Pilgrimage to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Burr Oak Home

Ten years ago, I took a solo road trip to a conference in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Along the way, I treated myself to several side trips, including one to a town I had always wanted to see: Burr Oak, Iowa. This was briefly the home of one of my favorite authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder. ThoughContinue reading “Pilgrimage to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Burr Oak Home”

Postcards From the World: Iowa Dreams

Today’s featured postcard is one of the traditional “Greetings From….” card with the place name in big letters made up of images of tourist attractions. This uniquely American postcard design was first created in the 1930s by a German immigrant printer. They were originally printed on paper that was embossed with a linen-like texture. OfContinue reading “Postcards From the World: Iowa Dreams”

Friday Five: Over the Summer Hill

What sign marks the end of the summer for you? It used to be Labor Day, because my son always started back to school the next day. Now that he’s in college, he’ll start earlier, so I guess it’s the now the third week of August that marks the end of the season in myContinue reading “Friday Five: Over the Summer Hill”