Santa Claus

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John Coots wrote, “You better watch out you better not cry, you better not pout I’m telling you why, Santa Claus is coming to town!” The Jolly Old Elf is on his way with less than three weeks until Christmas. With Christmas so close, do you know the story behind St. Nick? The Real St. […]

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Hershel 'Woody' Williams Medal of Honor Speaks

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December 3, 2019 Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams was in conversation with Mark DePue the Oral History at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library . The conversation took place at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Woody Williams is an amazing man, he is the sole remaining World War II Medal of Honor recipient from the Battle […]

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Fit for Travel!

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To travel requires a certain fitness level. To be able to lift suitcases, climb stairs and hike trails, you need to maintain a bit of health. While not all travel requires strenuous workouts, the better shape you are in, the easier it is. So with this in mind, I am trying my best to be […]

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Thanksgiving

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Since the beginning of this great American holiday we have been traveling to gather and celebrate Thanksgiving. I thought it would be nice to learn a bit of the history of this celebration. How wonderful to celebrate gratitude and being thankful! Pilgrim Thanksgiving Thanksgiving services were held as early as 1607 in Virginia. But the […]

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5 Ways to Get into the Holiday Spirit!

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It’s the middle of November and with Thanksgiving so late this year, many are starting their Christmas celebrations early. With harvest barely behind us and Halloween a recent memory, how do you get into the holiday spirit? I have a few tips that I have been using to kick start the holiday spirit at the […]

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