Cindy

Mother Jones, a legend in our backyard

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Right in the midst of central Illinois is the history of a firebrand woman that changed the history of labor.    Mary Harris Jones, better known as Mother Jones, was a Scottish immigrant that came to Canada with her family during a famine.  Born in 1830, she died 100 years later and was buried in […]

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Mahan Filling Station, a Route 66 landmark at Fulgenzi's

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Are you a Route 66 enthusiast?  If so, you might want to stop at the Mahan Filling Station. This former gas station, thought to be one of the earliest dating back to around 1917, has returned to its roots.  Built by Butler Manufacturing in Springfield, Illinois, today the station sits on the property of Fulgenzi’s […]

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Taking Down Chirstmas, a travel tale

Yesterday it was that day I love and the day I dread, De-Christmasing the house.  I love all the holiday décor and want it up right after Thanksgiving, in fact, the very day after for me is the day to turn from the Thanksgiving holiday to Christmas.  I am one of those anal retentive people […]

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I traveled to the ocean Key West palms called my name The beauty of the narrow streets The colored houses And the Independence of the island charmed me. This romantic getaway made us feel like children Despite our advanced years! The Florida Flywheelers, Ringling Sarasota mansion And a Cracker museum and animal park Rounded out […]

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Magic Socks, odorless socks for the working or traveling man or woman!

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While I usually write about travel, it is important to know about some of the products that also makes travel enjoyable.  Recently I received four pairs of MP Magic Socks from Indiegogo to review. The socks are just coming out of the prototype phase and are not yet in full production.  They were kind enough […]

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