I recently had breakfast with longtime friend Rudy Ebeling. He brought with him a toy wrecker truck, all steel, and about 22 inches long. It is in very good condition, which was surprising because it is probably close to 75 years old.
I was curious about its history and value, and Rudy gave me the truck for research.
Flooded soils, furious winds, street construction and building destruction are a few of the onslaughts against trees. No matter the offense, trees must adapt or die. They can't pick up their roots and move to a better place.
Some trees can amazingly live a couple hundred years in the same spot. They suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous people and extreme weather.
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Do not adjust your television sets. The Illini will indeed be playing in gray on homecoming.
It's the 90th anniversary of the day Harold "Red" Grange dominated with four TDs in the Memorial Stadium dedication game, Oct. 18, 1924.
Hold the champagne. In just six years, AM radio celebrates its centennial in the United States. Although radio historians dispute the exact date, Westinghouse Electric's experimental KDKA in Pittsburgh began broadcasting in November of 1920. Most AM stations did not sign on until 1922. KDKA continues broadcasting today as a CBS affiliate.
SIU School of Medicine students
Four area students from the Class of 2018 began training in August at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The students participate in a "white coat ceremony" that welcomed them into the medical profession.
Steve Seim has a most comprehensive website at http://www.InstitutionalCemeteries.org that is designed to record burials of residents of such institutions as asylums, poor farms, orphanages, etc., so that those individuals will not be lost to history.
"But fornication and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient; but rather, giving thanks.
This is a really simple veggie side dish, but it's so delicious that it would suit a Sunday dinner or special occasion.
I created it when I realized I had the two main ingredients in my fridge, and needed to use them both before they spoiled.
The roasted mushrooms took on an intense flavor, but it went really well with the sprouts.