Don't colors make the whole world more enjoyable? I remember a storytime film about a gruesome gray monster who stole the colors of the world. It was one of a kind. At one time, my grandparents used to buy me "paint by number" kits, and I would enjoy mixing the colors and filling in the right areas with color. This activity didn't grow any more artistic talent in me!
This morning (at about 5am here in Kansas City) was the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton, a very proper affair that took place at Westminster Abbey.
For scores of Kansas City residents such as myself, there was no other place to watch this royal event but at the watch party down at our Union Station. Apparently, around a thousand showed up, donning tiaras and fabulous hats to watch it on a movie-sized screen in one of the foyers.
Let's have a tea party! This year will be my ninth annual Mother's Day tea. I got the idea while searching for a gift for someone that didn't really want anything - my mom. I thought it would be a treat for her to have wonderful food, be waited on, have meaningful conversation, and just plain fun! She absolutely loved it!
What is Gatsby Days you ask? That was my question not that long ago, being a newcomer to the Excelsior area. Turns out, it's not a F. Scott Fitzgerald fiction festival, much to my own initial confusion and embarrassment. It's actually a celebration of Excelsior Springs's Prohibition Era history as a resort destination (Which even as a librarian I have to admit is far more fun...)
According to the calendar, it has been spring for over a month now. But, I have had my doubts. Except for the occasional times when the temperatures have just nipped at 70, it has been unseasonably cool and just too darn wet for what I consider a "real" spring.
What is one of the few things that practically every genealogist has? Forms! Most genealogists have notebooks full of forms. You can find many genealogy forms right on the Midwest Genealogy Center website including a Six Generation Chart, Family Unit Chart, Individual Information Sheet, Record Log, and even Family Tree Coloring Sheets for those descendants of yours who are budding genealogists. What makes these forms even better? Many of them, you can fill out online and save them.
If the names Andrea Gibson, Buddy Wakefield, Sarah Kay, Alix Olsen, and Saul Williams mean nothing to you now, hopefully they will by the end of this blog. The common thread between all of these individuals is that they're spoken word artists--slam poets.
April Madness Part 4: Having a Crappie Day is a Good Thing
We’ve reached the final installment of our discussion of strange outdoor behaviors in the month of April. We’ve met mud-starers, fungus fanatics, and shotgun-packing shrubbery. Let’s now take a look at fish love. We’re talking about the love between fish in the family mood and the love of anglers for interrupting those fish and deep-frying them. Yes, April is the time when many fish feel the warming water and fall into a romantic mood. It’s a time when fish long to start a family and hear the pitter-patter of tiny fins. It’s spawning time!