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Cabin Fever? Not Yet!

​January has us sticking close to home most days. After a mild start to the month, ​the weather has turned against us.  Two heavy snow storms and a few more moderate snowfalls have given the snowblower the biggest workout it has had in years.​Now, the sky is clear but a polar vortex is keeping us […]

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A Family Reunion

​This past weekend, Georgia and I were on the road again. This time to Apple Valley, Minnesota where a Clough family reunion was held at the Apple Valley Community Center. ​Back Row: Clarence, Richard, Raymond, Casper, Harry.  Front Row: Anita, Mildred, John, Lydia, Marion, Elaine. Photo taken 1951 on the occasion of John and Lydia’s […]

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Festival Season Is Here!

​The summer festival season is getting into full swing here in Chicagoland. We started it off with Wauconda Fest this past weekend. ​Max and his Mom met us there for a great afternoon of fun and games. The weather was just about perfect and the food wasn’t bad either!​​Max rode a few rides and went through […]

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Happy New Year 2018

​Happy New Year 2018! ​Shortly after we were married, Georgia and I took our daughters on our first overseas trip. We enjoyed England and France but, the part we liked the best was the time we spent in Scotland. I hope we can get back there again​.

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Merry Christmas 2017

​We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!Tom and Georgia

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James Edward Moore – September 9, 1952 – November 2, 2017

​This last weekend, Georgia and I traveled to Milwaukee to attend a moving memorial service for my cousin Jim Moore.Jim was diagnosed with ALS on December 2nd, 2016. The terrible disease took him from us on November 2nd of this year. He was a loving father, devoted husband and companion, amazing teacher and loyal friend […]

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A Long, Warm Fall Weekend

It has been very summer like well into October here in the Chicago area. We took advantage of the weather by getting outdoors over the long Columbus Day Weekend. Max was staying with us so we had fun together.​Fall Festival​Indian Boundary Park in Chicago ​is home to an annual Fall Festival especially for children. Max […]

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Catching Up and Future Plans

Before I retired, I thought retirement would mean I had more time to pursue my own projects. In some ways that is true. I can now spend my time doing what I want to not what a “boss” tells me to. Still, I never have enough time to do everything I want to do.This blog […]

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Georgia’s Recovery and a New Project for Me

I know, I have been lax about posting for a while – again. We haven’t been doing any traveling for a while now. In my last post I said that Georgia was scheduled to have hip replacement surgery in May. That surgery went well and she is now in the rehab stage of recovery. She […]

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Two Road Trips – 1 Planned and 1 Not

On Wednesday of last week, Georgia and I took a “cabin fever” break by making a short two night trip to Wisconsin Dells. We stayed at our favorite hotel in Baraboo and spent much of our time at Ho-Chunk casino. They had a promotion going on that awarded rewards play for certain tasks. 10 points […]

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