The first full day was wonderful
Lunch in Amish country with the twins for my favorite fried chicken.
Tuesday night means auction night!
But it was my birthday!
check out the cake my friend made for me!
Angel food with whipped creme icing and toffee crunch.
She iced it at the restaurant even.
One of our younger friends works there so he made everyone sing
"happy birthday to cousin Ann!"
Then to the auction
I was so happy I found my favorite childhood book,
The Box Car Children
I can remember checking it our of our town library frequently!
There is a entire series of the Box Car Children
I got it for $5.50..more than I thought but the auctioneer told everyone it was a Dick and Jane book, so the price went up. But it was a great birthday gift to myself.
Then I got this!
I got it for $5.50 too!
I am thinking it was in someone pocket during the
Charleston Riot March 28, 1864
I also got a piece of Pyrex for $1 and some
revere ware pots for $1.50 for 1515.
The week was filled with Charleston Riot meetings
But plenty of cousin time
Lunch at Moonshine
Then Cousin Fred took us to see the grave of
So many stories about him at home
The cousins Dad use to take him from EIU to the river so he could take a canoe home from college!
I knew his brother, his Granddaughter is a friend of mine.
And then we sang "Holly Jolly Christmas" while we were there.
People remember him from Rudolph
people left little snowmen for Sam the Snowman
and then the EIU Homecoming!
had banners made for the twins electric car
I made from scratch Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls!
I know these days we spend together are pricless!
brothers and their daughter who are reenactors
played Copperheads for us!
beautiful day on the square in Charleston
look at the paparazzi
um..they look familar!
the streets are tree lined with beautiful old homes
The Connelly House which will be on the Historic House Tour
March 29, 2014
The home was built by a Major in the Civil War who served on
President Lincoln's funeral guard.
Dinner that nigh
Oh My! Homemade Beef and Noodles!
The week went fast and on the way home I took a picture of my very favorite tree
on the highway between the town I was born in and the town I grew up in
I wait anxiuosyl ever year to see its color of orange and red.
Had not hardly turned at it was October 21st.
It was a great birthday week, thanks to my wonderful family.
Sorry I have been absent now I have to catch up with what you have been doing!
And I can't belive it but this was my 500 post!! ANN