Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Odd Recliner Sparks Questions

I forgot to mention a couple things from my SFTHS meeting on Sunday in yesterday's post. A lot of the people there were excited to see me because I was the youngest person there. The next youngest was probably early 40s. I assume they were excited because I'm technically the next generation to take charge of taking care of the Santa Fe Trail in Douglas County.

We also heard great music from the Alferd Packer Memorial String Band. The APMSB is a band from Lawrence who play folksy music. They are named after a man in Colorado who was convicted of cannibalism. The two men who performed also made their own instruments and sang songs they would've sung around 1863 and a song written by the late Jim Brothers about Alferd Packer himself. Here is a compilation of songs they sang during April 15th, 2008 at the Lawrence Post Office.

That recliner does not look comfortable. Why doesn't the back go down? Why is it so small? Also, why did the intern who colored this strip choose that color of green?