TAG : November 2007

Garden Clippings: Cranberries

Cranberry: An American originalBefore long, my plate will be piled high with all the fixin's - turkey, stuffing, potatoes and gravy, pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce. It's a traditional meal for a traditional American holiday. I've often wondered why cranberries were part of the tradition; after ...

On The Garden Path: Gage Park

When Guilford Gage died in 1899, his heirs donated what had been the family farm - 80 acres of land on Gage Boulevard between Sixth and 10th Streets - to the City of Topeka (Kan.). That gift was the beginning of Gage Park.The deed stated that the park was for 'the benefit of the health, comfort ...

Field trip to cranberry ‘factory’ brought new respect for mother

One autumn, sometime between Labor Day and Halloween, we kids bundled off to school, still happy and proud in our new school clothes, while Mom, clad in jeans and a flannel shirt, caught her carpool. Where did she go? What did she do? She'd gone to work at the cranberry 'factory,' and if it ...