Wanda and Leona

Posted on Jan 25, 2016
Wanda and Leona

This is a photo of my mother and Grandma Leona at the Keller/Parr farm when Grandma Leona came to visit us for the first time in October 1991.

Sally Burke

Posted on Nov 8, 2020
Sally Burke

My friend Sally Burke passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020. She was such an inspiration to so many. When Mansion on a Hill was published she contacted me and asked me if I were to write another book, she would like to share her story. Sally gave birth to a daughter at The Willows in […]

Letter from Carol Burnett

Posted on Jan 31, 2018

I watched the Carol Burnett 50 year anniversary special on TV not too long ago. It brought back such great memories. My parents loved watching it as well as my Grandma Leona. I always thought if someone were to play Grandma Leona in a movie it should be Carol Burnett. I sent Carol a book […]

Interview with Ralph Hipp on WIBW TV 13

Posted on Aug 31, 2016

Ralph Hipp from WIBW TV 13 interviewed me about MLV during his Red Couch segment on Friday, August. 26, 2016. Thank you Ralph and WIBW for this opportunity.http://www.wibw.com/content/news/My-Little-Valentine-spans-decades-to-tell-a-true-Kansas-story-391465771.html

Wanda and Naomi

Posted on Jun 15, 2016

KelLee, here is that picture I told you about. This is Aunt Wanda Parr, our son, Yancy Paine and my mother, Naomi Sumner, taken at a Mother’s day function we had at our church in Mayetta. Aunt Wanda saved the day when she helped a young mother with an overactive child. She took the child outside […]

Lynn Keller

Posted on Jun 2, 2016

Grandpa Keller taught himself to play the violin when he was in his 80s. His great grand nieces Sharon and Sheila Brennan played violin with him on several occasions. He lived to be 100 years old and a remarkable man. He loved Emma and his family. He was a very quiet, hard-working, humble, brilliant man. […]

Aunt Maude Thompson

Posted on May 13, 2016

This photo of Maude Thompson was taken by Sheila Brennan Wallace. Aunt Maude was married to Chris Thompson, whose brothers Nels and Ludwig were married to Grandpa Keller’s sisters, Alta and Ella. Nels and Alta were Sheila’s great grandparents. Aunt Maude hosted the ladies’ sewing circle over many years and made beautiful quilts. Many in […]

Wanda’s school photos

Posted on Apr 13, 2016

Wanda and her siblings attended Nieve School. It was a one room school house about an mile north of the Keller farm located on the Potawatomie Indian Reservation. Christina Thompson Bowers (Wanda’s cousin) was one of their teachers.   This is Wanda’s first grade. Her teacher was Miss Walker L to R: Lavern Thomas, Sarah Harrison, Lorene Thomas, […]