Overheard: Kansas Day edition

Kansas Day, which marks the admission of Kansas as free state into the Union, is celebrated every January 29th.  It’s a big deal around here, and it’s covered extensively in the local schools.

Ava: “Mom, I know what the state motto is. Ad Astra per Aspera. It means ‘to the stars through difficulty.’ LITERALLY.”

Hearing her literal interpretation reminded me of another play on the motto–one Bryan jokingly submitted as a potential tagline for his company. His idea was Ad Astra per Aspirin, meaning, of course, “to the stars through pharmaceuticals.”

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