Start with a seven foot long hollow log, stand it upright, add paper, popped popcorn, and hot coals from the barbecue and what do you get? In this case a blazing beauty that resembles a flaming tiki. This was our recent treat at a family farm in Illinois, as we enjoyed good food, good wine,Continue reading “Inferno In the Middle”
This was the inviting scene of several happy afternoon wine and cheese sessions with family while guests at the Mineral Point Hotel. Historic buildings frame the serene setting, blending a picture of the past with pleasures of the present. We thoroughly enjoyed our hosts and accommodations at the hotel.
This view of the park from the Mineral Point Public Library resurrected memories long asleep in the furtherest recesses of my mind. As a young man I had once boldly ridden a camel in the park thanks to the Shriners who had sponsored an event by the library. We were in Mineral Point to visitContinue reading “Reflecting On Memories”
(Note 5th name down from top left of the image on the right.) A casual glance might leave the impression of an ordinary senior citizen. But there is much more to every person than meets the eye, for we are the sum of what we are now and all that we have ever been. InContinue reading “Another “Ordinary” Hero”
Imagination blends with history and scenery along Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. In the 1820’s and 1830’s Cornish miners came to the area to mine lead on the hill opposite the alley. When it was mealtime, their wives would shake a rag to signal for them to come eat, hence the name ”ShakeContinue reading “Stump King Castle”
Some places are timeless and the friends with which they are shared are priceless. We last saw this home while visiting a close friend, since passed, and we returned to visit her family that now resides here. The house is filled with memories that are lovingly preserved to this day, and like Neverland, we areContinue reading “Return to Neverland”
Last week we saw a cave with an underground waterfall in Tennessee. This week it was an extensive cave in Wisconsin with myriads of formations that continue to be actively growing. Some reach down from the ceiling, some grow upward from the floor and some have met in the middle to form a column reachingContinue reading “Down Under Once Again”
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