Mary Traffas

Mary (Gulli) Traffas died on Holy Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Pratt, Kansas early Saturday morning.  There was a full Pink Easter Moon, a symbol of rebirth, to light her way. She was born to Gertrude and Joseph Gulli on April 18, 1922. With her eight siblings, she grew up in Washington D.C., the political… Continue reading Mary Traffas

Two years

For me, it’s been two years. On nights. Two years since school was over. Two years working the “dream job.” Two years since the last time I got a full night’s sleep. And two years since I got to tell my dad I did something. He shook his head when I told him and said… Continue reading Two years


Today, Michael bought me flowers. I wasn’t sure why at first. Why should he remember this day? I hadn’t brought it up and he didn’t known me back then. But they were there, sitting on my dresser with a happy sticky note. A gentle reflection, kinder than the litany of memories refusing to cease fire… Continue reading Flowers

Collection of letters

Of the days I remember, I will always revisit June 3 as the most significant. The most poignant. Last year at this time I had graduated college, I had been offered my dream job in the ER, I had moved into my own place in Wichita and I was consumed by excitement and nervousness over… Continue reading Collection of letters

Brian Traffas

Brian Traffas, 59, died June 4, 2012, at Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital, Medicine Lodge, Kan. He was born Feb. 24, 1953, in Medicine Lodge, the son of Vincent and Mary (Gulli) Traffas. A lifetime resident of Sharon, Kan., he was a farmer. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Sharon, Kan. On May 22, 1976, he married… Continue reading Brian Traffas

Sad news

Sister M. Vincetta Traffas Jan. 7, 1920 – Dec. 8, 2010 MISHAWAKA – Sister M. Vincetta Traffas, OSF, 90, of the Sisters of St. Francis passed away Wednesday in Our Lady of Angels Convent. She is survived by two sisters, Agnes Eck and Anne Bohrer, both of Kansas. She was preceded in death by eight… Continue reading Sad news

Engaged to be Married

On October 17, 2009 at Ocean Beach in San Francisco,  Aaron Traffas asked Diane Michelle Poe to be his wife. Diane is the daughter of Edgar and Debra Poe of Oakley, KS. Aaron is the son of Brian and Marilyn Traffas of Sharon, KS. I said YES to Aaron’s proposal and we are very excited… Continue reading Engaged to be Married

May to September

WOW! The summer definitely went very quickly and now I find myself in the middle of September! So much has happened since I last wrote anything on here. On May 17th I graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Life and Community Service. It feels so great to be… Continue reading May to September