Monthly Archives: March 2015

Taken for Granted

Before the Civil War the city of Galena, IL numbered over 10,000 residents.  Located on the Galena River, a stone’s throw from the Missisisippi River, it thrived as a steamboat hub.  It was the success of lead mining that really … Continue reading

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This Stuff is Curling my Hair     

It was Christmas 1965 when my parents moved us to the western suburbs.  For me this was a major transition as I left catholic grade school in north Minneapolis for a suburban junior high.  The change in the academic atmosphere … Continue reading

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Antiquing on the Open Road

Did you ever wonder what happen to all “old” stuff — like furniture, pictures, clothes, etc.  Generally there are two ways to rid oneself of “junque”.   Donate it to charity or sell it.   While traveling we often stop … Continue reading

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Manic Fun

I woke up at 6:30 this morning because today I was going to DisneyWorld.  We quickly packed our bags and hustled down to the car.  As we loaded the car a smile crept onto my face where stayed until we … Continue reading

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Field of Dreams

Escaping to Florida in March has developed into an annual ritual.  The post-holiday cold and snow easily evaporates in the warmer climes of Southwest Florida. Attending spring training games has been an important part of the ritual.  This year we … Continue reading

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Chimp Change

History is a passion.  Museums feed the passion giving life to the past and portending the future.  It also stokes the memory shaking loose the cobwebs in our brains. I’m a baby-boomer.  I started school during the Eisenhower era.  Like … Continue reading

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