Category Archives: Smalltown American Life

Weekend Visits: Outside and In

Many years ago, I had one particular summer itineration that placed me in outside settings:  a VBS in Effingham where we sat under trees for lunch and outdoor activities, a youth camp in Southern Illinois, and a park worship service with picnic afterwards. … Continue reading

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Itineration Visits to the North and Central Illinois

I’ve had a busy 4 days, enjoying great fellowship, food, and welcoming overnights during my drives to Mason City, Effingham, Brownstown and Shelbyville. Before I forget, let me post our pictures here for everyone to enjoy. Ping An (Peace)!    

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Small town Recycling: “One Man’s Junk is Another Man’s Treasure”

My mom and I have just now been on a mission while sitting on the back deck:  Waiting to find out how many minutes it takes to get rid of a tiller cultivator. The motivation for this started the other day with the lawn … Continue reading

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May 31 – June 15 Itineration Photos and Mini-caption Reports

For those checking my website to see the most recent updates from my travels, here are photos taken at numerous presentations.

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A U.S. Dog Contest Entry: Wish Us Luck!

Last week, I went for a trim at my hair stylist’s salon, Stephen’s.  This was to ensure that I looked updated and preppy for my travels to our Illinois Great Rivers’ Annual Conference, which I attended last week. While lounging … Continue reading

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Catching You Up: NYC and South Carolina

I’m off again for a week, enjoying my travels around Illinois for presentations, so I felt I should do a little catch-up before leaving. Although I’ve been back in the States since May 9, it seems a shame not to … Continue reading

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Finishing Up Promised News: US Consulate Talk

My time is winding down here in the big city of Chengdu. I will finish my Chinese language classes on May 1, which is the UN proclaimed international holiday, Labor Day. China observes this with 3 days off, May 1 … Continue reading

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