Then N’ Now – Diversity

This is yet another post in my “Then N’ Now” series. It is about how I saw the world in the 1940s to the 1960s and how I see it now.

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Besides Soybeans & Corn…

Besides soybeans and corn, there is very little growth in rural areas these days. They just don’t get their share of prosperity as the metro areas do.  I think that is one of the many factors causing distress in America today.  Many of the people in rural areas feel like they are paying their taxes […]

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I Voted Yesterday

I want to let you in on a couple of secrets I have. Since they closed down all but one of the polling stations in my town I will be voting early now. The last time I voted on election day I had to stand in line with a hundred or so avid Trump voters. […]

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Trip Report – Southern Illinois… Give Them a Break..

I have several interesting posts to do on my just completed micro-RV trip into southern Illinois. As usual I managed to avoid interstate highways for  all but four miles of the 700+ adventure.  Anyone even vaguely familiar with Illinois know that the vast majority of the state’s population resides in the extreme northeast around Chicago. I can […]

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New Harmony

This is a needed “lighten up” day so I thought I would give you some more facade pics of my recent uRV trip to New Harmony Indiana.  When so many small towns are piling on the dust bins of history  it is nice to see that some are almost flourishing. (as usual click on any […]

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Small Town Life

     You don’t know America if you have never eaten at a small town cafe. This one in Ennis Montana like so many others is proud of its heritage. We had breakfast there, a big place of sausage gravy and biscuits so didn’t have a change to try their strawberry pie… The biscuits were […]

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Small Town America…

Small towns like Orleans in Orange County Indiana were once thriving towns.  I can imagine that the domed top of this building was the major attraction in the area.  Like most building of this era some of the windows have been bricked over and are no longer occupied.

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On The Road – Council Bluffs Iowa (Day 2)

Here I am sitting in our hotel room in Council  Bluffs Iowa. But unlike last night I am sitting here alone.  No my wife didn’t get mad and leave me; she is instead in a casino about 100 yards from our hotel room.  Unknowingly I chose a hotel for the night in a casino complex. […]

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