Family Fun

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This is the day, the day for making plans for the New Year and thinking about where to go and what to do.  Have you made plans for a winter get-away?  Do you have plans for a family summer outing or as a friend of mine has a long awaited honeymoon on the Spanish Rivera? […]

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If you love John Deere tractors, memorabilia, tours etc. mark your calendar and start planning to attend the 2016 Gathering of the Green. The show only comes around once every two years and it goes by like a flash of lightening.  Now is the time to secure hotel rooms, register for the show and tours. […]

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Widow at Windsor antiques to savor

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Last night during the holiday walk in downtown Springfield, we wondered into the lovely Widow at Windsor Antiques where each piece whether you are talking furniture, paintings, jewelry or unique items fits into the term “statement piece”.  Walking around, my husband, brother-in-law and sister-in-law were all oohing and aahing thinking just where an item may […]

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The Springfield holiday walk brings Christmas cheer!

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The song Silver Bells opens with what I saw last night, “City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style, in the air there’s a feeling of Christmas…” My husband and I along with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law headed to Springfield to shop, walk and of course dine and found the streets of Springfield, Illinois  all […]

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Branson for the holidays, a look back.

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It had been over a decade since I was in Branson, but when I learned that my mom’s favorite, Johnny Mathis was coming to town, we hit the road.  We traveled to Branson the weekend before Thanksgiving and much to my surprise, Christmas had arrived already in this Ozark Mountain town. Visitors were first drawn to […]

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