I'm a born and raised Kansas girl. Every kid raised in KS knows that Jan. 29 is Kansas Day. Growing up, every year in elementary school today was a special and fun day. We'd make homemade, from a butter churn butter and put it on saltine crackers, if you've NEVER had fresh from the church butter, you do NOT know what you're missing and I feel sad for you! Oh it's so good!! I can still taste it in my memory! LOL
I love Kansas. It's the geographical center of the United States. The wheatfields in the fall, there's nothing like them, sunflowers that grow wild in ditches, rolling hills (obviously I'm NOT talking about Western KS!). I grew up in a small town, aprox 30 miles from Topeka, which is not a huge city, but if you need more than a WalMart or what's offered on our town square or grocery stores...you go there. When Chad and I retire, we will not retire in my hometown, although it's a great town and I had a good childhood, it's where our daughter is buried and we'll be buried one day...but we'll retire close to Ft. Riley.
Happy Birthday Kansas.