Following Lincoln

Following Lincoln

What is it about President Abe Lincoln that fascinates so many people?  Why are so many locations and events in his life commemorated in historic sites still today? Perhaps it is his rise from poverty in his younger years to a man of such great character who became President.  As an Illinois native I have…

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Grandma Gatewood – An Appalachian Trail Legend

Grandma Gatewood – An Appalachian Trail Legend

I first heard about Grandma Gatewood several months ago on Sharon King’s blog, Midlife Moments. Emma Gatewood, better known as Grandma Gatewood, was the first woman to thru-hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail (AT), alone, in one continuous journey. In 1955,  at the age of 67, she hiked 2,050 miles wearing canvas shoes and…

Emma Gatewood, known as Grandma Gatewood, was the first woman to thru-hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail (AT), alone, in one continuous journey. In 1955,  at the age of 67, she hiked 2,050 miles wearing canvas shoes and carrying a small sack of sparse supplies over her shoulder. A remarkable woman in an abusive marriage, Grandma Gatewood decided to go for a walk and what a walk it was! Read Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery to learn more about this amazing woman's life. via @behindeveryday
Happy Hobos and Sad Tramps – A Visit to the Red Skelton Museum

Happy Hobos and Sad Tramps – A Visit to the Red Skelton Museum

Weary Willie and Freddie the Freeloader are just two of many famous happy hobo and sad tramp clowns.  Both Willie and Freddy are hobo clowns but with opposite personalities.  Weary Willie is a sad, down in the dumps tramp clown and Freddy is an optimistic, happy hobo clown. What’s the difference between a hobo and a…

A highlight of any visit to Vincennes, Indiana, is the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy. Dig deep into the days of vaudeville and early variety television shows featuring many characters created by Red Skelton.  "Laughter is the daily bread that feeds the soul." Red Skelton was a very talented and influential comedic entertainer! via @behindeveryday
The White House

The White House

The White House is a six-story, 55,000 square foot house located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washinton, DC.  The house has 132 rooms and 35 bathrooms, 412 doors, 147 windows, twenty-eight fireplaces, eight staircases, three elevators, five full-time chefs, a tennis court, a (single-lane) bowling alley, a movie theater (officially called the White House Family Theater), a…

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Hometown Arroyo Grande

Hometown Arroyo Grande

Becki at A Book Lover’s Adventures has been running a series on her blog this year called Hometown Tourist.  She was kind enough to accept my submission to feature Arroyo Grande, CA.  We only lived there for three short years but it found a place in all our hearts and in many ways feels like…

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