Seriously though, some of these columns were very well done and made me smile to think how far back my heritage in the newspaper business goes. KWIBS, of some form, has been a part of Kansas newspaper history for close to 75 years now, with a few years of gaps in between.It dawned on me last week that my grandpa wrote KWICK KWIBS for 24 years. for 12 years and I have written KWIBS for over 27 years now. Possibly, there are over 3,000 columns with the name "KWIBS" on them.I miss those days at the Index and I miss those folks I worked with. One day several years ago Doris found a snippet my dad wrote in February of 1976, "I have been toying with the idea of starting a personal column for the Index for the past three years," he wrote.Dad was also "toying around" with the title KWICK KWIBS, Jr.They were pretty terrible and my dad was pretty mad when he came back and saw that I had written KWICK KWIBS, Jr. He let me continue to write, but then eventually sold the newspaper and moved to Missouri.I hope that wasnt an indicator at how badly my first columns were, but I was able to keep the column for another six months or so, before it got axed by the new owners of the Index.I usually fantasize that its my bank account balance.
But seriously folks, Jess has been great to work with and I wish her the best of luck! I dont expect her to get a Pulitzer anytime soon, but with some practice, shes going to be a great addition to The Gyp Hill Premiere. Along with Bree, we get our Granddaughter Baylee for half the day in the office.It goes along well with her decision to go back to school and get a degree in teaching.Im super-proud of the work she did for us for almost a year now. I cant write about them, but she totally understands what Im talking about.I didnt really care and started flipping until she yelled, "Beauty and the Beast! I clicked it and expected to be asleep within a few minutes. With each court filing, I try my best to put it into plain English so that you can process it.It was a 2 hour movie redone recently on the basis of the Disney cartoon that from 1987-2008 I had watched more than 100 times with my daughter Breeann. Every motion, memorandum or rulings are just small pieces of a complex process that our community must go through to get to the end.Jessica Wright is moving to greener pastures - or hallways of chaos, either way you look at it.Jess is going to the Grade School to work as a Para.Today my job is simply to present you with the most current information, without inserting my opinion.I hope I do that, while honoring this process of law. It was just the flu, but it felt like much worse than H1NDeath-whatever-it-was.... I thought maybe Ronda was going to put a pillow over my head, but she didnt want to be anywhere near me. Thats how I felt while suffering through the latest plague to strike our area.