Friday, June 20, 2014

The Summer Song

It's been a beautiful start to summer on the plains of Kansas. Alice and I have been enjoying early mornings with our water garden giggling in the background and evening sunset photography walks in the many wonderful outdoor spaces there are to enjoy in Topeka.  A fitting soundtrack to all this peaceful summer fun is Alice's wonderful Summer Song, one of my favorites of the many she has written.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Bill Roy, Kansas Congressman and True Public Servant

William Robert Roy, also known as Bill Roy, was a United States Representative from Kansas, a physician, and a columnist for The Topeka Capital-Journal. Dr. Roy passed away last week and his memorial service is being held later this morning at First United Methodist Church here in Topeka.

The death of Bill Roy stirs memories. Years ago I was singing at a big gathering where our Congressman was speaking. I hadn't met him, had voted for him, and was looking forward to hearing him. I started carrying in my huge P.A., and a fellow jumped up to help, and that is how I met this great public servant! Years later we were both in the Keystone Sunday School class at First United Methodist Church. We will miss Dr. Roy and his column in the Topeka Capital Journal.

For Further Reading:

Former Congressman, Topeka physician Bill Roy dead at 88
In Memory of DR. WILLIAM R. "BILL" ROY  1926 - 2014