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Murals & Museums in Pontiac, IL

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A stop in Pontiac Illinois was perfect after the BBQ festival in Dwight. In Dwight I wanted to see the stops I missed when Keith and I traveled to this amazing town in early April. Traveling with my grandkids and my sister-in-law Terri and brother-in-law Kim, we decided we had time for one more Route […]

History in Paris, Illinois & More!

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My parents eloped to Paris, Illinois in 1957. They married at the Edgar County courthouse. Today I toured this beautiful building. My friend Annie Jansen and I enjoyed the ambience and the lovely murals inside. The Courthouse in Paris and Abraham Lincoln! Built in 1891 the courthouse in Paris is over 100 years old! There […]

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draw of the dealership

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Mr. Farmer can’t help pulling into a farm dealership. It is like a magnet with a pull that draws our vehicle right into the drive. With so many things closed, checking out dealerships closed, and open is a big draw. I have been working on stories and visits to dealerships this past month. The draw […]

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The Varmint Tree

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The Tree was old and rotted. It really should come down. But I loved the branches spreading. The way the light filtered through. I couldn’t stand the thought of all those that lived there Not having a place to go The squirrels had their nest there. The birds sang and squawked and squalled. The barn […]

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Opening the friend and family cookbook!

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This week I decided to open up the friend and family cookbook and follow some tried and true recipes. I picked out a couple recipes for the week before I went grocery shopping. Today, I am trying one of them out. Tomorrow I will try another. While I anticipated good food, and a plan for […]

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