Labor Day 2020

Labor Day is celebrated the first Monday in September. We celebrate the entire weekend. This holiday is a celebration to the American worker. History of the Holiday While many states had celebrated Labor Day before it became a Federal holiday, in June of 1894, Congress passed an Act making it a legal holiday. Peter J. […]


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How fun it was to attend a tractor show this past August. Thank you to the Tristate group for allowing me to attend the show and write about it! The first thing I saw at the Tristate Tractor and Gas Engine Show this past August 26-29, 2020, was a van. But, not just any van, […]

Dunkirk Indiana

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Keith and I visited Jay County recently. We came to town for the Tri-State Gas and Engine Show. While there, Gyneth Ausburger, Director of the Jay County Indiana CVB shared some of the glories of the little town of Dunkirk, “Glass Capital of the Indiana”. It was the discovery of natural gas in the 1880’s,  […]

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 […]

Vietnam Wall - Missouri Style

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Jim Eddleman went to War in Vietnam 1968. Promising if he returned he would honor those veterans if he made it home alive. Fifty years later, he kept his promise. The result is the beautiful Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial! Donating 47 acres of his own farmland and funds to help this along. Jim’s generosity made […]