May 7, 2013 harvest.

May 7, 2013 harvest.  Tossed this baby in butter with scrambled eggs.  Yummy.  Louie found this one.  I found zero.  

Spring is finally here.

Spring is finally here.

The stuff I keep!  Here I am, in Dortmund, Germany 41 years ago.  Hitchhiking through Europe on my honeymoon, Louie and I stayed with our friends, Klaus and Barbel.  Louie and Jim Brothers met Klaus and Barbel when they careened through Europe in 1968.  Barbel is coming to visit us here in Lawrence, Kansas next month.

The stuff I keep! Here I am, in Dortmund, Germany 41 years ago. Hitchhiking through Europe on my honeymoon, Louie and I  were on a mission to find and pore over all the original art that we could only look at in our art history books in college.  We were staying with our German friends, Klaus and Barbel, in Dortmund. We visited this lovely little museum in Dortmund.  We were the only patrons there. It was quiet.  It was cold. But friends and art warmed us thoroughly. Louie and Jim Brothers met Klaus and Barbel when they careened through Europe in 1968. Barbel is coming to visit us here in Lawrence, Kansas next month.

This little doll belonged to Suzanne Nickel.  Aunt Vickie and Uncle Dee adopted her when she was just a baby.  Tragically, when she was just five years old she died of lukemia.  That was in 1957.

This little doll belonged to Suzanne Nickel. Aunt Vickie and Uncle Dee adopted her when she was just a baby. Tragically, when she was just five years old she died of lukemia. That was in 1954.  More from Suzanne’s short, happy life.

I am cleaning out the basement and have decided to photograph some of the left-overs from my childhood, Louie's childhood and Nathan's childhood.  Once I have recorded this "stuff" maybe I will be able to let go easier.

I am cleaning out the basement and have decided to photograph some of the left-overs from my childhood, Louie’s childhood and Nathan’s childhood. Once I have recorded this “stuff” maybe I will be able to “let go” of it easier. Cleaning out the basement is a gift to my son and his wife.  It will be interesting to see what I discover and decide to post.  I loved Mickey Mouse cartoons as a child.  WIBW in Topeka aired the Mickey Mouse Club, and I remember wanting to be a Mouseketeer when I grew up.  The book pictured here is a first edition.  The doll was made in Hong Kong by Hasebro Brothers.  Out-sourcing is nothing new.  If I get tickets to the Antique’s Road Show, I might take these.

The day has ended Our house is dark As I lie in bed the silence is broken only by the sound of a rocking chair In that old rickety chair you sit holding Nathan tight That same chair where my mother rocked me Quieting tears in the night That peaceful rhythm back and forth back and forth over the hardwood floor Our little son was not the only one you rocked to sleep last night Louis Copt May 13, 1976 I lie in

The day has ended
our house is dark
as I lie in bed
the silence is broken
only by the sound
of a rocking chair
In that old rickety
chair you sit
holding Nathan tight
That same chair
where my mother rocked me
quieting tears in the night
That peaceful rhythm
back and forth
back and forth
over the hardwood floor
Our little son
was not the only one
you rocked to sleep
last night
Louis Copt
May 13, 1976

 

 

 

University of Kansas' ocean-minded group.

Just a part of the University of Kansas’ presence in the Earth Day Parade.  Gotta love these landlocked  prairie dwellers. 

Giulia, Giovanni, and Jackie paraded for Cordley Elementary

Giulia, Giovanni, and Jackie paraded to support Cordley Elementary’s farm to table project.  Local farmers donate fresh produce to the school’s cafeteria.  A chilly, early Saturday, Giovanni?

a little chilly for April 20, but Lawrence still parades on.

A little chilly for April 20, but Lawrence still parades on.

 

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