Food

Family travel- generations of fun

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  A family vacation, a generational trip takes on a different meaning that traveling with your children or your parents when they are young. A recent trip with my son and his wife and one this spring with my daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren offered insights into the lives they lead together minus us. We learned […]

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Happy Birthday Abe & so on!

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If you are from anywhere near central Illinois you know that February 12th was the birthday of our 16th President. Above is a statue of Lincoln outside of the Lincoln Heritage Museum.  On Lincoln’s Birthday there are any number of Lincoln sites to visit in central Illinois to celebrate the birthday of our famous son. […]

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Fat Tuesday is a day celebrated by many with rich foods and frolic before the beginning of the Lenten season. Ash Wednesday is always a somber day bringing the true meaning of Lent into perspective. Shrove Tuesday/Fat Tuesday also goes by another name. I reported this last year, but it bears repeating, today is also […]

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What better way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon than an open house for friends and family?  Our cousin’s son Ben Ladage along with his business partner David Ray just opened an auction house/reception hall.  The hall is named Delray for Ben’s late grandfather Delmar Ladage and for David Ray.  This is a partnership based […]

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The Chicago Travel & Adventure show is coming to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont January 23-24, 2016.  I had the chance to do a Q & A with John Golicz the founder of the Travel & Adventure show series to find out just what a visitor could gain by attending. “There will […]

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