Sunday, June 21, 2015

Tropical Storm Bill slid around most of Kansas. Flooding in MO.

Then I ran across this article from times past:

From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 21, 1915:

  • “It was apparent to the farmers of Grant township early yesterday morning that something must be done to prevent the flood waters from nosing their way around the upper end of the dikes and flooding Grant township. The weak spot was on the Purvis farm and for some reason Mr. Purvis had not permitted the dike to be extended across his lands to a higher point to the north which could have completed the link…. There was a chance to hold the water by building a levee from the dike to the higher land near Jim Norris’ house, and he said ‘Get to it’ or words to that effect. The ground was. . .
  • http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2015/jun/21/100-years-ago-grant-township-farmers-battle-save-l/

What’s old is new again. But not for us this time – hopefully, because water like bad decisions  slides down stream. We do have a hundred years of levee and dam building to help us through history repeating.

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From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

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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