The following pages contain some of my
fondest memories and recollections of places and things that have meant
a great deal to me. I grew up on a farm in west-central Illinois. Corn,
soybeans, cattle, and hogs were the mainstays, but there was much more than
tending animals and growing crops to life in a rural community. Come see
a little bit of my history. To begin, I think it only appropriate to see
just how much it cost to bring me into this world . . .
. . . and I'm worth it!!! Imagine having
a child for what dinner for two, a couple drinks and a movie would cost.
Come to think of it, that's probably a good guess as to how many of us were