February 2014

Innovative Museum where children can learn about farming

My daughter told me about the museum in Normal, IL a while back. We finally got a chance to take the grandkids and check it out. From my mom to my daughter to my grandkids we were all impressed with the hands on opportunities offered at this museum where nothing was off limits. As a […]

Volunteering Opens doors

You never know what one action will lead to another. My mom Lori Disque always says “God will prepare you for what you need.” This was certainly true in the case of Paul and Carol Livezey who began as volunteers at the Florida Flywheelers grounds in Fort Meade Park and today they serve as the […]

U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Seeing a space ship catapult on its way to the great beyond on television gives us this visual of fire and lift off. Seeing the rocket engines that provide the thrust to push a rocket into space is an amazing opportunity. We saw these engines along with rockets and rocket models and learned a little […]

Davinnci exhibit an amazing visual

I was not expecting to see an exhibit of works by Leonardo da Vinci at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Walking through the exhibit I learned that da Vinci was not just a painter and inventor, but a scientist, engineer, sculptor, anatomist, biologist, musician, architect, philosopher. In the words of the […]

Roy Lee Bakers Amazing Engine

This was the 33rd year for the Gateway Mid-America Farm Toy Show. Roy Lee, his wife Audrey and daughter Faye hosted the event. Almost everyone in the Baker family is involved and along with members of the Gateway Farm Toy Club. There are many innovators that come to the St. Louis show building scratch built […]