I did get some things in the mail though that are VERY special...... to me anyway. As you all know by now, I want to go back to the little farm town where I spent part of my childhood and every summer until I went to college. It's called Hanover and it's in the Northwest corner of the state of Illinois in Jo Davies County, U.S.A. Anyway, there is a wonderful gentleman who has "taken up the cause" and loves Hanover as much as I do when you look at all the work he's done. I purchased the following books from him that he published from scrapbooks that his Mother maintained her whole life and research that he did himself.
There are lots of pictures in this one of people I remember from my childhood and many of my own relatives. I haven't had time to sit down and read it but you can bet I will tonight!
This is the second edition of Who's Who in Hanover. I already had the first edition and this one is the second one that was just finished last year. I think this is so neat and have never heard of any town ever doing this before. Does anyone out there know of other towns or communities that do this? I'm so blessed that the one I love does!
Terry and his wife, Maxine, did the coloring book too. Terry wrote and designed it while Maxine drew and illustrated it. It is a great book! It's filled with history and historical places. I am such a "happy camper" to own these treasures and that they even exist! I also got an email the other day that The Field Museum in Chicago is sending out a research team of biologists to spend the summer in Jo Davies county and Hanover as there are original prairies there that they want to study. I beleive it too! Last year there was a farm for sale near Hanover that still had a stagecoach trail visible on their property and that they had preserved and never plowed. I told you this place was special and not just because I think so. Obviously others do too! I just don't want it to get so special that I can't afford to move back there! LOL!
P.S. I'm starting to plan my Memorial Day Festivities and I've got the dessert picked out! Go take a look at Michael's Pink Malted Milk Ball Cake on Inspired By Charm He made it for his Mother for Mother's Day and I want one! LOL! It sounds and looks fabulous....oh, I better eat as I am really hungry now thinking about that cake! BYE!!!!!!!!!!