Arts & Culture

Casa Marina Historic Hotel Revisited!

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I came to this beautiful historic hotel a few year’s ago with my friend Rose.  When I had a chance to return with my husband Keith, my son Jason and his wife Stacy I jumped.  This was a first, a family trip together and since Stacy had never seen the ocean the historic Casa Marina was just […]

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The Jefferson Davis capture sight

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The stories abound about the capture of the President of the Confederate States of America.  I have always been a bit fascinated by the fact that there was a Confederate President and that he even had his own Whitehouse, in fact there were two of them over the duration of the war.  We have been […]

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While it is easy to see how lives changed for people during the Civil War, I think when learning the stories of indivduals like Robert Craven it truly brings how the war was not some far away battle in the Middle East or the Pacific that you thought about from time to time, for Robert […]

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Happy Birthday Abe & so on!

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If you are from anywhere near central Illinois you know that February 12th was the birthday of our 16th President. Above is a statue of Lincoln outside of the Lincoln Heritage Museum.  On Lincoln’s Birthday there are any number of Lincoln sites to visit in central Illinois to celebrate the birthday of our famous son. […]

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Fat Tuesday is a day celebrated by many with rich foods and frolic before the beginning of the Lenten season. Ash Wednesday is always a somber day bringing the true meaning of Lent into perspective. Shrove Tuesday/Fat Tuesday also goes by another name. I reported this last year, but it bears repeating, today is also […]

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