Family Fun

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Comment to me what your favorite blog topic has been and I will choose a random number random numbers and if you are that commenter I will let you select one of my books (Where Did Laurita Go?, Fairytales are Fragile, Love Forward, novels, or one of the children’s books Jane Aumann and I wrote – […]

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Fun at a farm auction

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The mother of a dear friend died and today was her auction.  This woman has been one of my mom’s best friends and a part of my life since I was a teen so my, mom, my friend Sandi and I hit the road to show our respects and also to see what there was […]

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This Square Foot

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This square foot In central Illinois Was once An ancient bedrock river bottom Until the glaciers Ice silted it in.   This square foot In central Illinois The illiniwek Indians Traded with French fur traders That settled and trapped Along the river’s edge.   On this square foot of land The British came The French […]

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Canton offers up some Farmall Red history

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The town of Canton was lovely decorated up downtown for the Spoon River drive.  This is a stop that always moves me because I write for Red Power and know how important the International Harvester connection was in this town.  With years of ties to International Harvester, we found an Inn appropriately named, “The Harvester […]

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The coastlines have the oceans and the Gulf, the Rockies and Blue Ridge states have their mountains, but central Illinois has it’s fall colors and its festivals.  As fall rolls into the heartland, get out and enjoy the pumpkins, the apples, the wrap up of harvest, and the bite in the air!  Fall lasts a […]

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