Posts tagged "Lora Stott"

A No Class Reunion with old friends in a small town

No Class Reunion official photo with 1971 and '72 classes combined. We were missing quite a few classmates.
It started when we began driving down to Dupo, Illinois–a small railroad town near the banks of the Mississippi. Just seeing the rows of corn stalks set against a Windex-blue sky brought back waves of nostalgia–thoughts of a simpler time without all the strife and discontent. That five hour drive was idyllic and more calming... Read more »

Finding the spirit of Christmas is a little harder this year

Christmas 2015
I am the poster child for Christmas, period. I know there’s a lot of holiday geeks out there, but I feel like I’m right at the top of the tree. I’ve even been known to dress like a Christmas tree for holiday gatherings so you can see there’s no limit to my enthusiasm. I have... Read more »

Chicago Now Blogapazlooza: Top of the world baby!

Chicago Now Blogapazlooza: Top of the world baby!
Welcome to another Chicago Now Blogapalooza! This is a writing exercise from our community manager Jimmy Greenfield who chooses topics for us to write about from time to time to keep our skills honed. This week’s challenge is to publish a post in one hour about this topic: “Write about a period or moment in... Read more »
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On going home and losing loved ones

A pumpkin train!
Chuck and I returned to my hometown of Dupo, Illinois last weekend to say goodbye to my beloved Uncle Marvin Stott. It was bittersweet since I was so happy to be back home and yet not, certainly, for this reason. Marvin was the town’s historian. He knew every piece of history worth knowing and then... Read more »