Plans Evaporate Into A Dose Of Real Life

by Kevin Burton    One day at the Ohio State School for the Blind, my roommates and I put a sign on our door: “No houseparents allowed.”    We were two fourth graders and a third grader, establishing boundaries, setting up rules.    In due time the houseparent, Kitty Thomason, walked by and read our …

Leaving Comfort Zone, Finding True Love

by Kevin Burton    When we started a beep baseball team in Wichita, my then girlfriend-now wife Jeannette was issued uniform number 5.    Why? Glad you asked.     It’s anniversary week with the Burtons. Ten years ago yesterday we tied the knot after five years of dating.  I’ve talked about this from several angles, …

Wedding Bells Are Music To My Ears

by Kevin Burton    Songwriters Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich were married in 1962. The next year they wrote “Chapel Of Love,” perhaps the most famous pop song about a wedding.    In 1964 The Dixie Cups took Chapel of Love to number one on the Hot 100, where the song enjoyed a three-week honeymoon. …

The 110th Anniversary Of The Oreo Cookie

by Kevin Burton    The legendary American treat Oreo cookie has its 110th birthday Monday.    I don’t mean our personal Burton-owned Oreo cookies.  They are not that old but they have been in the pantry for a while.    On the previous granddaughter visit we attempted but did not complete, creation of an altogether …

My New And Improved Wedding Vows

by Kevin Burton    We’re up to nine now, the bride and I. Nine years of marriage, and counting, as of today.     There was so much to do in the days leading up to the wedding.  Jeannette was a lot better about being on task on list, making things happen.     One thing I …