festivals

Ascension Sunday hits home

, , , , ,

It was buying a dining room set from the Amish that brought our attention to Ascension Sunday. We bought the set in Arthur, Illinois. Arthur is an Amish community. We saw that the business was closed on Ascension Sunday along with other religious holidays like Easter and Christmas. This made us look a little deeper. […]

Maundy Thursday what does it mean?

, , , , , ,

It is so easy to get wrapped up in the trappings of Easter. I was so excited to get the Easter candy I had ordered today. With COVID-19, shopping is at a standstill. The Easter Bunny and what to have on Easter Sunday is of course fun to think about. But, the reason for the […]

Visual Antique Lawn & Garden  Tractors Show!

, , , , , , , , ,

Who doesn’t love antique lawn and garden tractors? There are big advantages to these smaller collectible antique tractors. Some will fit in the back of a pick up truck. They can be stored in the garage, they don’t take up a lot of space and although my husband Keith won’t appreciate this, they are just […]

Marvelous Days in New Orleans

, , , , , , , , , ,

This past February my husband Keith and I got the chance to board the beautiful American Queen Steamboat out of marvelous New Orleans. We took the 9-day round trip Southern Sampler trip up. We traveled up and down the Mississippi River in exchange for covering this for amazing journey for Senior News & Times of […]

tractors at Mardis Gras

, , , , ,

How many of you were looking for tractors in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Mardis Gras parade? We were! The American Queen Steamboat was docked by the River Walk. With a day in town before boarding for our hosted river cruise – which I was covering for Senior News & Times for Illinois – we […]

by