road stories

Maid Rite is Made Right!

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Today I took my husband Keith to Maid Rite in Springfield, Illinois. This wonderful diner famous for its loose meat sandwiches has been on the National Historic Register since 1924. Inside we were told that this site dates back to even earlier than that. The Building The diner is located in a train caboose. To […]

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Mowequa Coal Mine Disaster

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Growing up in Pawnee Peabody No. #, was the world’s largest coal mine right outside of town. I was used to having friends’ family working in the coal industry. But by the time I became acquainted with the coal industry, although it was still a dangerous profession, it was nothing like what miners faced during […]

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Fingers crossed this year we will be attending tractor and farm toy shows in person! With that in mind, what better way to ring in the New Year than to start planning ahead using this tractor calendar. I started this last year with the 2020 Antique Tractor Calendar. Sadly several were cancelled, but this is […]

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Traveling Through Ornaments

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With travel close to a standstill this Christmas, many of us may be traveling through memories. For Keith and I, when we travel, we tend to pick up Christmas ornaments as souvenirs. Then each year when I decorate the tree, I can remember back to that magical trip as I place the ornament on the […]

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Beautiful Elk Horn, Iowa!

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From the Danish Windmill, to the Museum of Danish America along with shopping, wine and great food, Elk Horn has it all! My husband and I had the chance to visit this western, Iowa Danish village. We learned the story of this community on a hosted visit. I found I love everything about Elk Horn […]

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