Kansas: Land of Ahhs Revisited

September 03, 2020  •  1 Comment

In this composite Mom is taking a current picture in 2015 of the house she grew up in. Her Mom is sitting on the steps of the sepia toned house (a natural color, taken in the 1920's). I am 18 mo. on a trike in front of the same house as I knew it, with the screened in porch. The other picture of me on a bike was taken last week. Shhh, the sunflowers weren't in KS but from down the road in AL (you don't have to know that). The tree is still my favorite as it has a natural spiral of limbs taking you all the way up.  I climbed that tree nearly every day when we spent a year in Kansas while my Dad was in Vietnam for the war.  I didn't grow up in Kansas except for that year and few other years.  My folks grew up in Kansas, met and married in this small town.  But Dad went in the Army, so I grew up everywhere I went.  I have spent more years in Alabama than anywhere, but if you aren't born in the South, they will tell you "you aren't from here."  That's one perspective.  I claim this place.  I appreciate all places.  Kansas will always have a piece of my heart too as I traveled there nearly every year and still have family there. 

 


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