Westward Ho Folks

This blog chronicled (via a diary and photos) a trip that Terry and his wife Stefi took across the U.S. singing in nursing homes. The trip has since concluded and we are now living full-time for the Lord in a mission, serving the needy and homeless.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Mulvane, Kansas

I lived and worked in this town between 1995 and 2000, and has it ever changed/grown. That is everything except the trailer that I lived in...it was actually empty.
I saw where Laurie's cafe was still open, which is where I ate biscuits and gravy many a time before hitting the road.
Mulvane is famous for its Old Settlers Day event, which has been going on now for more than 100 years. Complete with street dancing, yodeling contest, hog catchin', and just plain eatin' some great food.
They also have an antique car parade, and man do they ever bring 'em out of the garages for this event. Many come out only once a year, and I took lotsa' pictures.
Todays show was at The Villa...just one block down from the library on main street. While setting up, I looked out to see a few old friends I had not seen in over twenty years. They were not residents; rather they heard we were doing a show, so they came by for support.
Halfway into the show, one of the residents got real excited and began to sing right along with us...which is always good to see.
We have a weekend break, then our final Kansas show will be in Haysville next Monday. This show will be a 60's sockhop...how many of our readers remember those things?
Stay tuned!