Family Fun

May Day event

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May Day is a holiday that means many things to many people. When I was a little girl, my sister Debbie and I celebrated May Day by making a flower basket and hanging it on a neighbors door! Will you celebrate May Day events during this fun holiday? The History of May Day The history […]

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Christian county

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I stopped at the Lincoln Statue”The Last Stop” a few weeks ago on the Taylorville, Illinois Square. After that stop, I was left with a desire to see the courthouse where Abraham Lincoln served in Christian County. To do that, a trip to the Christian County Society and Museum was in order. The grounds offered […]

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Old Iron Fix

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My husband Keith is usually in the fields during Aumann Auctions Pre-1930 auction. This auction focuses on, well items before 1930! Today he wasn’t in the fields and we headed over to see the myriad of beautiful old iron. In essence, I traveled across the countryside to Nokomis, Illinois and got my old iron fix. […]

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Last Stop

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Sometimes history is as close as a short drive away. That is true of this iconic statue The Last Stop created by John McClarey of Abraham Lincoln in nearby Christian County. Who doesn’t love an Honest Abe story? I found one on the Taylorville Illinois square where there is a very lovely yet comical statue […]

Review of "Hair of the Dog to Paint the Town Red, The curious Origins of Everyday Sayings & Fun Phrases" and a giveaway!

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As a writer, I use phrases everyday, but find I really don’t know where the meanings came from. Am I using the phrase correctly? Maybe I am and maybe not! When I had the chance to review “Hair of the dog to Paint the Town Red, The Curious Origins of Everyday Sayings & Fun Phrases” […]