There is an author tha specializes in long gone and recently gone Kansas towns.
Sadly there may soon be another for that author to write in his sixteenth or seventeenth book.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) –
The central Kansas town of Frederick has dwindled over the decades to just 10 people. Its only real expense is a $55-a-month electric bill for a half-dozen or so street lights that illuminate the unpaved streets.
Some residents want to dissolve their city, but that hasn’t been easy.
I must confess that my near neighbor pisses me off by being.
He stopped the other day and tried to tell me all about his afflictions. At the same time he wanted to know what medicine I had that was in a blue and white container.
I told him the only medicine in my home was Bayer aspirin. Near neighbor looked at me like I was lying. I explained to him that I was aware that it had been him shining the flshlight through the front windows at about 0100 hrs two nights previous, and the container he thought blue and white was actually purple and grey.
I also had to explin to him that he was, I thought, eligible for Medi-kade and he should use it to talk over his physical problems and the proper medicines.
I’m sure, from the expression on his face, that the dig he thought he was delivering about the color of my container was eclipsed by the dig of the Medi-Kade.
Such a sorry way to live, what with all this one up’s man ship.
He is rather thin skinned, however. He is also addicted to welfare checks. One of his former employers told me one time that: “Oh, he can do the work. It’s just a matter of getting him to do it.”
From the reaches,