Archive for Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

March 23, 2005

Mindy Lux had lots of questions after last week's column.

Did it really happen that way? How come we didn't study that in our history classes?

How long did it last? When did it start? How did it start? Did you also see it? Was it really that bad?"

Dust drifting like snow. Oh yes it was real and it lasted for days and days, weeks and weeks.

People just loaded up and left, abandoning their homes and land. As Agnes told us last week she lived in western Kansas many of those days the sun couldn't break through the clouds of dust. It was bad in eastern Kansas where I grew up. They told us Oklahoma and Kansas soil even settled in Canada.

Mindy continued: "We studied more world history, I would rather have been studying our own country's history." I told her we had a textbook called "Kansas History." A lot happened in Kansas as our nation grew.

Kansas, right in the center of the U.S. like the hub of the wheel, deserves a lot of credit and a lot of respect.

Gotta get back in the sewing room. Work's piling up, and it's time for that early garden. See you all next week love you.

-- Aunt Norie P.O.Box 265 Tonganoxie KS 66086; auntnorie@bdc.net

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