Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
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Monday, July 18, 2011
This is the start of my collection of old motto pictures. I found this in my mother-in-law's things and just adored it.
One of my very favorites, this one was found at an antique show in Peoria. I pretty well have my walls filled with odds and ends like this. Most everything came from antique stores, garage sales, auctions or was lovingly made by someone. Anymore, as much as I dislike housework, I kind of wish I liked things more modern and much sparser. Alas, that is not the case so I am also collecting quite a bit of dust! I have the theory that dust is "clean dirt" since it can be eliminated quickly if you just get out the dustcloth! One day soon! (Click to enlarge)
Friday, July 15, 2011
Here is a postcard featuring two little children who look as if they would rather be doing something other then posing before an old crazy quilt that is being used as a backdrop for their photo. Cute little kids and lovely old quilt. You may or may not know, but quilts are a very important part of my life and have been for getting close to 40 years now. It is an obsession in a way. The back of this card has nothing written on it, but I have found another card----
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011
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Saturday, July 9, 2011
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I have decided to add two pictures from my mom's side of the family from the days when they had a summer cottage north of Peoria. These pictures and many others are in earlier posts under the "Pearce Family". In this one, my Aunt Nelle sits on the boat and my mom, Nan, is the first girl standing in the water. They, too, are in their swimwear.
Here is my grandfather, Dan, with my grandmother, Maggie to his right and an unknown woman with them. Thought these went well with my postcard. (Click to enlarge)
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Here I pose in front of the river. I was finishing my freshman year in high school. Certainly was not a fashion plate - although I don't think I looked any different than the lions' share of teenagers back in the forties. I am noticing the pin on my blouse and remembering it was a wooden "CD", my initials, and I had forgotten all about it. I wonder where that ever ended up? Will post more pictures from this point in time on a later date. (Click to enlarge)
Monday, July 4, 2011
Track Inn building originated in 1900s. The building Di’s Track Inn occupies originally was Marburger’s tavern, opened by John Marburger in 1907, which was split between the tavern and a barbershop, according to local historian Gary Fyke. The tavern changed hands a few times, and then became different restaurants, including the Northtown Café, New Apollo and Michael’s, until Donna Gondek’s parents, Sam and Mary Ann King, bought the businesOpening in May 1977, Track Inn’s business mostly came from the railroad. Gondek recalled long days and busy times at the restaurant during the initial years. She and her mother were thrilled to make $300 the first day the restaurant opened, Gondek said. The business was her mother’s idea, and she kept the food cooking while Gondek was out front with the customers. As years went by, Gondek ran the business by herself and found she enjoyed the making of the food.
Picking up skills from her mother on cooking, she also learned how to make pies and other goods from her night cook. She began baking up a storm, winning her 42 awards in a five-year period at the Heart of Illinois Fair. They made her stop entering, Gondek said. “I really had dedicated pretty much my life to it,” said Gondek of the business.
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Friday, July 1, 2011
This card was written a long, long time ago - about 102 years. Again, thanks to Beth for being our hostess on PFF. Stop by her blog and see all the blogs you can visit to find great postcards this PFF. Have a fun Fourth. (Click to enlarge)