Arts & Culture

Art, sculpture, theater, plays, dance, museums, music

Maid Rite is Made Right!

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Today I took my husband Keith to Maid Rite in Springfield, Illinois. This wonderful diner famous for its loose meat sandwiches has been on the National Historic Register since 1924. Inside we were told that this site dates back to even earlier than that. The Building The diner is located in a train caboose. To […]

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Christmas Country Church Tour

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What a marvelous time partaking in the Christmas Country Church tour! This wonderful church tour was in Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Perry and Ste Genevieve Counties in Missouri. All participants wore masks and were socially distanced. This wonderful tour allowed a view into the marvelous churches celebrating the birth of Jesus. On their brochure, they quote […]

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Women’s Voting History

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It was a long time coming, the right for women to vote. The 100th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act went into affect in August of 2020. While the 19th amendment to the Constitution was passed in 1919, it was enacted in 1920. Travel to see suffrage sites. There are several places you can travel […]

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Holiday lights

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This week I went with my daughter and grandkids to “The Zoo at night what a beautiful sight” exhibit. The entire St. Louis Zoo was filled with over one million colorful holiday lights offering a chance to walk around outdoors and enjoy a bit of Christmas magic! The event will be held from 5-8:30 p.m. […]

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Robert Todd in Mount Pleasant!

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For years we have passed by the lovely yellow house in Mount Pleasant, Iowa and wanted to stop. The Harlan Lincoln House was home owned by Robert Todd Lincoln and his wife, Mary Harlan Lincoln. This really is more a Harlan story than a Lincoln one, but what a cool one it is! The home […]

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