October 2016

Happy Halloween wherever you may roam

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The leaves they are a skittering Falling like a dervish to the ground. The trees are sighing loudly It’s Hallowed Eve all around. My black cat is on his porch swing His yellow eyes aglow Little ones are donning their costumes Gathering candy to and fro. I gave my love a card now A silly […]

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Pike County's Civil War Flag & Historic Museums!

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The 3rd weekend of October is a special time in Illinois’s Pike County. The Fall Color Drive brings visitors to this county known for their large white-tail deer population.  While that is a draw, I also found that the county and Pittsfield in particular has a lot of history. With field work almost wrapped up,we took the […]

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Fall Harvest Auction Brings

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Auctions offer an opportunity to obtain items you are looking for, they are a social experience a chance to see old friends and they offer an opportunity to see rare and different old iron. This was true at the recent Fall Harvest Auction held  October 21 and 22, 2016 at Aumann Auctions in Nokomis, Illinois.  […]

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A Tour of Voss Pecans Top Ten Things I learned!

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I love pecans and when I got the chance to go on a tour of Voss Pecans, the only commercial pecan farm in Illinois I jumped.  The tour went on all day, with nut growers coming in the morning, and Trees Forever Members touring in the afternoon.  Keith and I came to the afternoon session […]

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The Mooney Collection, an art offering at the Charles City, Iowa Public Library

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It is quite amazing to find a world class art collection on display at a public library, but that is just what the Charles City Public Library in Charles City, Iowa has to offer.  They have a gallery that the public can come and enjoy. The exhibit includes 77 old master prints from the collection […]

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