A Very KANSAS Clink

Clink from Kansas on a mild, cool and quiet Sunday. Yesterday was Kansas day and as a state we celebrate the day when Kansas entered the union as the 34th state on January 29th, 1861. That makes this year our 161st birthday. Our state capital is Topeka. But its biggest City is Wichita with a population of 389,877. Kansas got its name from the Kansa people. The name comes from the Siouan-language phrase meaning, people of the south wind. So, Kansas roughly translates to the Sioux word meaning “people of the south wind”. We do not lack Wind for certain, but we also do not have air quality issues either. I named my Garden WindRose, a WindRose is a map sailors use to navigate with the winds instead of against them. I love this state, our strong caring people, our communities, the rolling flint hills, lakes and our endless day or night sky views. I only found out years ago that my Great, Great Grandparents were actually early pioneers to Kansas and in my garden I honor their pilgrimage and memory. My roots were here long before I ever knew it and they had a dream for their family long before the Clink. Praying everyone finds a place to call home, sets down roots and grows a beautiful legacy and life. YM-OM

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