Our trip will include the True/False film Festival in Columbia, MO, Katie performing in an opera, The Crucible by Robert Ward, a visit to Pittsburgh State University, KS, where Shirley was a "Danny Grad" (a campus religious counselor sponsored by the Danforth Foundation) in 1954, and a visit to the Ransome Center Library in Austin, TX which houses the Knopf Publishing Co. archives - to do research on Ellen's father's manuscript that he was contracted to publish with Knopf. And, of course, our usual stops in Bartlett, IL with the "Elgin gang" - my brother's family - and at least ten days in Wyoming with Paul, Jenny and Max. After Wyoming, we'll return to attend a performance of the Missouri University Singers - of which Katie is a member - at the Kauffmann Performing Arts Center in Kansas City. So it will be a full, rich, trip. And who knows what surprises may be in store.
|Shirley and me in Pittsburg, KS, March 1955|
|Kauffmann Center in Kansas City|