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There are days when a weird feeling comes over me when I walk through the house and expect to see Ferdie. We're not ready to get another dog, it's just too much to be planning to move and acclimate a... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at respublica
I got behind recently in adding to the tally of mattresses and ladders which fall on St. Louis highways. Mattresses 19 Ladders 9 I have no idea why mattresses are falling so frequently at this point in the year. Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at respublica
I found myself watching the democratic debate last night mainly because I wanted to decompress after a very full week and HGTV was nothing but Property Brothers who I am very tired of. Anyway, my reaction was: I wouldn't be... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at respublica
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Katie, Charlie, and their two boys flew in on Saturday to spend several days with us as well as to be part of a retirement video the campus is creating with the whole family. It has been go go go... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at respublica
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Dale kidnapped all five grandsons and the two son in laws yesterday afternoon to show them the milk truck at the restoration place. It's almost done. Download IMG_6492 In the evening Lizzie and Darren took all five to their house... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at respublica
Kathy, it is a fantastic place. We were there with them the end of August. We'd like to go to the aquarium but we can't find a good time for it.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on When family comes to visit at respublica
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We have Katie, Charlie and Drew and Jake here for a few days and we have been on the go since early Sunday morning First Church (late service) then lunch at the Old Herald Brewery in Collinsville, a walk down... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at respublica
It has been some time now since the new Illinois law prohibiting the use of a cell phone while driving went into effect. In essence this law which took effect this year makes it illegal to have a phone in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
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This has been rather a miserable winter with mostly cloudy chilly days, lots of rain, some bits of snow and sleet. Nothing which lasted too long, but common enough that its been tiresome. Not nearly as awful as last winter... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at respublica
Frank, I'm pretty sure this is not like the old gas fireplaces and is going to be energy efficient.
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I am. There are something I have to do or I don't feel right. Is this OCD or just normal? I can't sleep in a bed which was not made. Frankly, if for some reason it didn't get made in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2020 at respublica
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Lots of things need to be refreshed or re-done at our house in Collinsville before it becomes liveable. And, it needs to be liveable by June so we can take on the big job of moving back. Yesterday a fireplace... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2020 at respublica
As if taxes aren't high enough in Illinois and things which are taxed aren't numerous enough, leave it to one lawmaker to propose a law making it illegal to pump your own gas. This is coming from State Rep, Camille... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2020 at respublica
Mattresses 14 Ladders 5 Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2020 at respublica
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There are times when our grandsons want to do something simply to help other people and it gives us, not pride as much as thankfulness. Recent days have seen four of our boys involving themselves simply to bring hope to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2020 at respublica
Every year I set aside whatever else I have to do on the second Monday and Tuesday evenings in February in order to watch the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. And each year I hope against hope the Golden Retriever... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2020 at respublica
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Yesterday the seminary held its annual head shaving event to benefit the St. Baldrick organization to fight childhood cancer. Dale has done this every year but this year he had to skip it because in the next week or two... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2020 at respublica
On Wednesday, yesterday: Mattresses 12 Ladders 5 Also yesterday a sewing machine in the road on Jamieson And, that 5th ladder was the first ladder sighting in 19 days. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2020 at respublica
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It's National Children's Dental Health Month and this is a photo which accompanies the promotion. I'm not sure this isn't just a bit frightening. Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2020 at respublica
One part of the State of the Union speech last night was the introduction of a two year old child who was born at 21 weeks and, thanks to medical science, she is now a healthy girl. If this tells... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2020 at respublica
While watching the fiasco that was the Iowa caucuses last night, I found myself laughing at the frustration all the cable news people were exhibiting. No matter what channel or political bent these news experts represented, they were getting testy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2020 at respublica
Benjamin Hochman, sports writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, has a beautiful story on what it means to be a Collinsville Kahok and a Kahok fan. It's all about community and frankly, this story brought a couple of tears to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2020 at respublica
CNN has a story this morning which tries to explain how the Iowa caucuses work as opposed to normal state primaries. I tried my best to read this and understand, but they lost me. The whole process is mystery wrapped... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2020 at respublica
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Late last night after the impeachment votes were taken to not have witnesses, Katie finally was able to leave the senate building and walked outside and saw this: It must mean something but aside from that it's a nice photo... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2020 at respublica
There are almost as many stories and posts about the Super Bowl as there have been about impeachment. Today CNN takes us even a step further with information on how Super Bowl footballs get made. Something most of us probably... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2020 at respublica