Our anniversary is coming soon; next month in fact. Buck and I would have been married fifty-six years on August the 18th. It was a good marriage. I miss him terribly.

Our backgrounds could not have been more different.  I was from Chicago, he was from rural Illinois.


Hobbies are an important part of a healthy life style. I have friends who knit, quilt and paint. Me? I read.  Buck enjoyed a game of golf but in general really wasn’t into sports.  When he was in his fifties, he discovered the art of stain glass and became quite skille...

If you grew up in Bureau County, chances are you have been “tubin’” on Bureau Creek.

Big Bureau Creek is seventy-three miles long and meanders its way from Mendota through Bureau County to the Illinois River.

Much of the time, the creek is calm and slow.  But that change...

Today it is 104 degrees in Arlington, Texas, where I am visiting my son and his family. Everyone is working, so I find myself keeping company with a variety of dogs. We won’t be going outside much because of the heat. Later, when it begins to cool some, children and gr...

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