I have lived all over the United States — from the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans, white with foam — I’ve unpacked moving boxes. In fact, you know you get around a lot when there are multiple moving stickers on the underside of your furniture. I considered it the suburban version of carbon dating.
Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year. Everyone who donates before Christmas Eve will be entered in a drawing for a football autographed by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.
We had been postponing the inevitable for over two years. When we eventually acquiesced, the reality was not far from the expected: anxiety, pain, loss of sleep … and that was just for me, what my teen daughter, Bekah, had to endure was worse.
While I could never be mistaken for a sports fan, the Royals’ glorious winning season soothed my soul for reasons far beyond a potent desire to have them beat the formidable San Francisco Giants in the World Series: It meant I got to commune in spirit with my late husband, Richard, for a lovely moment suspended in time.
You know those families that fall into a perfect pose the second a camera is pointed at them? When their Christmas card arrives, you know that they went with the collage-style because they couldn’t choose just one terrific photo? That it was impossible for them to choose a single well-posed photo from a sea of well-posed photos chronicling their adventures, the beauty of their family and the many achievements of the past year?