October 7, 2014

Head for the water and the boatel!

My brother in law Wayne used to sing the praises of a place called the Boatel that was located in Naples, Illinois along the Illinois River. I never got a chance to venture that way and enjoy the fabled catfish before this cultural icon suffered a blazing fire that it could not recover from. This […]

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I’ve been reading a historical romance and in the book they speak of posting a letter, by messenger.  It is hard to imagine what life would have been like without the trusty post office or the advent of email and texting to get your message across and the long wait to hear from a loved […]

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