Cousin Duck Goes to Topeka, Kansas

None of the Colorado Traveling Ducks have visited Kansas.     Mom’s friend, Tom and his son, Mike, took Cousin Duck to Topeka to the 140th reunion of Topeka Lutheran School.   Tom was a teacher there from 1971-1974.     They checked into a motel in Topeka, near the school, and Cousin Duck found something new.

What is on the pillow?

What is on the pillow?

What is this, he asked?     This is a mask for a CPAP machine.

Now I can sleep better

Now I can sleep better

Cousin Duck says he breathes better with this mask.   Driving around Topeka they found the house where Tom, Mike and the rest of the family lived in Topeka.

The humans lived here over 40 years ago.

The humans lived here over 40 years ago.

Big yard here.   They are now in the school, the home of the Topeka Lutheran Wildcats.

Am I a Wildcat?

Am I a Wildcat?

Cousin Duck now thinks he is a Wildcat.

A trophy

A trophy

Some of the former students are holding a trophy, won when they were teenagers.   Wildcat Duck likes Brad and Pam, his new friends.

Brad and Pam are Wildcat Duck's new friends

Brad and Pam are Wildcat Duck’s new friends

They were Tom’s former students.     Now what is this?

Paddles?

Paddles?

In the early 1970s students could be paddled if they misbehaved in school.   Mmmmm.   Sometimes a little persuasion teaches students valuable lessons.   The students that were paddled realized that maybe they deserved it and none were angry about things now.   For more information about this school, visit http://www.TopekaLutheran.org   Sunday, Tom and Mike, with the newly named Wildcat Duck visited Washburn University.

Wildcat Duck at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas

Wildcat Duck at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas

Across from the University is a great store.   They went into Time Machine Records and More.   Another former student, Brent, was there.   Look at this album from Freak Brothers.

Ducks love vinyl!

Ducks love vinyl!

Wildcat Duck really like the figures behind him.   This is the immensely popular band, KISS.

Wildcat Duck is with KISS

Wildcat Duck is with KISS

That is so perfect.   Everybody loves KISS.    For more information about this store visit http://www.timemachinerecordstopeka.com   We think Wildcat Duck had a great trip.   But it was time for them to leave Kansas and come back to Colorado.

Goodbye Kansas

Goodbye Kansas

Thanks for the trip Tom and Mike.   I, Wildcat Duck, had a great time.

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