Perillio’s Pizzeria A Happening Place!

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A visit to Hendricks County, Indiana would not be complete without lunch as Perillo’s Pizzeria.  Damiano Perillo came to the States from Sicily and made his way to Chicago, then Indianapolis.  He wanted to live in a small town and that, and of course, a woman, is how he ended up in the small town […]

A day on the Grand Prairie

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When I went to Stuttgart Arkansas, I thought I had seen the one and only Grand  Prairie Museum just to learn that there is a museum of the same name not far from where I live. The museum is close to the town of Mahomet, Illinois so when it was time for our once a […]

The History and Mystery of Rutherford B. Hayes

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While in Ohio, this summer, Nancy Reynolds took Annie Jansen and I to tour the beautiful Rutherford B. Hayes home and his Presidential Library and Museum that is located right next door.  The home is quite lovely and since I knew very little about our 19th President everything was new. Rutherford B. Hayes was the […]

Traveling home, a fallen soldiers journey-picture by Keith Ladage

This is a story of travel, but not like my usual stories of travel, this is the story of how local citizens honored Petty Officer 3rd Class Logan Stephen Palmer on his way back home to Decatur, Illinois.  Officer Palmer was one of the 10 sailors originally reported missing after the collision between the USS […]


Checking into the Holiday Inn at Bowling Green, Ohio over the Labor Day weekend was a stitch. The story begins with my inability to accept that the day was really August 31st rather than September 1st. When we looked at our calendar and the Graham Bradley show, I saw that we were to arrive on […]