March 2017

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April 19 through Sunday, April 23, at the Memorial Coliseum, over 50,000 women will head to Fort Wayne, Indiana to shop for some of the best discounts on Vera Bradley’s signature products during the Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale, and my mom and I will be part of the crowd!  When I received the opportunity for […]

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Spring, a Poem

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Tied up hair, Bare legs Sandals and painted toes. Dresses, swirling around the knees and the sound of the bullfrog calling from the creek Twilight fades Soft warm breezes A camp fire in our tire hub The call of children The meow of our cat Twining between our legs Catching us off balance Spring The […]

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Cubs VS Cardinals: The Rivalry a new exhibit heating up baseball fervor at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

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With the Cubs World Series win in 2016, anyone in Illinois knows all about the rivalry between the Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals.  What they may not know though is that there is a new exhibit dedicated to this rivalry at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM). The new display is giving […]

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The Truth About Sojourner Truth- Lessons from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

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Yesterday, I was at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library to preview the Cubs VS Cardinals, The Rivalry, a new exhibit. While there, I met an amazing woman, Patricia Jane Davis who was in character as Sojourner Truth. Davis portrays the part of Truth with great clarity and is a historian on the subject of this […]

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A rolling legacy museum, a tribute to George Shaw

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At this year’s Sublette Toy Show, Jerry Shaw was set up with his rolling display, a literal museum that can go from place to place.  Jerry’s museum is a tribute, a legacy to his father, George Shaw.  Jerry brought the display, a trailer filled with memorabilia from his father’s trucking business that spanned 50 years […]

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Emergency Services keep us safe while on the road.

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While on the road it is nice to know that there are emergency crews available that have our backs.  For Keith and  we often travel to rural areas and in northern Illinois there is a medevac helicopter dedicated to those less traveled areas along the I-80 corridor and beyond.  I had the opportunity to interview […]

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The Abraham Lincoln Statue in Bunker Hill, a Thank You for Civil War Service.

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I had heard there was a lovely statue in Bunker Hill so my husband Keith and the grandkids went to check it out.  There is something about a statue that moves me and this one happens to be of Illinois’ favorite son, Honest Abe.  I must admit the grandeur of the statue is unexpected.  The  lovely […]

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Trying on a new travel persona with Divatress

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This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. Part of the beauty of travel is the getting away from your usual environment.  In a new place we can put on a whole new persona, what fun to try out one of the beautiful human hair wigs from Divatress.  One day I could wear the […]

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The strength of love, a traveling tractor story

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Okay, I admit, this isn’t a tractor, but rather an Indiana Mule single cylinder cultivator that the story is about.  Well, the story is really about love that transcends and the importance of keeping a promise.  At this year’s Florida Flywheeler show, Barbara Roby, along with help from her daughter Catherine Roby traveled from York, […]

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Chicamaugua Battle Field, a reminder that our freedom is not free.

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This tower is one of the many memorials that fill the expansive Chickamauga Battle Field.  Traveling south with our friends the Elliotts, we thought we would make a quick stop at the visitors center and drive through the battle field park to learn about the story of this what happened here during the War Between […]

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