Arts & Culture

The Abraham Lincoln Museum and Library is Giving Back

Today I took the grandkids to a fun event, the Back 2 School Party where the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library teemed up with the community to collect back packs for low income students. The collection began on July 7th and has been a resounding success. This back to school party was the day the collection […]

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Marilyn Monroe and Bement, Illinois

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When my editor from Senior News & Times asked me to do a story about the 60th Anniversary of Marilyn Monroe coming to the small town of Bement, Illinois all I could thing of was “What was she doing there?” The year was 1955 and on August 6th of that year, Marilyn Monroe, her photographer […]

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Eating my way through the Shoals!

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It is dangerous to the figure to head south. When mom and I hit the road for the Muscle Shoals area to cover the music there, I knew I needed to take my walking shoes with me, but it should have been running shoes, in fact, I should have jogged all the way back to […]

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Green –Meldrim House where Sherman's Atlanta Campaign came to an end.

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I don’t know if there is a prettier town than Savannah. The history and beauty of the City are compelling reasons enough to stop here along with the fact that the Green –Meldrim House in Savannah is where William T. Sherman ended his Atlanta Campaign. We heard this while on a hop on hop off […]

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Statues enhance the beauty of the Shoals and tell a story of musical history

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The sounds of Muscle Shoals is tied into the waters, the land and the history of this beautiful place in Alabama. Almost everywhere I visited during the W.C. Handy Music festival tied into the music. Talent played in restaurants, the visitor’s center, hotels and on stages in the streets. The four towns of Sheffield, Tuscumbia, […]