Sweet Corn and Summer

What is summer without a parade? Well, it’s not the same.  Since I’ve yet to find a proper parade here in the UK, when my brother reminded me on our first night back in Illinois that the Mendota Sweet Corn Festival was going on , I dragged the kids there. Never mind that it was [Read On]

Traditions (or, "I love a parade")

The Fourth of July festivities in our little town have always been fun, and this year were enjoyed with a dose of sentimentality. At the “Brat Tent” there is typically a full schedule of fun activities for the little ones – a special lunch, craft areas, a trackless train, bounce houses and slides, and a [Read On]