Wednesday, May 16, 2012

It was a challenge to find the National Archives in Kansas City last night; 400 Pershing Road is tucked behind another building next to the Union Station. We actually stopped at the IRS gates and the nice young guard came over and helped us.

 Once inside, we were amazed at the facility. I can hardly wait to go back and research. Kimberlee Ried, programs specialist and one gorgeous redhead, welcomed me at the door She was the ultimate professional and had done a great job of promoting this event and folks just kept pouring in. There was a capacity crowd (spilling into the hallway) and lots of books sold. The best part was seeing old friends, especially those from the Kansas City Civil War Roundtable.

On the way back home, we stopped at the Russell Stover store at Legends. There was a sale -- 75% off seasonal candy, which included lots of the sugar-free or lo-carb variety. We got a sack full with our ice cream Noel got the no-sugar added Dutch Chocolate; I had the no-sugar added butter pecan in a waffle cone; Gary had the banana pudding ice cream. We sat out on the porch of the store and just enjoyed the early evening.

It was a good day.

The next talk and booksigning is May 31st, at the Ritchie House, 6:30 p.m., Civil War Roundtable of Eastern Kansas. Free and open to the public. The Hale Ritchie House is located at 1118 SE Madison, Topeka. Email me for details.

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