Last year at this time, my mom was opening over 100 birthday cards. It was an old fashion card party, and I still think about it and smile. Like I said (that's what my mom always says) last year, my mother is the Queen of writing letters and sending cards.....so she deserved some herself. And she surely got them! I'm thankful the Lord saw it fit to give my mother one more year of life. I needed her this year, and she was always there to listen and help.
My mom hasn't always been old. She once had two little girls. This house , which is on a corner in Great Bend, is still there. It's where I first remember things. Like swing-sets, kittens, bubble gum, guppies, and somebody feeding me a tomato when I was in a high-chair, and sunlight was coming in the kitchen window. ( I like sunlight).....We ate cake and watermelon on this porch, ran in the sprinklers in this yard....and could walk two houses down to visit my Granny.
Happy Birthday Kansas! I grew up knowing my state's birthday, because it was on the same day as my mom's! Maybe go look up what day your state became a state (and learn something) so your whole day won't be a waste.