Category: Partly Nonsense

Finding things to amuse

If you have all day, as I do mostly now, I have to think up things to do. One way to make the day go fast is to stay in bed until nine or ten and then pretty soon it is lunch time. In the afternoons I take a nap or close my eyes and rest like in Kindergarten. Or […]

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Sad to see long-time friend pass

I am saddened to hear about the passing of my KU roommate Bob Dalke a few weeks ago on Feb. 18 at the age of 70. He was always good for a laugh or two. He and I go way back to high school days as well. On a Friday night around Christmas Break in ’66 at KU we hooked […]

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Where are the happy hills at? 

There was a big discussion at our Wednes­day night meal at church the other night about where the happy hills are south of town. I say it is 160th and some said it was the blacktop or 150th. I’m planning a trip out there to see for myself (so you don’t need to go) if I’m right or wrong. If […]

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Saying goodbye to friends

Nancy’s Aunt Lil of Hesston passed away on Feb. 4 at the age of 89 and was the last living relative of that generation. She was funny and liked to laugh—a lot. My father-in-law, Ennis, was her brother and when they were together you never knew what would be said. ◼ Dr. A.R. Claassen died the same day, on Feb. […]

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KFC isn’t for fried chicken

We learned from Byron when we were in Jamaica, that the world’s largest KFC is located in Montego Bay and they are not known for Jerk Chicken. The KFC doesn’t stand for Kentucky Fried Chick­en but rather “Keep From Cooking” or “Keep Fat Com­ing.” Friday night is the time and he said the wait can be up to one and […]

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Office isn’t getting any cleaner

So far, cleaning the office is not going well. In fact, there is more stuff in here now than there was a month ago. We decided to move the exercise bike into the spare bedroom and exchange it for the Church pew bench that was in the spare bedroom. And just like Nancy said I would use it for a […]

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Enjoying a tropic vacation

Just got back from Jamaica with our very best friends after being gone for right at one week. There are great differences between the two countries aside from the weather this time of year. It was just above 80-82 degrees all week with cool sea breezes and sunshine every day. Perfect for swimming in the ocean or pool. What seems […]

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Funk had quite the impact

Ken, Kenny, Kenneth Funk; however you knew him made no difference. He was a hard-working guy all of his life. Sadly, he passed away on Saturday, Jan. 5, of complications of ankle surgery in Wichita. I first wanted to be like him when I bought my ’56 Chevy from a local dealership that he and his wife Bonnie owned previously. […]

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Hillsboro needs it’s hospital

Hillsboro really needs its hospital. I am not the only one who feels that way. I spoke with a few members of the local cabal the other day and they think it must stay open. What we know so far is that the local hospital and its team of professionals are not to blame one bit in the financial mess […]

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New era started for Klaassen

I thought this would be farther down the line, but I have been sending out the following letter this past week as an email and as a letter. If you haven’t yet received the email or letter, you will at some point, if we have done business in the past: This may come as no surprise to most of you who […]

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