“Try to remember the kind of September, when life was slow and oh so mellow.”
I can still hear my mother singing these lyrics in the kitchen of our white two-story farm home. She would sing or hum this melodious tune as she prepared a beef roast or made a banana cream pie. That song has been covered by dozens of artists, but none had the aromatic advantage of fresh baked bread wafting from the kitchen as it was sung. How fitting, a song about September coinciding with this issue of Kansas Country Living.
I was recently in a local pharmacy that still maintains the old-time soda fountain. The personable lady behind the counter was making a customer a vanilla malt and for another customer she mixed up a Green River. She commented how much she looks forward to every new issue of Kansas Country Living. She also mentioned that as we grow in age and maturity we tend to remember and reminisce more and more of days gone by.
I find myself doing exactly the same thing. Even with my propensity to think about days gone by I thrive on news, current events and new ideas.
So often, printed material is the answer for my thirst for information. In the past several months I’ve heard many people mention to me, just as she did, about how they enjoy Kansas Country Living from cover to cover. It has really impressed me with all the comments I’ve received.
This magazine is a cost-effective communication tool for Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (KEC). It provides information on a variety of subjects pertaining primarily to news and articles about the rural electric industry. Communication, safety, education, and governmental relations are key components of KEC. They are all vital in many ways to electric and power consumers. They are all like a cooperative within a cooperative. Individually each one is extremely important in the job they do. Collectively they are working for distribution cooperatives and their members statewide.
Communication in whatever form provides information to readers that affect our daily lives. Kansas Country Living brings it all together!
Terry Hobbs is the board president for Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. He is also a member of Western Cooperative Electric’s Board of Trustees in WaKeeney.