Tuesday 20th of September 2011 08:15 AM
By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Reporter
Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
September 9, 2011
It was one of those moments when I was at the right place at the right time.
But maybe it's more than that. Maybe it's having eyes that are open to see the beauty instead of just passing it by.
It also helps to have a husband who is willing to pull off the road and wait ... patiently ... no questions asked.
Sometimes I do get to places just when God is ready
to have somebody click the shutter.
This old elevator is on 4th Street west of Hutchinson. It's the road we most often travel to get to the "big city" of Hutchinson. On the south side of the elevator, it says, "Thos. Rayl, 1915." At a roadside stop on top of what's known as Rayl's Hill, there's a historical marker telling about President Warren Harding's visit to cut wheat in 1923.
It's not the first time I've used the old elevator as a backdrop.
And it probably won't be the last.
September 2009I figure there will be other opportunities. After all, it's been decorating the landscape for almost 100 years now.