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History in Paris, Illinois & More!

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My parents eloped to Paris, Illinois in 1957. They married at the Edgar County courthouse. Today I toured this beautiful building. My friend Annie Jansen and I enjoyed the ambience and the lovely murals inside. The Courthouse in Paris and Abraham Lincoln! Built in 1891 the courthouse in Paris is over 100 years old! There […]

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draw of the dealership

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Mr. Farmer can’t help pulling into a farm dealership. It is like a magnet with a pull that draws our vehicle right into the drive. With so many things closed, checking out dealerships closed, and open is a big draw. I have been working on stories and visits to dealerships this past month. The draw […]

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The Varmint Tree

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The Tree was old and rotted. It really should come down. But I loved the branches spreading. The way the light filtered through. I couldn’t stand the thought of all those that lived there Not having a place to go The squirrels had their nest there. The birds sang and squawked and squalled. The barn […]

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Opening the friend and family cookbook!

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This week I decided to open up the friend and family cookbook and follow some tried and true recipes. I picked out a couple recipes for the week before I went grocery shopping. Today, I am trying one of them out. Tomorrow I will try another. While I anticipated good food, and a plan for […]

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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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