A recent trip with my bookclub to historic Cottonwood Falls Kansas, a jewel of a small town set right in the center of the Flint Hills, set my pulse to racing and my heart to pattering, as I was able to view some very fine architectural details in the Chase County Courthouse as well as tour a beautiful turn of the century farmhouse.
What more could an architecture junkie ask for?
The courthouse, which is currently undergoing an extensive renovation features some massive trim. The windows have deep sills that are set into the thick limestone walls of the 1872 building.
Where, if you don't stop for a piece of pie at the Emma Chase Cafe, with your friend and your other friend... you might as well not have come in the first place!
The main event of the day for me, was touring the childhood home of my friend Nancy, of Three Blondes and the Law.
And our love will live on in my heart... like a quiet burning ember of love... stricken through by the cruel arrow of fate... but still beating, beating, beating... and yes still... throbbing, throbbing, throbbing.... and still quivering, quivering, quivering... like a green gelatin salad... with sweet little marshmallows inside... quivering in love... quaking in love... until the sands of time are no more.
Fare thee well my love.