storytelling

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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The Lincoln-Van Buren Trail

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Traveling through Rochester, Illinois numerous times I’ve seen the sign on denoting the Lincoln-Van Buren Trail, along with the huge stone silo in town with the colorful Lincoln -Van Buren mural on it. Sadly President Van Buren’s face is a bit tattered, but the picture still remains showing this historic meeting! All these signs prompted […]

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Traveling with Mom!

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Travel is always a joy, but isn’t it better when you have someone to travel with as well? Over the years I have been blessed to take many trips with my mom, Lori Disque. With COVID-19 and such of course we haven’t been able to hit the road as often as we like as of […]

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stories

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Today on my bike ride around Pawnee, Illinois. I saw a the cutest Little Fee Library not far from the school. This made me think about reading and writing stories! It had the greatest message on the side . It said, “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you […]

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Gene Porter-Stratton

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I had considered myself to be at least somewhat well read. That is until I stumbled on to the amazing Limberlost State Historic Site and the story of Gene Stratton-Porter.  She was a naturalist and photographer. Gene’s cabin is located in Geneva, Indiana in Jay County. Our guide Jeannie Akins told us that author J.K. […]

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