Summer 2012 Meeting
The Chapter met for its summer meeting on July 21, 2012 at the Fort Larned National Historic Site. The progran was presented by your editor, Fort Larned and the Delivery of Mail to Santa Fe. Following the program, discussion was conducted in relation to Talking Tombstones and the chapter Scrapbook as compiled by Anita Graves. Forty-five members and guests were in attendance. Refreshments of cookies and lemonade were served.
The fall Chapter meetting is scheduled for September 22, 2012 at the Fort Larned National Historic Site. Members will be asked to be on hand at 11:30 a.m. for the lunch, ($5.00), to be served by the Fort Larned Old Guard. Come to the mess hall in the barracks and if you need special help in getting there, contact your editor. Those making reservations will be exeted to pay if they do not show up. The menu will include hamburgers and brats and trimmings. Following a brief business session, members may elect to attend the program at the Cheyenne Sioux Village site west of Burdett. Your editor will be in contact with members to secure a head count for lunch. Should you editor fail to contact you, please call him at 620-285-3295? You will remember that the Chapter met at the village site when Leo Oliva and George Elmore spoke to the history of the village.
We are pleased to add Bob and Virgina Best to our roles. Both are retired. These are the best people in Larned, Kansas
A Traveling Trunks presentation was scheduled at Santana, Kansas on August 28, 2012. Thanks to Ranger Ellen Jones of the Fort Larned staff. Once again Ellen has stepped forward to save the day.
End Of The Trail
We are sad to report the loss of long time member Jack Kersting of Offerle, Kansas. Our condolences to the family.
Note from Larry & Carolyn
Jack Kersting was honored when the National Weather Service named him the 2008 recipient of the agency's John Campanius Holm Award for outstanding service in the observers program. Jack Kersting has kept track of the rain and snowfall moisture amounts over the past 35 years, in 2008 on his Offerle, Kansas farm for the National Weather Service.
Be It Ever So Humble
Back from Mayo Clinic with a strong admonition to cease being a couch potato and engage in daily exercise, your editor is now involved in a routine designed by a physical therapist. Hopefully, this willl help. Thanks to all for exprssions of concern.
Dues are always Due or should we say
"Old/New Members Always Welcome"
Chapter dues in the amount of $10.00 per family, are due at the Winter meeting or may be mailed to Alice Clapsaddle, 215 Mann, Larned, Kansas, 67550 any time. Checks should be made out to the Wet/Dry Routes Chapter. Dues and email addresses are welcome.
"Printable Dues Form"
Santa Fe Trail Research Site
"E-Mail & Home Page"
Larry & Carolyn
St. John, Ks.