Claire Enjoys Autumn in Mineral Point
Claire says fall and the lead-up to Halloween is her favorite stretch of the year in Wisconsin. In talking withRead more.
Emily Dickinson’s Room in Claire’s Apartment
Not only does Claire own everything written by and about Miss Emily, she has a replica bedroom dedicated toRead more.
Claire, the Poet of Mineral Point
On the 3rd floor of this building, a reclusive and introverted poetress lived and may still reside. The locals don’tRead more.
Grant’s Later Years, His Death, and Grant’s Tomb
The great general developed throat cancer from those thousands of cigars, and the end wasn’t comfortable. After hisRead more.
US Grant and the Family in Galena
After the Civil War the city of Galena gave this beautiful house to Grant and his family as a wayRead more.
A Fine Labor Day in Galena, Illinois
From Freeport, IL, where I’m staying, I drove west 55 miles to Galena. Thought it would be rainy, but byRead more.
Sadness, Both of Us Are Sad
Isn’t this such an emotional photo? Found it on Facebook, from a lady in Turkey. You can imagine, andRead more.
Speaking of Lamps and Lanterns . . . .
On a tour of a historic home in Waupaca, Wisconsin, the tour guide showed us a small, round lantern, aboutRead more.
Final Thoughts for Now About Freya
Meals with Freya were like none anyone could ever imagine. She often caught enough chubs from the brook to makeRead more.
Freya at Her Bull Brook Stone Home
As I walked those eerie steps to look into her cabin, I had no idea what I’d see. HerRead more.