Kenya was never remotely on my bucket list. It was a place that in my wildest imaginings I never expected to be. The odds of my flying to Nairobi seemed about as likely as those of boarding a shuttle to Pluto.
Editor’s Note: Tim Woodward recently returned from Kenya, where he spent time at Caring Hearts High School and several primary schools. Donations from the Boise area support or help support all of the schools. This is the second of two stories from the trip.
Editor’s Note: Tim Woodward recently returned from Kenya, where he spent time with students, their sponsors and teachers at Caring Hearts High School. The school was founded by a Boisean and is largely supported by donations from Boise-area people. This is the first of two stories from his time there.
This is a few weeks late. I was committed to writing travel columns when he died. But I knew George Kennedy too long not to tell you about one of the most interesting and perplexing friends I’ve ever had.
My appearance is grim. I’m wearing a puce-colored robe over gray sweat pants with a blue and orange Bronco logo and a pink, Manley’s Cafe T-shirt. My feet are resplendent in fuzzy ankle socks, canary yellow. Dangling from my neck are glasses on a lanyard and a battery-powered reading light. My hair looks like I was electrocuted and lived.
Idaho World War II veteran John Joseph McCarthy, 92, was honored for his service in Guadalcanal and other battles — and the governor issued a proclamation making Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, John McCarthy Day. It was all part of the Warbird Roundup at the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa.
WWII Idaho vet honored for his service
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Boise State football Fall Fan Fest
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