Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Summer of 21

 I have always liked the movie "Summer of 42" and its gorgeous soundtrack.

We are inching closer to Spring, but I put together this video of flowers to

tide us over. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

I Found Love In The Graveyard

Went to Elmwood Cemetery yesterday and ran into Brad Finch...who gave me a short guided tour. 
Above, yes, a grave, but no marker remains.  Below, the very first burial in Elmwood, 1872. 

We went to the Jewish of the oldest in Kansas City.  Many infants from the early part of the last century .

Above, a zinc marker...very popular before WWII...then zinc was in short supply.  Never erodes, nature won't grow on it... almost eternal.  

Below, many of the markers in this section have special meaning carvings.  Below, you can see the Kohanim Hands  (Kohanim is the plural of Kohan, or, Cohen) giving the priestly blessing.  This signifies a member of the Priest Tribe of Aaron.  The crown represents the Kingdom of Judah.  You might recognize the hand gesture from Star Trek.  Leonard Nimoy was Jewish and when it was necessary for Spock to have a gesture of greeting...he chose the priestly blessing. 

William Askew, namesake for our street of the same name, has been missing his head for years. 
Above, door sealed with marble.   Below,  the namesake of the Waldo  neighborhood.  


Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Gifts From The North

This time of year gifts of ice from our northern neighbors in Montana, the Dakotas, and Nebraska start arriving via the Missouri River.  Above, the Kaw is in the foreground and is relatively ice free.  The Missouri is in the background.  All shots taken from Kaw Point in Fairfax, Kansas City, Kansas.