Well this isn't starting out to be the greatest day. Last night was the first night in a long time that Van Gogh didn't sleep with me. I only got 2 hours of sleep and when I got up, still no Van Gogh. I looked all around the house. Still no Van Gogh. I had to assume that sometime last night, Cheri's grandson accidentally let her out. I went out on the porch in a bathrobe for about 10 minutes playing a cat ringtone on the phone. It was freezing. Still no Van Gogh. So, I got dressed and wandered up and down the street playing that ringtone. Still no Van Gogh. It's too cold to just sit out on the porch playing that ringtone or I'd do that. Well, we'll just see what happens. John
Guess who's back. I spent a lot of the day sitting out there playing that ringtone, over and over. It's our tenth anniversary, so I took Cheri out to dinner. (Tomorrow we'll go to the Lake Of The Ozarks.) I spent another 10 minutes on the porch and thought I spotted her about 15 feet away, but it was too dark to tell. Anyway, about 10:00 tonight I went out for one more try, and right next to the porch, was Van Gogh. She was undecided at first, but finally followed me in. Now I can sit back and relax. John
Happy Anniversary! Best anniversary present you could have gotten was that Van Gogh came home! Have a great time in Lake of the Ozarks! Believe it or not, the furthest south I ever got in Missouri was Sedalia. Peggy
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Thank you Peggy. As near as I can figure, Van Gogh was outside for about 19 hours. It's been years since she was outside and she picked the coldest night so far to do it. I tried to limit the time I sat outside looking for her because being our anniversary, I didn't want to ignore Cheri any more than I had to. Sure enough, she slept right in my face last night.
I didn't know you'd even been to Sedalia. I guess I've been down here a good 2 thirds of my life now. I even lived in Springfield for about a year. Been to Branson several times though I only played there once. (It's not really built for rock music.) Back when I was in Chicago, (which seems about a hundred years ago now) my best friend was from Sedalia, which I'd never even heard of at the time. He'd tell me all about it. A few years later when I moved here, I was able to tell him all about it. He moved back to Sedalia for a bit but ended up moving to St. Petersburg Florida. Now he travels the country doing magic and he's really amazing at it. Geoff Williams. John
John, I went to the state fair way back when I was in high school with my boyfriend and his mom. Of course I don't remember much about the trip. Peggy
Peggy, I bet you'd be more surprised by what hasn't changed than what has. Most of the buildings there were built while Theodore Roosevelt was President. Almost nothing else has changed since I first came along, except that an area known as the "International Village:, which was really just a series of stalls set up for selling trinkets, was replaced by a huge auditorium, big enough to hold rodeos, monster truck shows, football games and concerts.
I haven't been that familiar with Kansas City for all that long, but I know that just since I've been here, Lee's Summit has really built eastward along the highway, and the area between Kansas City and Independence has swallowed up a lot of orchards and farmland. John