Bringing home a piece of history - an auction find.

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Harold Steele is a special man. This World War II veteran that served in the 3rd Army under General Patton and is a former President of the Illinois Farm Bureau for years decided to downsize his immense agricultural collection. Yesterday, February 19, 2017, was the second of three auctions. The last auction will take place […]


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What better way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon than an open house for friends and family?  Our cousin’s son Ben Ladage along with his business partner David Ray just opened an auction house/reception hall.  The hall is named Delray for Ben’s late grandfather Delmar Ladage and for David Ray.  This is a partnership based […]

Fun at a farm auction


The mother of a dear friend died and today was her auction.  This woman has been one of my mom’s best friends and a part of my life since I was a teen so my, mom, my friend Sandi and I hit the road to show our respects and also to see what there was […]