August 2015 Publisher's Letter

As the leaves settle around us, we hardly realize that we have also settled into the routine of fall. School schedules, football games, crock pot dinners, and whatever else feels good on cool sunny days. We are just beginning to relax after the mad rush that comes with school starting. But if you look a few weeks down the road, it’s already Thanksgiving! This is a fun time with family and friends: eating, sitting by the fire, playing games, watching holiday specials and football games on TV, or just reminiscing about the past.

Speaking of football and the past, the November issue has a little of both. November is the home issue but I suppose it’s how you interpret it. When I think of home, I think of being young again and home in the Catskill Mountains. Since I’ve been in Tulsa for 25 years, I wondered what it would be like to go home to Tulsa. This cover picture of driving along Route 66 towards Tulsa gave me some ideas. We have a wonderful article on the revival of Route 66 as well as some of the businesses along there. Since TU is on Route 66 and it’s football season, why not get to know the new coach? We also have some ideas for upgrading your tile and stone, just in time for the holidays or taking in some shows and enjoying all that Tulsa has to offer. But if you have to get out of town, there is a great road trip that you can read about before you go.

Happy November and Happy Thanksgiving!

Kathy Slemp, Publisher

On the Cover: Route 66 is a unique part of Tulsa’s history and our town’s identity, connecting us with the past as well as other communities along its path. Photography by Chris Humphrey