Category Archives: This and That

Merci Train Car

Sitting on our state’s fairgrounds is a train car with an written explanation. This train car grabbed my attention. After learning more about it, it grabbed my heart. For it proves that even after things as senseless and barbaric as … Continue reading

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Hotel Review-STAYBRIDGE INN – MADISON EAST, WI

In December of 2020 and in April of 2021, we stayed at the Staybridge Inn on the east side of Madison. The suite had a separate living area, bedroom and bathroom. The living area was similar to the picture shown … Continue reading

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Hotel Review-HOLIDAY INN WICHITA EAST I-35

Last July, we traveled to the Wichita area in Kansas and needed a hotel for two nights. We chose the Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35. The hotel is beautiful with it’s warm colors and sleek designs. It was the first … Continue reading

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Hotel Review-EMBASSY SUITES, OVERLAND PARK, KS

In February of 2020, we stayed at the Embassy Suites in Overland Park. That was more than a year ago, so the layout and features could have changed between then and now, but I will post the pictures and opinions … Continue reading

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Hotel Review-HAMPTON INN – DERBY, KS

In November of 2019, we spent a night at the Hampton Inn in Derby, Kansas. The bathroom was small compared to other hotels we’ve stayed in. There wasn’t a lot of room around the toilet to maneuver. The sink was … Continue reading

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Hotel Review-QUALITY INN, PARSONS, KS

In November of 2019, we stayed at the Quality Inn in Parsons, Kansas. Although this review is being posted long after our stay, I am glad to include it here with positive comments. The accessible room with roll-in shower was … Continue reading

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On Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day, I think about my mother. It’s a time to appreciate the love my mother has given me in words, expressions and sacrifices. I think about all of the good times we shared. My physical condition limits my … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Decorating

  We bought a happy-looking spring wreath for our front door this year.               I thought it complemented the daffodils that greet us in the spring.               The … Continue reading

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Hotel Review-HAMPTON INN, ST. LOUIS/ST. CHARLES, MO

We stayed at the Hampton Inn St. Louis/St. Charles, Missouri for two nights.  We had reserved a block of rooms for an event.  The sales manager who coordinated our block of rooms was delightful to work with and very helpful … Continue reading

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Stairway – Where Did They Go?

 In my last blog post “Stairway to Heaven?” (click here to see it), I wrote about images of the  path to heaven being a stairway – a unsettling vision for someone who cannot walk.  I’m not the first to think that way.  … Continue reading

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