Sunday, August 26, 2012

Leawood man racing 84-year-old Harley in a new Cannonball Run

By JAMES A. FUSSELL The Kansas City Star

Steve Simpson shows off his 1928 Harley-Davidson.

Steve Simpson will chronicle his Cannonball adventures on his website,, where Dark Horse T-Shirts and hats can be purchased. $10 from each sale goes to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City.

The curious man made a beeline through Steve Simpson’s front yard, straight for the 1928 Harley in his driveway.

“Oh, I’ve got to see this,” he said. “Do you mind?”

“Well, we are having an interview right now,” Simpson said. “But you’re welcome to come back later.”

Simpson is used to the attention his antique cycle gets.

“Happens all the time,” the 60-year-old Leawood man said. “I’ve had people follow me home. I’ll be going down Ward Parkway (and) I’ll look over and there’s somebody filming me. Next thing you know it’s up on YouTube.”

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Saturday was clean-up day for the annual village day. It rained. Not hard. The good rains. Soft and steady. The grasses responded well and one may actually see green in the pastures.

The majority of the clean-up consisted of getting the ball diamond snazzied for next weekend.

Of course, I did wash and wax the truck for the first time in months, Friday, on the parts run for the tractor.


I’ve been watching, off and on, the programs about the Amish leaving the community. Some of those kids (actually, most) are sixteen. It takes a few episodes to realize the subjects are: Really that young; and: They haven’t really run away from home.

Tough bunch of folks. Both the kids and their families. The most outstanding thing is the community those kids and a few adults have built for the defectors in MO.

The producers of the show have done a pretty good job of continuity within the series.


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From the reaches,

Ten Mile

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User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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