Category Archives: Illinois

I Lived In A Chicken House?

I was in fifth grade. My family had just moved from East Peoria, Illinois to Waterloo, Iowa. We were living in Grandma’s house until we could find a house for us. It was a large boarding    house so Mother … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Pam

Happy Birthday, Pam! You were my first born. I’ll never forget that day! That morning: 4:20 AM! Labor: 2 hours and 20 minutes. I hardly knew what was happening! What a beautiful baby girl!  Here you are last October and … Continue reading

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Saying Good-bye and Renewing Friendships

Today I said “Good-bye” to my cousin, Erma. It was time…she was 95 years young. But it’s hard to say good-bye, even when they’re older. She was a cousin on my dad’s side of the family. Her mother lived to … Continue reading

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Catch Up: Birthdays and Anniversary

There are two reasons why I’m behind with birthdays and anniversaries. The first reason is because I went on a trip to Hawaii. While I was on board the cruise ship I didn’t have internet. The second reason is because … Continue reading

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My Last Farewell

The morning after Mother’s memorial service we, Jerry, Pam, Gene and I, headed for Washington. Mother’s ashes were to be buried with Dad’s at Stanwood, Washington. I just can’t believe both of my parents are gone. Jerry and Gene loading … Continue reading

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There’s No Place Like Home

I woke up about seven o’clock this morning and I was actually in my own bed! We arrived home last night after 1:00 AM. I’m not sure of the exact time. We had a great time with family both in … Continue reading

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Graduations

I came to South Carolina for the high school graduation of Max. It was very nice and quite impressive but I can’t believe it was scheduled for 8:30 AM! We had to drive to downtown through the morning traffic but we … Continue reading

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Mishaps and Outcomes

There have been a few mishaps on my way to my grandson’s graduation… First of all I was to ride the train to Chicago on Monday and have a couple of days with my older daughter, Pam. Then I would … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, Pam and Gene

Happy Anniversary, Pam and Gene! 30 years! I can’t believe it! Can you? Time flies when you’re having fun! You’ve just returned from a cruise! I know you had a good time despite the weather because you called me as … Continue reading

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Travel Log # 13 United States of America

I’ve been to many, many great places in the USA so I’m going to share about them. I’ve lived in six states: Iowa, Oklahoma, Illinois, South Dakota, Indiana and Michigan.  Jerry and I have visited 49 states during our marriage of … Continue reading

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