July 26, 2017
Bertha May LaSalle was born July 13, 1923, "on a clap of thunder" according to her mother. She was named after her maternal grandmother. Bertha is an active and vibrant member of the community.
July 14, 2017
This interview took place on 4/30/2015, at the Independence Public Library. MC Lars came to Independence as part of the Big Read Grant, April-June 2015, a community-wide celebration of Edgar Allan Poe. He gave a workshop with students at Independence High School and performed that evening for the community.
June 30, 2017
Judy Carroll grew up on a working farm in Kansas. After college, she worked in Wichita for Channel 8, KPTS and as a paralegal. After moving to Independence, Kansas, Carroll worked at a variety of part-time jobs before working as a paralegal for 28 years. She and her husband, Dan, are the parents of four children and have eight, soon to be nine, grandchildren.
These short pieces are taken from my blog, Family, Laughter and Laundry. As the mother of four and grandmother of eight, family is important to me. Laughter is important in a family, and whether, it is important or not, laundry is also a part of family life.
To Catch a Mouse
Who’s Afraid of a Big, Bad Spider?
What’s for Dinner?
A Remote Emergency
And How was your Day?
When Nature comes Calling
The Joys of Youth
Carroll’s blog, Family, Laughter and Laundry is found at www.judithacarroll.wordpress.com
Judy Carroll and Collette Reichenberger are the co-authors of Cameos of Courage, a children’s historical fiction book, and their blog is found at www.onceupontheprairieblog.wordpress.com