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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Grafton IL For Eagle Hunting & More

This past Wednesday, the Grandkids got out of school at noon. Then we were off! My husband Keith and I decided to head to Litchfield and drive through Steak & Shake. This was the first leg of what our granddaughter Lilly refers to as “Grandcamp” adventures. After a totally non-nutritious, but delicious lunch we headed […]

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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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Resolutions & A New Year 2021

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New Years Resolutions yes or no? How interesting it was to learn that January gets it name from Janus, the two-faced god. I learned that this god supposedly looks backward into the old year and forwards into the new. Many of us would just assume look only forward, but if we think about it, there […]

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Christmas Country Church Tour

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What a marvelous time partaking in the Christmas Country Church tour! This wonderful church tour was in Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Perry and Ste Genevieve Counties in Missouri. All participants wore masks and were socially distanced. This wonderful tour allowed a view into the marvelous churches celebrating the birth of Jesus. On their brochure, they quote […]

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