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Today is Thursday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2022. There are 30 days left in the year.  more
Ben and Gary’s patriotic adventure
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Ben George sent this story about he and Gary Grant’s response to President Kennedy’s call engage to in a 50-mile hike in 1963. A tale that will undoubtedly tap into the memories of other septuagenarians.  more
Today is Wednesday, Nov. 30, the 334th day of 2022. There are 31 days left in the year.  more
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Kansas’ new prohibitory law, adopted in November 1880 and taking effect on May 1, 1882, still needed enforcement legislation. Several enforcement bills were quickly introduced in the legislature, and meanwhile (as noted in part 2) selling liquor for medicinal purposes as allowed under the law quickly became the largest loophole, with physicians prescribing intoxicating liquor for a wide range of illnesses. more
A river runs through it 
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My favorite reference librarian sent me a marvelous poem by Alberto Rios on Thanksgiving, saying it speaks directly to her feelings about the holiday.   I found it so profound that I forwarded it to friends and family and read it aloud at the O’Nelio family gathering on the farm in Dunkirk.  more
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Today is Friday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2022. There are 36 days left in the year.  more
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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2022. There are 38 days left in the year.  more
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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2022. There are 39 days left in the year.  more
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Kansas entered the union on Jan. 29, 1861, without a satisfactory liquor law and temperance advocates were not happy that the liquor problem was left unsolved by the new state constitution. Civil War soldiers were coming into Kansas and new settlers were arriving daily, along with the saloon keeper, the gambler, and the prostitute.  more
Today is Saturday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2022. There are 42 days left in the year.  more
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Today is Friday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2022. There are 43 days left in the year.  more
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