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7th September 2016

Oh yes, Moses and Susan owned George's mom and also owned him I suppose for a bit. I should have clarified that!
7th September 2016

Seems like Congress here in Illinois is never in session.
From Blog: Finale
6th September 2016

Too bad I was not with you....you would at least have heard the song ;)
6th September 2016

I read up on George so now I know who Moses and Susan are.
5th September 2016

Maybe dad and I should visit these two places. And the chicken restaurant!
4th September 2016

Love this story. I can get a real feel for how it is there. Now I want to go.
4th September 2016

Have you read *Pioneer Girl,* which annotates her first, unpublished nonfiction journal? It is loaded with pictures and quite fascinating. I know your mom has it.
4th September 2016

Mary....Tine has that book. I have not read it yet. I want to borrow it one of these days when I have time to spend reading it.
4th September 2016

What kind of roof is that....it still looks pretty good considering the age of it.
15th June 2015

Got bats?
15th June 2015

The whole trip sounds absolutely delightful! If I ever get a chance to go to Europe, I hope you will be a consultant for me!
From Blog: Gorgeous Gent
15th June 2015

I entirely agree with Anne. I regard myself as a pretty good travel planner for Europe, but you are terrific. And allow me to say also that you are a super travel writer. I will miss checking the blog everyday! Eager to hear about your n
ext trip.
From Blog: Gorgeous Gent
14th June 2015

OOOH a castle!!
From Blog: Gorgeous Gent
14th June 2015

Oh, Ghent sounds just wonderful! I'd love to go there. Marty wasn't too impressed with Brussels; he should have gone to Ghent.
From Blog: Gorgeous Gent
14th June 2015

Almost LEGO like
From Blog: Gorgeous Gent
13th June 2015

We love museums, churches, etc. but just as much we love nice places to sit and watch the people. It sounds like Brugges is perfect for that!
From Blog: Damme
13th June 2015

Sounds like you had a good tour today and that military museum sounds like something dad would enjoy. He might like the waffles too! Enjoy your last day tomorrow. CU soon!
12th June 2015

Nice gentlemen taking pictures....better to watch out for them. If there hadn't been the information center you could have found a shop to go into. Maybe I'm paranoid but it's best to be careful. Have fun on your last two days!! CU Mond
ay. Izzy will be thrilled to see you.
11th June 2015

Looks like another nice day. I hope you will find good things to do in Brussels.
From Blog: Damme
11th June 2015

Oh, that looks really nice!Marty was wondering if Brugge would offer enough to fill three days, but it certainly seems as if you found plenty to do and see. I've heard that a good day trip from Brussels is Ghent. They say it is kind of lik
e Brugge but larger and with fewer tourists. But it does not look as if you need any advice from me!
From Blog: Damme
10th June 2015

Choice - or "freedom" - is what we most often take for granted. Until it is denied, it is like the air we breathe. Most of us alive today don't appreciate the threats that lurk like diseases in remission throughout history, and which erup
ted with unbelievable violence in the middle of the 20th century. I have not been to the battlefields and death camps of Europe, but I saw Nazi atrocities on film, which was used as evidence at Nuremberg's post-war trials by the American prosecutor. Those images and possibly more importantly the preserved camps like the one you visited are critical testimonials, aren't they? (For the film angle, see "Hollywood At War" in the New Yorker, March 17, 2014.)
10th June 2015

Amsterdam is where I picked up the terrible habit of dipping my fries into mayonnaise. However, I also became such a connoisseur of properly cooked fries that I don't eat them here in the states unless it's a French or Belgian restaurant!
10th June 2015

Read the Diary, but didn't visit the house. The Hollywood version of the Diary is pretty good, too. 1959. Shot in Amsterdam. (Maybe I did visit the house - virtually.)
10th June 2015

Fishes should be approached with caution. Pickled herring in sour cream sauce out of the refrigerator case in the grocery store, however, I took to right from the start. My recommendation (to give it a sporting chance) is to treat yoursel
f to a bottle of akvavit, chill it thoroughly in the freezer and serve small chunks on Wasa toast and Premium crackers. Pretty soon you will be arguing over which cracker is better and fighting over the pickled onions in the bottom of the jar. Skol!
10th June 2015

Just like Peanut...except Peanut doesn't sleep in a window! I hope he doesn't fall out.

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