June 2013

George and Sally's Blue Moon diner at the Gilmore Car Museum

The Gilmore Car museum holds an array of amazing automobiles like Pierce Arrow, Cadillac, Model A’s and even a rare Tucker, but they also offer a fun dining experience. While visiting the museum, I wrestled up a booth and ordered a tuna salad sandwich, and a coke in an old fashioned coke bottle inside the […]

Barn at the beautiful Gilmore Car Museum

This car museum outside the city of Kalamazoo, Michigan was home to a tractor show the last weekend of June. The Gilmore Car museum which sits on 90 acres offers over 300 vintage automobiles trucks and motorcycles. Started in 1963, the museum began when Donald Gilmore’s wife Genevieve gave him a car for his birthday. […]

Huber Museum a place where Huber is King

If like Jane Aumann and I you like all things Huber, yu will enjoy a visit to the Huber Museum. We were there for a book signing for our children’s Farm Book about a Huber tractor and enjoyed the massive array of items at this museum and how well it is laid aout and all […]

Harding Remains-photo by Keith Ladage

Warren G. Harding was the 29th President of the United States. He and his wife, Florence Harding are buried in this beautiful tomb that looks like a Grecian monument. The tomb is located on 10 acres in Marion, Ohio.

President Harding's Home, a Marion Ohio legacy-picture by Keith Ladage

Marion Ohio is a pretty town. Known as the home of the Huber tractor, and later the Marion Shovel, Marion is also where Warren G. Harding, the 29th President, ran his front porch campaign for President. The home is open for tour and offers more than 5,000 original items, including 300 from the White House. […]

Church at the Macoupin County Historical Society Grounds Pulls you in

During the Memorial Day weekend at the Macoupin County Historical society spring festival, I took a minute to walk into this beautiful church on the grounds. Even though this building has been there for years, I don’t recall taking the time to look. It is so easy to get caught up in the hurry and […]

Ripley's Believe It or Not in Baltimore's Inner Harbor

This was my first stop at a Ripley’s Believe It or Not. I found myself morbidally fascinated by the sites in their odditorium. The famous newspaperman started a trend of interest in all things different. I enjoyed the eclectic items and think everyone should stop at one time or another!

Historic Ships museum, living history in baltimore

Fascinated with the history of Boston’s Inner Harbor, my friend Rose and I toured the Historic Ships Museum where we visited a few of the ships including the 1854 Sloop-of-War Constellation and the World War II submarine the USS Torsk. This museum had special meaning to both Rose and I since my father served in […]

Baltimore's Inner Harbor- Take a boat ride!-photo by Rose Hammitt

Probably the best way to learn the history of Baltimore and abour the War of 1812, also called the Forgotten War is to take a boat cruise. My friend Rose and I had the honor of riding with Captain Garry Domnisse on the National Anthem Tour by the Sea where we learned about how the […]

Fun art!

Baltimore’s American Visionary Art Museum (http://www.avam.org ) is amazing. Folk art, glass art and more are included in this eclectic museum. On a sheet sharing information about the museum they have a quote, “These works are charged with everything that can be asked of a work of art: burning mental tension, uncurbed invention, and ecstasy […]