“I don’t want everyone to think I’m some damned old tooty,” he said then. “I’m not some old man playing a fiddle without a bow, you know.”
The 2008 story focused on Lenahan’s roll as local historian — he’d written three books about the history of Tonganoxie.
He was quite the storyteller, as daughter, Beckie Myers, recalled.
“He said he never lies, he only fabricates,” Myers said with a laugh.
Beyond the tall tales, however, were recollections of history.