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Ah, the hole got me

October 4th, 2015 · No Comments

Well, I didn’t fall through the hole in the kitchen floor; it really was way too little. I didn’t trip in it because it was pretty close to the wall and I put a tile over it. But I will tell you: Freeing up that hole from the relatively heavy exhaust mechanism of the Jenn-Aire […]

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History can change its definition

July 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

I just finished a book that was an easy read, a mystery that depended on one not knowing much about the industry involved. It was set in two time periods: the late 70’s and the late 90″s. I find it difficult to read about eras in which I personally felt up-to-date and realize that they […]

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Things in the KEEP pile

July 18th, 2015 · No Comments

My great-grandmother Martha Fowler Wisler Chair from a small Illinois church given to Robert William Vance by his great-grandparents Lydia Akers Vance and William A. Vance. Indian yoke for carrying – found by my grandfather John Shimp in the old marshy territory of Lagrange County. Oh, and Martha’s husband Wesley Wisler.

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Der Bingle and LZP – two of my favorite older guys

July 9th, 2015 · No Comments

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Karl P. Schmidt: Someone told me your story

June 11th, 2015 · No Comments

Of course, Karl Schmidt does not know I heard about him because he passed away in the late ’50’s. He was a herpetologist in the days when that group did not think one group of snakes was seriously poisonous. That group includes the Boomslang, which is now acknowledged to have venom more potent than that […]

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A worn out kitchen counter and good use for it

May 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

I desperately should replace the old counter in the kitchen; maybe some day, there will be a good deal and I will and maybe I’ll just leave it, the price of the house reflecting an allowance for others to get what they want. Still, the counter and sink serve a good purpose each year when […]

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Maybe my best prayer

May 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Last night as someone lay somewhere in the dying process, a nurse asked me if she was religious. And when I answered, “Yes, very,” the nurse began The Lord’s Prayer. This morning, as she is  are still on that journey, I began to wonder what I would say if someone asked me what prayer I […]

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Old time Chicago

April 13th, 2015 · 1 Comment

This was an interesting place to wait for our train. The Van Buren Street Station.

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Thanks for the tuna

February 16th, 2015 · No Comments

The Wickhams in Late November: Over in Malcolm Falls, Cletus Wickham walked into the Back Room Café on the east side of the courthouse square and made his way to his usual table. This is what he’d done every weekday for about 30 years, not counting holidays, vacations and that month-long spell in ’82 when […]

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Movies – almost like real life

February 15th, 2015 · No Comments

Ethan Wickham is a Bean man – an L.L.Bean Man. Almost everything he wears – with the exception of his underwear – comes by mail order from the L.L.Bean catalog. He’s been a Bean Man for a little over 10 years now, ever since he saw the movie “A River Runs Through It” and subsequently […]

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