storytelling

The Lincoln-Van Buren Trail

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Traveling through Rochester, Illinois numerous times I’ve seen the sign on denoting the Lincoln-Van Buren Trail, along with the huge stone silo in town with the colorful Lincoln -Van Buren mural on it. Sadly President Van Buren’s face is a bit tattered, but the picture still remains showing this historic meeting! All these signs prompted […]

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Traveling with Mom!

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Travel is always a joy, but isn’t it better when you have someone to travel with as well? Over the years I have been blessed to take many trips with my mom, Lori Disque. With COVID-19 and such of course we haven’t been able to hit the road as often as we like as of […]

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stories

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Today on my bike ride around Pawnee, Illinois. I saw a the cutest Little Fee Library not far from the school. This made me think about reading and writing stories! It had the greatest message on the side . It said, “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you […]

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Gene Porter-Stratton

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I had considered myself to be at least somewhat well read. That is until I stumbled on to the amazing Limberlost State Historic Site and the story of Gene Stratton-Porter.  She was a naturalist and photographer. Gene’s cabin is located in Geneva, Indiana in Jay County. Our guide Jeannie Akins told us that author J.K. […]

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The Cuban, a movie review!

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“The Cuban” is a story of an aging musician diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. A young caregiver played Mina by Ana Golja tries non-traditional treatment methods. She uses Cuban music and food to draw out former famous Cuban musician Luis Garcia played by Oscar winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. This story has romance, medical interest, a mix […]

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