spring planting

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This March, I will have been married to my husband for 40 years. There has never been a spring like this. When non-farmers ask me “What are you going to do about all the rain and spring planting?” I say, “I don’t know.” Because we have never faced a spring like 2019. My husband started […]

Niagara Falls

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Tumbling water falling end over end before becoming part of the lovely Niagara Falls. This is just one of the scenes my friend Rose Hammit and I saw at the American side of the Niagara Falls. Traveling to Syracuse, New York, we stopped along the way to view the magical falls. We opted to stop […]

Upper Story Tour

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For years I’ve wanted to attend the Downtown Springfield Upper Story tour to see what the story of some of the upper stories were all about! This year was the 19th year the tour was held. My sister Debbie and I decided we would check out the six buildings on tour. Dining! Deciding on an […]

Sears Homes

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There was a day when you could order literally anything from the Sears catalog, and I mean anything! In fact, you could even order a house. The town of Carlinville, Illinois, boasts the largest existing contiguous collection of Sears Homes. After some research I learned from the blog Sears Home.org that Elgin, Illinois is home […]

Million Dollar Courthouse

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The Million Dollar Courthouse is located in Carlinville, Illinois. Building on this beautiful courthouse began in 1869 and was completed in 1870. They built an architectural wonder, but it sunk the county 1.3 million in debt and would 40 years to pay it off. My daughter Allie and I loved our tour that Andrea Duncan, […]