Happy 151st Birthday Kansas! Today is the day we celebrate Kansas Day. Growing up I thought that every state celebrated a state day on the birthday of the state. However, it wasn't until I moved out of the state of Kansas did I realize that this is not the case, Kansas seems to be pretty unique in this celebration. I actually feel like I've done the most Kansas Day celebrating this weekend than I have ever done.
Last night I was able to celebrate the grand opening of a new locally owned Kansas store in Salina called, Ad Astra Books & Coffee. They had a grand good time with a special Kansas poet and song writer for entertainment along with Kansas longhorn beef burgers. Pretty fabulous.
Today I had the honor of celebrating Kansas Day with some lovely friends in Manhattan. This dear friend of mine has the best Kansas decorations ever and this was the second time I was able to join this special group, a majority of retired KSU professors, for a Kansas celebration. We had amazing soup and pie! No Kansas Day celebration would be complete without the singing of Home on the Range and that we did!
|I'll take both the pecan and banana caramel pie.|
|Check out the meadowlark, hatchet, and bison in the background.|
|Some very special friends!|