What can we reason but from what we know? -Alexander Pope

Under the Wire

There is an old saying, “You can take the boy out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the boy.” Well, a recent experience I just barely lived through has proven those words to be very, very wrong!

A few days ago Sue and I made the sad journey from Brush to extreme Southeastern Kansas to help her siblings clean out the home of their recently departed father. She had made reservations at a nearby hotel for our several-day stay. The first night at our home away from home, Sue asked me to drive a short distance to a small gas station/convenience store for a couple of items. Darkne...


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