Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A Good Day

Carolyn was taking care of Sadie and Jack this morning and walked to our house from theirs. Sadie rode her bike and Carolyn pushed Jack in his stroller. We had a good visit and Jack seems to enjoy being with me almost as much as I enjoy him. He has learned more new words each time we see him and some of his names of things are original. He says "ball" very clearly and likes to throw it in my direction when I roll it to him. He is right handed but can throw pretty good with the left. Our living room becomes a "play pen" when both of them are here but it makes for a happy time. They both do a good job of entertaining themselves with what Elaine brings out but also know where to find things.
This evening we went to the Nebraska Chautauqua Announcement at the National Guard Museum. The Chautauqua will be part of the Seward Sesquicentennial Celebration in 2017. The Theme of the Chautauqua will be: World War I-Legacies of a Forgotten War featuring scholars as President Woodrow Wilson-moderator, Edith Wharton, E.W.B. Du Bois, William Jennings Bryan, and Jane Adams.
The Kitones sang for the event which was chaired by Clark Kolterman, Chairman of the Celebration.  Darin Krueger, Nebraska National Guard Historical Society President gave greetings as did Josh Eickmeier, Mayor; Roger Glawatz, Seward Co. Commissioner and Ryne Seaman-Corporate Sponsor of the Chautauqua. A cake was cut and everyone sang "Happy Birthday to Me" for kicking-off the 150 year birthday party. A good time was had by all.


  1. What is the date of that celebration? Will it be during the time we are in the area?

    1. The opening will be on Flag Day, June 14 at the band shell and presentations 15-18, 7:30pm at the Seward High School Theater.