Derby Day Story from 2017

This was on desks in the House of Representatives before the derby in 2016.

To do List for Apollo 13 Anniversary celebration

My to-do list for a the day we were doing the Apollo 13 40th Anniversary celebration at the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, Kansas. I was the PR person at the time. We were fortunate enough to have Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, Gene Krantz, Gunter Wendt and a number of other luminaries attending for the celebration. It was a day to remember. I worked 23 hours that day, and everyone one of them was interesting.

Vintage Hat

This isn't exactly our normal kind of handwriting, but I'm guessing Ms. Morgan's logo is based on her actual signature so I'm counting it! These labels were inside a vintage hat found in a flea market.


In the Kansas State Capitol is a frame containing some of the votes from an early state constitution when they were deciding if Kansas should be a free state or not.

Girl Scout Notes

Girl Scouts across Kansas provided cookies and notes to legislators in the House of Representatives in May 2017. This was the one I received but I asked colleagues if I could photograph theirs too. Each one was different.

Sandy's Note

Jim Clark's wife, Sandy, received these pillow cases her grandmother embroidered. She was 11 years old at the time and wrote a thank you note. It's postmarked 1966. 

Jim gave permission for this to be posted here. Two of my favorite things - the handwritten word and hand embroidery. Thank you, Jim!

Meeting Doodle

A doodle from a meeting, along with a little handwriting.