My husbands going back
to work, the price of gasoline, using my schooling with economics to
help us survive makes for even more of a shut-in circumstance than I
have ever had. There are no complaints here. The beauty of the
neighborhood, loving friends, who call and invite me to eat out,
challenges on a daily basis to keep hope, all are conditions of my
Regardless of how
carefully progress in a conservative society is guarded, somehow or
another, I am gifted with a clue of what is happening with the people
outside my space.
“WOW! Do you see that?”
I exclaimed to my husband.
Crossing the road and
turning in front of us was a semi-truck pulling an extra long, flat,
“What is that?” I was
intrigued by what, was actually crossing our path.
“Looks like some sort
of huge propeller.” My husband commented.
“It is so big! I’ve
never seen anything so massive. Do you suppose it is connected with
the Kaw tribe. They said they were planning to set up a wind farm to
provide electricity. I heard them speak about installing it on
Chilocco land. Those people who are working with Chilocco now are very
closed mouth as far as I’m concerned. They know I report on activities
so they carefully clam up when speaking with me.
The wonderful fall
weather caused us to turn into a space where a temporary kind of
flower and sales for plants was established.
“Where’s the road to
turn?” Rodney was confused because of the street being rebuilt and
“Don’t worry, I’ll find
it.” I grinned. A bit of inconvience for a drive wasn’t bothering me.
Not when plants are involved.
We visited with the
friendly little woman who helped us find good buys for cabbages,
cheery fall mums, the latest development in crepe myrtles and while we
talked our eyes were drawn to another mammoth propeller being trucked
down the busy street.
“Do you know anything
about those?” I asked the woman.
“Well, not really.” She
replied. However, my husband is of the Kaw tribe and it might be an
involvement they have with building a wind farm.
“At Chilocco?” I
pressed for more information.
“Well, I don’t know
about that.” She was being careful.
“Hmmmmm!” I was more
than curious. To myself I thought, “Well, well, well! How
So you see, dear loved
Chilocco former students, I am still able to report to you, after a
fashion, about the goings on of events in and around our old campus.
By the way, there is a meeting at the Johnny Ray McCullah building on
the Kaw community, October 13, 2007. It is pot luck for lunch at noon.
The alumni meeting will be at One (1) o’clock.
Directions: At the stop
light in Newkirk, turn east and travel maybe a mile. Drive out of town
a short distance and you will see the Kaw community on the south (right)side
of the road. Chilocco Alumni, Associate Alumni, and anyone, interested
in what, is happening are welcome to come, enjoy a meal with us and
stay for the one o’clock meeting.