May 2017

Civil War History in Kinston

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The Civil War took its toll on the town of Kinston, North Carolina.  Jan Parson of the Kinston Chamber of Commerce shared information on the hosted tour I was part of.  Jan explained that the state of North Carolina was really on the fence when it came to the War.  “We didn’t want to be in the war.  […]

Memorial Day kindness touches hearts -Picture by Bobbie Meidel

Memorial Day is a day for remembering those who served, and those we love. This past Memorial Weekend, a friend Bobbie Meidel went to visit a relative’s grave at Cradle Land in Calvary Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. When she arrived, she saw 75 windmills and about 50 little flags decorating almost every small grave.  She […]

Remembering Memorial Day

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Memorial Day weekend is all about barbeques and festivals and family, but when Memorial Day comes around don’t forget the meaning of the day in all of the festivities.  This morning during my daily walk with my mom, we stopped by the Veteran’s Memorials in Pawnee to give thanks to those that served.  While there […]

Trial Run Tractor Drive on old Route 66

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Keith decided to make a trial run on the upcoming Route 66 tractor drive that will take place on June 17, 2017.  He took his 1955 John Deere 60.  Keith said, “It was a beautiful day for a tractor drive and I hope June 17th is just as nice. We hope you are getting your […]

Kinston's Tobacco Barns

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As a farmer’s wife, when I see art representing agriculture, it catches my attention.  On a recent hosted trip to Kinston, I saw these beautiful sculpture called  Kinston’s Tobacco Barns.  The sculpture was built in honor of Kinston’s rich tobacco history. Tobacco history n Kinston is noted all the way back to 1759, when the General Assembly of North […]