Family Fun

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Do you have your solar glasses, your chair, your sunscreen and bug spray and most of all the spot picked out to watch the solar eclipse?  Even if you step out of your office for a few minutes on Monday, take a minute to acknowledge this rare happening when the sun, moon and earth align. […]

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Legoland, End of the Summer Family Blast

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It is hard to believe that as far as grandkids go, summer is over.  School crept up as me like E.E. Cummings poem, “The fog came on little cats feet”. First it was Memorial Day, then 4th of July, then back to school.  I must say I mourned it a bit, the freedom to load them […]

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Glimpse of a statue, R.G. LeTourneau's legacy - picture by Janna Seiz

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Sometimes a statue can be a thought provoker and that is how it was with the statue of Robert Gilmour LeTourneau, better known as R.G. LeTourneau. While looking for the Luthy Botanical Gardens I spied the statue by near the Glen Oak Park tennis courts. From my antique tractor and machinery background I recognized the […]

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Luthy Botanical Gardens, a small oasis in the heart of Peoria

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It was a birthday celebration for my friend Janna that brought Mom, Janna and I to Peoria. We came to dine at the Obed & Issac’s Microbrewery and Eatery that is located in the beautiful former Second Presbyterian Church.  In Springfield Obed & Isaac’s has a successful restaurant in a historic property near the Abraham […]

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A Little Garden Harvest

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Today I was digging out the recipe to make chili sauce.  It is a recipe from Betty, the lady we farmed for, for many, many years.  We lost her last year and the recipe written in her beautiful hand has turned my mind towards all things garden like.  We have picked some green peppers, tomatoes, […]

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