Tuesday, October 29, 2013


I'm not sure what is going on in Paradise.
You can decide! 
Front Row - Jill Stoughton, Mona Hosington, Bonnie Thompson
Back Row - Susan Pelton, Joleen Lawson 
I'm sure you can pick out which is which.
It looks like the gals are having a great time!

Sunday, October 20, 2013


I am just guessing by looking at facebook, but I am thinking that Karen (Hudnall) Jakub (Class of 1960) and Connie (Hudnall) Jahnke (Class of 1962) are celebrating both of their birthday's at once.  Their birthday's are Oct. 2 and Oct 10th.
Connie came back to Kansas and they seemed to spend a lot of time in Buhler, Kansas at Lavon's Bakery. 
They both agree - Yummy Home Cooking! 
I'm sure we all agree - Beautiful Sister's!

This is what they posted.
"Connie and Karen's new favorite restaurant in Buhler, Kansas. Lavon's Bakery: Bierocks, potato salad, Coke, and the best coconut cream pie west of the Mississippi. Lots of other foods too! She's a sweetie!"

 A picture of Lavon's Bakery

Friday, October 11, 2013



His family had a fun reception at KCI when he arrived home. Then when they arrived home the neighbors and Jeff's family had "Welcome Home" signs and yellow ribbons up and down their street with flags on the driveway.
Over 30 friends in the neighborhood were lining the streets as Jeff and his family drove on to their street. Their house was decorated with posters made by his 3 boys and his wonderful wife.

What a fabulous homecoming for Jeff!

Jeff with Sara and the boys, his Mom & Dad. Janette & Richard;
Jeff's sister Chele and her friend Russ;
Jeff's Grandma Garnett,  Great Aunt Violet; Great Uncle Frosty;
Jeff's cousins: Trudy, Paul, and Lauryn Hurley and Bill & Stasha Case
and good friend Teri Messer. 

I received information that unless you are on facebook, you can not view these photos.
I will try to put them on a few at a time and put the ones that are of our Paradise "People".
Everyone of them just melt your heart.  What a lovely family.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013



Delbert Eugene Landis

Delbert (Deb) Eugene Landis, 97, Wichita, formerly of Fairport went to be with his heavenly father and his bride of nearly 71 years on Monday, October 07, 2013, at the Life Care Center of Wichita.

He was born March 16, 1916, in Rose Hill to David Delta and Alta Mary (Gagan) Landis. His family moved to Fairport, Kansas in 1925 where he attended grade and high school. He was a pumper for Sohio Oil Company (Standard Oil of Ohio) until his retirement in 1975. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving at the end of WWII and a member of the American Legion.

He married Veta Lorene Robertson on September 7, 1940 and they lived in Fairport until 2002 when they moved to Russell until 2011. They then moved to Wichita to be near their daughter Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 71 years, Veta, his parents, 4 brothers, Waldo, Francis (Jiggs), Ardine and Russell, one sister Talma. He was also preceded in death by 2 sons, D. Charles and Delmar Landis.

Survivors include his daughter Virginia Maddox and husband Kenneth, Wichita: son Donald Landis, Bethany, OK; three grandsons David Maddox, Dale Maddox and David Landis; one granddaughter Denise Maddox; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and many friends.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine. Burial will be in the Fairport Cemetery, located eleven miles north of Gorham, Kansas. The family will receive friends from 9:30 am until service time on Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com

Our hearts and our prayers go out to Don (Class of 1963) and Virginia (Class of 1961). 
This has been such a difficult 2 years for them. 


Monday, October 7, 2013


Helen (Dodson) Burger
was 95
October 5th

 Helen and her youngest daughter on her birthday.
Loa (Copp) Gordon - Loa's grandson, Micah  - Loa's husband, Paul - Loa's son Christopher.
Seated - Helen (Dodson) Burger
If you would like to send her a card or a letter send it to . . . . .
Helen Burger
1570 S.W. Westport Drive
Apt 606
Topeka, Ks. 66604
 This photo was taken a few months ago.  I have been waiting to get an original photo (since this is a newspaper picture and is fuzzy) but I haven't followed through all my leads to get a picture.
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Saturday, October 5, 2013


Jeff's homecoming back in the USA.
Sara met him as he got off his plane.
How beautiful! 
Thank You Jeff for serving our country
Thank You Lord for bringing him safely home.
Jeff went to Gulf Port in Nov. for training (for Afghanistan).  He got to go home for Christmas, but then left again to finish his training at Gulf Port.  He left for Afghanistan in March and has been there all this time.  Over 200 military guys & gals came back to Norfolk at the same time he did. 
Jeff and Sara have 3 boys and this was a busy time for her - being a Mommy and Daddy and keeping up with them.  She seems very efficient and does everything with pride.

Jeff and Sara have been doing some sight seeing and visiting scenic places.
They had fun at Busch Gardens, had dinner at Captain George's Seafood Restaurant in Virginia Beach with their Uncle Bobby Ross, and at 2:00 pm-10-05-13 they were outside the gates at the White House, with some of his other See Bee buddies, protesting the initial closing of military sites to our American Military. So sad to see that our Military - whom we are so proud of and Thankful for - have NO influence on decisions like that. Our Military are taking out many years of their lives to keep us safe at the same time that our government is acting like a bunch numbskulls.  Shame on them! 
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