entertainment

Touring - James Millikin Homestead!

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James and Anna Millikin built a beautiful Italianate mansion. We toured the lovely James Millikin Homestead in Decatur, Illinois. Douglas Warren guided the tour for my friend Annie Jansen and I this past week. He was a fascinating guide, with a great story about a marvelous house! James Millikin “James Millikin was born in 1827,” […]

Bible Grove

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Last weekend Keith and I met our friends Kent and Jane Elliott. We came to Bible Grove, Illinois for a tractor show. This offered two momentous occasions during this Pandemic. One, meeting up with friends! Two, going to a tractor show! Bible Grove the town! The name of the town Bible Grove is fascinating. A […]

Review of Salkehatchie Secret & Q & A Author C Hope Clark!

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Travel without a book in hand for me is like heading out in a car without a full tank! My latest book read was by author C. Hope Clark. I received her new book Salkehatchie Secret to review. Salkehatchie Secret is part of the Carolina Slade Mystery series. I have read and enjoyed many of […]

A View from the St. Louis Wheel!

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I crave great views and my latest great view was of the St. Louis, Missouri skyline from the St. Louis Wheel. The St. Louis Wheel is a huge Ferris wheel at Union Station. My friend Rose Hammitt and I were hosted at the St. Louis Wheel where we rode 200 feet high to an astounding […]

bandstand

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When I was a kid in Mattoon, Illinois we lived near Lytle Park. My sister Debbie and I walked and often enjoyed the park and pool. I even recall a few times going and listening to music. Our neighbor’s dad played music under the bandstand! Beautiful bandstands can be found everywhere. But recently I have […]