My Great Escape

My Great Escape leaving the” Wind, Sand and Stars” behind I was sitting in the airliner cockpit when the armed security policeman stuck his head inside the door. He looked us all over carefully, nodded and then backed his way out of the cramped quarters. It was only then that I could exhale, he hadn’t Read More …

Homework… not for me!

Homework… not for me! infinite fantasies from childhood It started early, my Daydreaming. The artwork of NC Wyeth and Maxfield Parrish, both early 20th Century illustrators of the Classics by Robert Louis Stevenson and “Poems of Childhood” by Eugene Field put me in another world, a world that even at my ripe old age today; Read More …

The Bad Boys of Winter

The Bad Boys of Winter where are all the fun kids now? So many kids, so much fun and where have they all gone and where are they now? I find it amazing to have such a vivid recall of their faces and those events of so many years ago. I am thankful that I Read More …

The Andersen Family

The Andersen Family taking Telegraph Road east Elizabeth “Bette” Andersen (my birth Mother) was born on April 1st, 1921 in Independence, Missouri. Bette’s father Harvey Andersen was the son of Danish immigrants that arrived in this country in the late 1880’s. They settled in the region east of Kansas City (Jackson County), Missouri. Her mother, Read More …