|Opening document, probate file 4001 (Anna T. Deneke)|
Unfortunately I did not have time for photographing the files for the estates of the Deneke family (specifically Henry, Frank, Justina Helena, Willie, and Edwin L), the Butler family (Edward M), Boberg family (Anna, Henry), Lawrence E. Bulthaup, Helen C. Babb, Kohn family (Debra, John A.), Reinert family (Marie H., Peter A., Barbara, Anna M., Nikolaus, Margaret M., John N., Erma B., Wanda J., Joseph H., Fern O.), Steichen family (John, Dolorsa et al, Theresa), Streit family (Henry, George J., Conrad, Anna J., Catherine S , Gerard F., John H.), Gasper family (John P., Frank T., Mary S., Gertrude, E.G., Lawrence, Anton J., and Hilda), Gradig family (Adolph, Urban, Joseph, Margaret S.). So now I have a list for my next visit...
After the courthouse offices closed at 5:00 p.m., I went to South Mill Street, where the street dance was to be held. Everything was taken down; the party had been canceled because of rain. (Not a bad reason here in central Kansas, which has had fire hazard warnings.) I could hear the band for the event in the Eagles club, and I followed the sound. Inside were two classmates, Bear and Becky. We had a beer together as we talked. A guy came up to introduce himself—Jim Grotz—and ask about my brother Jim's present location and situation. I suggested to Bear and Becky that we head out for dinner, and we piled into Becky's car to go to a Tex-Mex restau at the edge of town. Before we finished our meal, two more friends showed up to join in the conversation, and we closed the evening at Charlotte's home.