I remember the thrill of seeing the final cover design of my first book, Butter in the Wel…Continue
Today is my mom’s 88thbirthday so I made her favorite dessert, an angel food cake to enjoy for her celebration this evening. I just added a cup of water to a packet of dry mix out of a box, turn on the mixer for a minute, put the whipped mixture in a tube pan and slid it into the electric oven.
Then I thought of the old recipes I came across while researching my recipe book, …Continue
We celebrated birthdays during breakfast, complete with cake and opening of our presents before we got on the school bus.
The earliest birthdays I remember was my 5th birthday party with hats and friends, and marking off the…Continue
Our family doesn’t have a photo of the original dugout dug in 1868 that was on the “Butter in the Well” farm, so here’s a photo from Kansas Memory to give you a visual view to contemplate while reading a passage from my book …Continue
While we’re ordering our holiday gifts online today because of Cyber Monday sales, I can’t help but think of the contrast of now, versus 150 years ago, when Kansas was being homesteaded by pioneers of several different nationalities.Continue
(This month I’m posting excerpts from my books and telling you the story behind them.)
I remember several floods while growing up on the farm I featured in my Butter in the Well book series.
The creek runs through the middle of the farm, with the river on the west border. Most times the creek is dry, but it can flood quickly as…Continue