December 2015

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This is the day, the day for making plans for the New Year and thinking about where to go and what to do.  Have you made plans for a winter get-away?  Do you have plans for a family summer outing or as a friend of mine has a long awaited honeymoon on the Spanish Rivera? […]

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many […]

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If you love John Deere tractors, memorabilia, tours etc. mark your calendar and start planning to attend the 2016 Gathering of the Green. The show only comes around once every two years and it goes by like a flash of lightening.  Now is the time to secure hotel rooms, register for the show and tours. […]

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Trucks were big at the Half Century of Progress

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Farm equipment comes in all makes and models and types and one of the most important pieces of machinery on the farm is the truck. Whether talking grain truck, pick up or farm jeep, the truck is the backbone of farming operations, getting the farmer and his or her crops from place to place. Mike […]

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German based Detamoso watches are a man’s man watch.  The watch is no light weight.  I received the wonderful Machineer model from this Detamoso, a German company, to review.  I was interested in the watch because when traveling it is important to be on time so I always enjoy wearing a watch to keep myself […]

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Widow at Windsor antiques to savor

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Last night during the holiday walk in downtown Springfield, we wondered into the lovely Widow at Windsor Antiques where each piece whether you are talking furniture, paintings, jewelry or unique items fits into the term “statement piece”.  Walking around, my husband, brother-in-law and sister-in-law were all oohing and aahing thinking just where an item may […]

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A piece of art goes on the auction block

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  Who among us doesn’t remember the Beverly Hillbillies?  For years I have traveled to the Florida Flywheelers winter show in Avon Park and looked with awe at this lovely sculpture, along with another fascinating car called “the Travelers”.   I have written about it before in my blog back in 2011.  Now though, the lovely […]

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The Springfield holiday walk brings Christmas cheer!

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The song Silver Bells opens with what I saw last night, “City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style, in the air there’s a feeling of Christmas…” My husband and I along with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law headed to Springfield to shop, walk and of course dine and found the streets of Springfield, Illinois  all […]

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A Christmas Tea at Edwards Place

Part of what makes the holidays the holidays for me is attending a few festive events during the Christmas season.  While I love to travel both near and far, this event took place right in the Land of Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois.  I have been trying to take advantage of some of the wonderful history […]

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Branson for the holidays, a look back.

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It had been over a decade since I was in Branson, but when I learned that my mom’s favorite, Johnny Mathis was coming to town, we hit the road.  We traveled to Branson the weekend before Thanksgiving and much to my surprise, Christmas had arrived already in this Ozark Mountain town. Visitors were first drawn to […]

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