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Adventures in Yard Work

I mentioned a week ago that I needed to do some clean up in the yard, and that as a consequence I wouldn’t be blogging as much as usual; this is my “report”. I had some adventures outside this past … Continue reading

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Where the Past and Present Come Together

This past weekend my wife and I traveled to Charleston, Illinois to spend the weekend with family. On Friday evening we drove to Mattoon, Illinois to pick up some others who were arriving by train from Chicago and we found … Continue reading

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Too Cold to Snow

The weekend that has just passed was an interesting one around here, interesting at least as far as the weather goes. You see, it was supposed to snow, but it barely managed a dusting. Friday was warm, relatively speaking, with … Continue reading

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A Nostalgic Morning

I will soon be returning to Illinois after a few years in the Washington, DC area, and since I am about to leave here, I’ll let you in on the “secret” to seeing the sights of Washington. Oh yes, millions … Continue reading

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Chasing Trains

I told you last week that we were going off for a little adventure, and now I will tell you about it; we went off chasing trains. Of course this isn’t the sort of thing that She Who Must Be … Continue reading

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Where the guns fell silent

This was the home of Wilmer McLean and his family on that fateful in April of 1865. I had the opportunity to visit this home a couple of weeks back, and I thought I would share a little about my … Continue reading

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Sunday at the White House

Last week, as I was sitting in front of my computer wondering why I couldn’t get an internet connection, I started thinking about how glad I will be to get out of here; I will be glad when I can … Continue reading

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