled him in.
Anyway, the car show was held in the middle of Main Street, and,
when it came time, awards
were handed out. One of my personal favorites in the show was this
old Farmall tractor.
September 6, 2003
World War II, Great Bend was a big B-29 bomber base. The only flying
B-29 in the world, and a B-24,
from the Commemorative Air Force,
spent several days in Great Bend so I went out to see the planes up close.
It was possible to get inside the planes, so I took advantage of the
opportunity to tour both of them. While inside "Diamond Lil,"
the B-24, I did a photo
of the B-29, "FiFi," in the background.
After looking at "Diamond Lil," I headed for the B-29
and did several photos
of the plane from different angles. These planes visited Great Bend
several years ago and I happened to be driving into town from the west when
I saw them approaching to land. I headed for a road at the north end
of the runway and watched as the B-29 came over. It looked huge from
the ground as it came over. On the ground, for whatever reason, it
didn't look all that big. It's still an impressive airplane, though.
B-29's have an interesting nose, and I had to do a couple
of photos including it.
When I got to get inside, "Blackie" did the tour and
talked with us about the airplane. This is where the pilot sat, and I had a photo made of me in that
seat. This is a position
(navigator?) behind the co-pilot. The tail gunner got to his position
by crawling down a long tube just to the right of that position.
After I walked around inside and outside the planes,
I got ready to leave. As I did so, one of the men from the crew called
me over near the gate so I headed over there and talked to some of them
while they looked at the BugWing. I did one more photo of it with
"FiFi" in the background.
September 22, 2003
Daniel Rawlins Trickey, 51, Great Bend
Rawlins Trickey died unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 22, at the Clara Barton
April 14, 1952, in Fort Riley, Kansas, he was the son of Ralph Elwood Trickey
Louise Lesher. He graduated from Denver's West High School in 1970.
24, 1974, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and began a
walk in the Glory of God.
working in the printing industry at age 13, and, after graduation, he
in that occupation.
7, 1976, he married Christine Kay Hancock in Denver. To this union were
two children; Elizabeth Ann and Paul Daniel.
career took him to Hays in 1978 where he began working for Printcraft
He and Christine also established a wedding and portrait photography
the Lord led Daniel and Christine to Great Bend where he continued his
in the printing industry. In 1991, he transitioned into ministries
which grew into the Lasting Life Ministries and the Hungry Heart Soup
in 1996. In 1991, he also became a minister in the Crossroads Foursquare
Church in Hoisington. Two years later he was appointed Senior Pastor of
congregation where he served until his death.
believed in reaching out to everyone to bring the message of the Lord's
and glory. This belief was put into action in his daily management
work at the Hungry Heart Soup Kitchen At the time of his death
as manager of Lasting Life Ministries. In addition, he was treasurer
Ministerial Alliance and was an active member of the Christian
riding his motorcycle, desktop publishing, computer graphics and was a
fan of the Denver Broncos.
love for his family was only overshadowed by his love for Christ. He was
husband and father who served as a partner to Christine in all
of their home life and parenting. He knew he was blessed by his family
not hide his joy in them. Daniel also developed a special relationship
Christine's parents and sisters and they thought of him as a son and a
was a servant and faithful friend to all and he touched hundreds of lives
short 51 years. All were better people for having known him and by
he was a slave to the ambition of the Lord Jesus Christ.
is survived by his wife Christine, Great Bend; daughter Elizabeth and
Mike Schneiweis and their children Curtis Michael and Cierra Dawn,
a son, Paul , of the home; his father Ralph, Denver; three
husbands; a niece and two nephews, many cousins and a host of loving
preceded in death by his mother 2001, a brother Marcus Ralph in 1994, and
brother Glenn Everett.
will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Assembly of God Church, 601
Road, Great Bend, with a graveside ceremony and interment to follow at
at Pleasant View Cemetery, rural Jewell County.
Funeral Home, Great Bend, and Melby Mortuary, Mankato are in charge of
In lieu of flowers Memorials can be made to the Lasting Life
P.O. Box 844, Great Bend, KS 67530 and the Foursquare Missions
11661 Firestone Boulevard, Norwalk, CA 90650.