Poems and Stories written by my Grandparents, Webster and Maggie Baker during the 1880s brings that part of History to life.Maggie was 18 and Webster 23 when Webster’s dad moved his family to Kansas to Homestead. Webster had to leave his girl friend back in Indiana. That is the heart ache behind the poem “Separation”. How he came back and married his formal sweetheart is part of the story.My dad, Chester Baker, grew up on this Sugar Maple farm and he had many adventures as a farm boy in the early Nineteen Hundreds. How he lost his pig down a sink hole and was able to retrieve it is part of history.Many of the stories of Mitchell were written by Jack Colglazier.My life as an airplane pilot brings history to the modern day. I was able to fl y my plane from the Pacific to the Atlantic, from Alaska to Florida and many places in between. My experience of racing airplanes is unique and very different from the normal way of life.
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Gift of the Past
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