March Comes in Like a Lion


They say that March comes in like a lion. That was certainly the case in 1949. In Stafford, Kansas, the wind was howling, snow was piling up, and the whole town was in the middle of a true blizzard. Don Minnis (Donald Frank Minnis, born April 3, 1917) was sitting on a wooden bench in the hallway of the Stafford County Hospital. It was 9:30 P.M. His wife Mary (Mary Elizabeth Guhl, born September 20, 1927) was with the doctor and nurse, delivering their first child, a girl they’d name Mary Madon.


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