Recently I posted a photograph on my personal facebook page boldly announcing that tulips are my favorite flowers and asking others “What is your favorite?” What I learned was I must have many favorites, because most of the 14 others named by friends are favorite flowers of mine too. Then I thought I might see … More Favorite Indiana Spring Flowers
Some trees were harvested. They were cut and hauled away. The rest were bulldozed into piles to prepare fields for corn and soybeans. Oaks rubbed against each other. We used to hide in those woods. We couldn’t see the neighbor’s farm but now the barn to the west was visible. It opened up into the … More In Search of Trees
Every spring I fall in love with the City of Rensselaer. The beauty is all around us. Those evidences of spring must have been placed in the special locations years ago. Spring begins for me when the Spring Beauties fill my fencerow. This year it was April 20th. But May in Rensselaer is when the … More May in Rensselaer, Indiana
Into this place of beauty swaying reeds, lily pads shimmering ponds wild life in abundance a place of wonder and mystery named Au Ki Ki by the Indians Came outliers to create a life of peace and harmony with nature, among them were outlaws whose diabolical aims were to cause mayhem and dare to take … More Au Ki Ki – Beautiful River – The Kankakee
I am charmed by one-room schoolhouses. In my third year of teaching, I taught in a one-room school just south east of Bloomington, Indiana, while my husband continued his education. It was actually two one-room schools attached so that one building housed grades 1-3 with Mrs. Polly, and my school classroom held grades 4-6. I … More One Room Schools
When moths were millers, fireflies were lightening bugs and groundhogs were woodchucks, it was the summer of our lives. Poetry by Pat Kopanda. Photography by Frank Hubeny.
Abraham Lincoln Halleck is not as familiar a name as his son, Congressman Charles A. Halleck, who served as our United States Representative from 1935-1969. Abraham was born in November 1860 in Kankakee County, Illinois, and just a few days after his birth, Abraham Lincoln was elected president, and the reason for Abraham’s name. He … More Because of Abraham Halleck