Leona on July 4, 1924

Posted on Mar 28, 2016

This is a photo of Leona on July 4, 1924. She would be a little over a month pregnant with Mother. 

Friends who have shared their photos

Posted on Mar 28, 2016

Thank you to all who have shared your photos! Click on ” Read More” if photos don’t show when you open.

Leona’s Family

Posted on Mar 27, 2016

These are all photos of Leona’s family.Back Row: Leona Hendrickson, Louis Hendrickson (brother), Anna Hendrickson (mother), Iva Cusick (niece) Front Row: Lola Cusick (niece), Dale Hendrickson (brother), Goldie Hendrickson (sister)Leona’s brother Dale (Bud), Wanda, Leona, Millie (Dale’s wife)Ruby is Leona’s sister-in-law. (Louis’ wife)Lee, Betty (Orville’s wife), Orville (nephew), Wanda, Leona Front row: Darlene (niece), Geren […]

Wanda and Lee’s Friends and Traveling Companions

Posted on Mar 27, 2016

Wanda and Lee loved to travel and had some great friends and traveling companions as mentioned in MLV.  Just some of their traveling companions were John and Ann Sage, Leonard and Emily Dodge, Don and Ivaleu Miller, Harold and Letha Reser, and Charles and Delores Tanksley.  The Millers and Parrs went to Jamaica in 1977.Yes, […]

Mother’s best friend, Genevieve Grace Matyak

Posted on Mar 27, 2016

Wanda and Genevieve were best friends all through high school and all of life. It was a special friendship Wanda so cherished.     Genny and Wanda at Uncle John Keller’s house during high school. Wanda stayed with Uncle John and Aunt Winnie during high school.  Genny and Wanda eating watermelon. Looks like a contest. 🙂 […]


Posted on Mar 26, 2016

Thank you for visiting my blog. I am excited to share with you about the story of my mother and grandmother. It brought me great joy to revisit some wonderful memories and also to create some events how I would imagine they happened from things my mother and grandmother shared in the past. I hope you enjoy the book.

Esther Phillips Headrick

Posted on Mar 24, 2016

I received an email from Esther Phillips Headrick asking me about my book. She shared she had heard my interview on KMAN radio and the fact my mother was adopted in 1925 from a home in Kansas City jumped out at her. You see, Esther was born in September of 1929 in Kansas City, Missouri. […]

My grandparents great friends Howard and Elizabeth Houck- Photos of the Houck Picnic and the Sewing Circle Group

Posted on Mar 20, 2016

Howard and Elizabeth Houck were very close friends of Grandpa and Grandma Keller. Great memories of the Houck Picnic every summer.  Janice and Louie Nash stopped in Rossville 1975 to visit Howard and Elizabeth. Jan and Louie were just home from honeymoon and moving to Lubbock, Texas so stopped to say good bye.   Photos taken […]

Two Peas in a Separated Pod

Posted on Mar 20, 2016

Two Peas In A Separated Pod is a true story. Take a journey with two women on the road to discoveries and realizations. Jeannie and Carole write about their lives growing up. Each is unaware of the other. Jeannie is raised in the Bronx, New York. She grows up knowing that she is adopted and […]

Lisa Ward

Posted on Mar 20, 2016

This is Lisa Ward from Manhattan, Kansas. After hearing about MLV, Lisa shared that she was adopted in Topeka through a Lutheran service in the 1960s. Amazingly, she was adopted on Valentine’s Day, so this is a very special day for her and her family. Lisa has not tried to locate her birth mother but […]