Popular Pipelines Remembered ๐Ÿฆ•

By Gail Moore Woltkamp Sinclair Pipeline Company ๐Ÿฆ•โค๏ธ One of my first toys as a child was an inflatable Sinclair Dinosaur. Many pictures of my early childhood years show me sprawled out on a blanket with that green dinosaur. Various Sinclair collectibles graced my home during those early years. This was because my mom workedContinue reading “Popular Pipelines Remembered ๐Ÿฆ•”

A Nod to Napco (National Potteries Corporation) โค๏ธ๐Ÿคโค๏ธ

By Gail Moore Woltkamp It simply wouldnโ€™t be Christmas without her. The vintage ceramic โ€œcold paintโ€ angel passed down to me from my grandmother is a keepsake I look forward to displaying year after year. Aside from her festive style and intricate design, itโ€™s her signature Napco marking that confirms her authenticity to prime collectors.Continue reading “A Nod to Napco (National Potteries Corporation) โค๏ธ๐Ÿคโค๏ธ”

Landmarks Lost : Reflections of a Kansas Town ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒป

By Gail Moore Woltkamp Notable landmarks that were once part of my life and neighborhood, growing up in Independence, Kansas, are now gone. Some, I consider historically significant, not only to my life, but to the town and to the state of Kansas. Mercy Hospital Something that seemed unprecedented, since the time we sold myContinue reading “Landmarks Lost : Reflections of a Kansas Town ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒป”

For the Love of Northeast Oklahoma ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™

By Gail Moore Woltkamp Although I am a native of Southeast Kansas, part of my familyโ€™s history is deeply rooted thirty miles south and across the state line into Northeast Oklahoma. My dadโ€™s paternal grandparents owned a family farm and ranch in Oklahomaโ€™s Washington County, (thirty miles northeast of the larger Osage County), from theContinue reading “For the Love of Northeast Oklahoma ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™”

Worth Every Trip โค๏ธ

By Gail Moore Woltkamp In my very early childhood, my grandmother and I would walk a few residential blocks from my house, pass by several store fronts, including my dadโ€™s barbershop, to the Woolworthโ€™s store in downtown Independence, Kansas. Once reaching our destination, our shopping experience was never disappointing. Sweeper bags, hula hoops, aspirin orContinue reading “Worth Every Trip โค๏ธ”