April 2018

Daybreak in Indiana, Book Review

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  I love history and I am all about the Midwest so when I got the opportunity to review Carol Walls Howell’s new book Daybreak in Indiana, I jumped right aboard.  Carol Howell is a former high school and elementary music teacher that worked on her librarian degree and she served as both a combination […]

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Branson Landing’s water and light show

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I arrived in Branson a day before the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA) conference was to begin.  I live six hours north and either I could arrive a day ahead with my friend that I was traveling with, or we could leave at as another friend says, “O dark hundred”. We wisely chose to […]

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The Money Musuem

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It almost makes you shake when you hear the words Federal Reserve Bank, but don’t fear!  The Money Museum may be located in the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Chicago, but is isn’t scary. Okay going through the metal detector may be a little scary, but once inside, it is all information and history! Who […]

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The Rookery, a Frank Lloyd Wright Connection

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I love Chicago, I love architecture and I love Frank Lloyd Wright so this was a given that I would love the beautiful lobby of the Rookery Building in downtown Chicago.  Located at 209 S. LaSalle, St., the Rookery is located in the Financial District and has been designated as a Chicago Landmark since 1972 […]

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Visitor goes to doggie jail!

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The Sublette farm toy and antique tractor  show happened like always the 3rd week of March. The show featured Oliver brand tractors and Saturday downed icy and snowy.  It was Saturday morning and  Keith and I were vendors set up in the firehouse at the show.  Suddenly, there was a scuttle as visitors and vendors […]

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