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Sunflower Streams - Glenda Stafford

 

Remember When?

"Recently, I was watching a movie on TV. I noticed that in one scene, at a sporting event, I saw throngs of people all crowded together. I felt nostalgic. That wouldn't happen today. I wistfully recalled how handshakes way back then (last year) were automatic, hugs were frequent, and masks were something worn only at Hallowe'en or for illegal activities."

The State Fair in Topeka

"When I grew up in Kansas in the 1950s, the Kansas State Fair was one of the biggest events of the year. At least, that's what I and my sisters thought. Back then, the Fair was held in Topeka, our home town. (More on that subject in a moment.)"

 

 

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The Big Brash Blizzard of 1888

"Without sufficient warning in early 1888, a great snowstorm impudently attacked the plains states, and a different blizzard later paralyzed the East...."

The Frontier Doctor

"Kansas has been blessed with a number of innovative inventors, entrepreneurs, and problem-solvers....But one of the most impressive members of this group must be Samuel Jay Crumbine, an extraordinary problem-solver in the area of public health. His accomplishments of the last century still impact us today."

 

 

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That Little Thing: Chapter One

Callie Patterson comes home to Ware, Kansas, to settle the estate after the loss of her mother. Overwhelmed by her loss and other reversals, Callie feels like just giving up. But there's something about Ware, and the people there, that tugs her forward. To where, and to what? Callie's not sure she even wants to know. But one small step keeps leading to another....