Views of Kansas life and history
"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.)"
Read more: The State Fair in Topeka
- © 2020 "The Kansas State Fair in Topeka" by Susan Stafford
"Some (okay, many) of my columns will reminisce about by-gone days in Kansas, of the Sunflower State as it was years ago and even earlier than that. This column, however, will reminisce about the by-gone era of a year ago (2019)."
Read more: Remember When?
- "Remember When?" Copyright © 2020, Susan Stafford
A short time ago, I travelled to Grand Junction, Colorado, from my eastern Kansas home. My nephew was getting married and I had been invited to attend.
Grand Junction is nestled in the middle of the western side of Colorado in the Rocky Mountains. Rain is scarce here and lawns tend to be landscaped with river rock instead of grass. The land overall is very arid and much like a desert.
Read more: A Ride Back in Time