Category Archives: History

Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks

For years I have been talking about Starved Rock State Park and luckily, this past weekend, I managed to return. I remember the fun we had as a family when we took the boys there, staying overnight at the lodge … Continue reading

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MK & Rich and the overnight visit to the Rockford area

We had purchased a night away at a B&B a while ago and then let it expire (within the past couple of months). Most places allow you to use it anyway but the Copperstone Inn only gave us the money … Continue reading

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To Zicam or not to Zicam, that is the question.

During the last several months, MK has had killer colds and I had somehow avoided them, until this time. The entire family, all of our sons, all of their significant others, all of the grandgirls got it; then I fell. … Continue reading

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On being excommunicated…

I am hoping this title does not sound worse than it is, I have had no formal papers from any church informing me that I am no longer a member. Although a very spiritual person from a very early time, … Continue reading

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Voices from the grave

On my back burner for some time has been a cassette tape that has been sitting around in my house and has been begging for assistance. It is a vestige of another time period and of several older generations. I … Continue reading

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