I heard the Abilene Country Club was sold to the company that also owns Chisholm Trail in Abilene, Junction City and elsewhere in the state. It sold for $275,000 and additional liabilities, wiped out all the debt and was a wash deal.
I remember when they designed and built the club…and who managed the kitchen and golf course. It was a beautiful facility for Abilene and drew a large membership. Ally even had a stint there for a year or so as manager. We enjoyed going there for tournaments and parties over the years. But…like so many other things, it just lived its life and faded away. People have so many other options for good places to eat and playing golf can be a very expensive sport. Course and club house maintenance is expensive. Some things just have their time and place then pass on.
Todd built a fire for me after he returned from work this afternoon. It has warmed the living room so that I’m actually warm for the first time since…well, probably the last fire. I’ve become accustomed to wearing layers… a tee shirt, a long sleeved shirt, a sweat shirt and a jacket over that. This is a pleasant change.
A pork loin roast was on the menu for dinner. I prepared it in a small electric roaster with lots of seasonings, potatoes and carrots. That went well with baby peas and cold apple sauce. I’m going to miss my downstairs renters when they get back into their own newly remodeled house.
There is not much accumulation of snow…maybe an inch. it’s supposed to snow all day tomorrow so it will probably be a good day to stay home. I have no place to go!
Today I started reading (seriously) “Paris of the Plains”, a referral to Kansas City, written by a very talented writer/friend of mine, John Simonson. It’s a wonderful book, brilliantly written, and I’m enjoying it enormously. It is one of the most interesting books I’ve read in a long time.
I’ve had a hankering to spend time in Slovenia. I know that won’t happen at this stage of my life, but I did see a wonderful documentary on PBS about it last night so I feel like I have breezed through the country. I’ve heard from a friend whose grandson lives and works there that the people there are unmatched any place else in the world for their kindness and generosity. It’s one of those perfect places to live.
For anyone who is interested: Tim Huelskamp will be here tomorrow on his tour of the big first.
Stay warm and thanks for tuning in…