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Cornstock: Make yourself at home

A Faces & Places Roadie Blog

I may be getting a bit sentimental as I near the end of my travels as a roadie for the Faces & Places Tour 2012. Blogging each adventure provides an opportunity to reflect.  After each event, I sit at my computer and brainstorm keywords. I try to choose words that capture each experience and then use the words to shape the blog. Some of my words have included: “generation,” “community” and “tradition.” My word for Garnett didn’t take much brainstorming.

Posted on September 26, 2012 11:49AM by Jess, Faces & Places Tour Roadie

Yoder: Then and Now

A Faces & Places Roadie Blog

I arrived to line up for the Yoder Heritage Days Festival parade over an hour early. I was kindly pointed to my spot in line – a line that stretched miles down a ...

Posted on August 29, 2012 10:30AM by Jess, Faces & Places Tour Roadie

Promised Land on the Prairie

A Faces & Places Roadie Blog

Driving through the hills on Highway 283 on a perfect July morning, air conditioner blasting away the early heat, sunglasses perched on my nose, it was impossible not to be taken in by the rare beauty of the Smoky River Valley. While somehow managing to be inviting and foreboding at the same time, the landscape made me feel small, not unlike the feeling of standing beside the ocean or a busy sidewalk in New York. On this day, my husband, kids and I headed toward the unincorporated town of Nicodemus, Kansas, to attend the 134th annual Homecoming and Emancipation Celebration.

Posted on July 31, 2012 4:06PM by Jess, Faces & Places Tour Roadie


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