Charles City, Downtown Beauty and Fun

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Charles City is a beautiful place and when I got a chance to come to town with fellow Midwest Bloggers: Sara Broers (Travels with Sara), Chrysa Duran (Thrifty Jinx, Thrifty Minnesota), and Theresa Carter Goodrich (The Local Tourist) I jumped to see this city with so much agricultural history.  Because I write about old iron, […]

Uptown Marion Iowa, fun on the square!

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Starting out with a wonderful scone and hot tea at Wit’s End Coffeehouse was a great way to kick off our morning in Marion, Iowa.  My mom and I hit the town after touring Cedar Rapids and before heading to the beautiful Brucemore Mansion.  We needed a little tea sipping and shopping therapy.  Wit’s End […]

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, beautiful and education - eye opening!

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Laura Formanek, Director of Marketing & Communications for the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library provided my mom and me a guided tour while on a press trip to this wonderful city.  I was seeking art for an article for Senior News & Times and I was not disappointed. The first thing we saw […]

The Graham's have left the building!

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So, the 2016 11th Annual Graham-Bradley & Sears Sold Farm Tractors Show has come and gone.  For probably a little over a year, we have mulled over this show, the one that brought the Grahams and Sears related farm equipment back to Penfield, Illinois’s Historic Days.  The Graham Bradley collectors began amassing in numbers first in […]

Fashion and Travel - Loving it at the Missouri History Museum

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Today Janna Seiz, Marty Swain and my mom and I headed for St. Louis to the Missouri History Museum to view The Little Black Dress exhibit.  The story of how black advanced from being limited to mourning to high fashion.  During the Victorian Age, the black dress was used with very strict mourning social rules […]