The Davey family outside Leland in rural DeKalb County, Illinois. The family calls this barn quilt square ‘Patriotic.’ Looking at the context, I’d certainly agree with that. I’m going to take a really wild guess here & say that someone in the Davey family is a Marine, was a Marine, is a retired Marine, or … Continue reading Barn Quilt Squares II
(Elva grain elevator, DeKalb County, Illinois) The other day I ran across an ad from an insurance brokerage firm (I’m guessing they’re located in Kansas). The ad was aimed at agricultural workers, specifically people whose work involved grain elevators. It was a lengthy ad selling life insurance. The ad began with………… “If you go to … Continue reading ! Danger, Will Robinson, Danger !
(DeKalb County, Illinois) Continue reading Shave ‘n’ a Haircut……….Two Bits!
When I first saw this sign at the strip mall, I thought Huh!, bingo is going the way of strip poker?? And I couldn’t figure out how they were possibly going to be able to do it in public. It wasn’t like I was driving thru an area loaded with strip clubs. Or maybe since … Continue reading Huh!
Woke up to snow, ice, & mud mud mud this morning. The only thing that relishes this weather is a pair of wellies. And well, the groundhog had told us that it would be six more weeks of winter so what right do I have to complain? But yeah, I’m ready for winter to take … Continue reading Well, the groundhog had said……..
“The key to success―keep swimming. Even when they tap you on the shoulder to say the pool has been drained, just keep swimming.” ~~ Richelle E. Goodrich, ‘Making Wishes’ (Suburban Estates, DeKalb County, Illinois) Continue reading Swimming / No Swimming
Being as how the weatherman decided (with a little help from the groundhogs) that, not only would there be six more weeks of winter, but there might be six more feet of snow, we decided to go grocery shopping & stockpile a bit of food. We decided that this should also include a hearty meal … Continue reading Snowed In