Kansas Trip Journal 6

On Tuesday, July 14, we drove to Parsons, KS, to have dinner at a restaurant with our good friends, Charles and Elaine Norman and Ed and Martha Rickman. We three men were all pastors in and near Abilene, KS, in 1968-1974, the years I was pastor at Zion Brethren in Christ Church.

From Parsons JoLene and I went on to Aurora, MO, to spend three days with the Rickmans at their home.

One evening we all had dinner at the famous Lambert’s Cafe in the town of Ozark. The country cooking is delicious. Lambert’s is the home of “throwed rolls.” These dinner rolls are made and baked on the premises, are soft and exceptionally good, and the servers actually throw them to you across the room! Lambert’s web site is: http://www.throwedrolls.com.

On Thursday evening we went to the Aurora Rodeo.

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I wish I could show you the dramatic events such as calf roping and bull riding, but my camera couldn’t capture the action in a decent image.

In addition to the usual rodeo events, we saw precision horsemanship by Janelle Thornton. She “rides” standing on the backs of two palamino horses, with two other palaminos performing in front of the two she “rode.” She calls her show Shades of Gold.

This photo of Janelle and her team is somewhat blurred, but it gives you a sense of her amazing skill.

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Anyone want to join the rodeo?

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