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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fayette County Museum


We both slept like the dead last night.  At least it was quiet here last night.  About 6:00  we heard all the motors starting, so I am sure a lot of the people here are still working.


My opinion of this place has not changed in the least.  I went to the office this morning to use the internet, and just did not feel welcome at all.  I wish there were some  place in one of the little towns near here to get online, and I wouldn’t even bother going to the office at all.


We did go to both little towns this morning.  One is to the East and one to the West.  Vandalia, Ill. has a little Museum called Fayette County Museum.  We stopped there and walked through it, but there just wasn’t a whole lot to it.  We met the sweetest little old lady though.  Her name is Mary and she walked through with us and told us some stories about the little town of Vandalia.  We all 3 decided that one way to lower everyone’s taxes would be to do like they did in the old days, and just have one building that they used for everything.  It really hasn’t been that long ago that school, Church, town hall meetings, even dances were all held in the same building, and no one minded at all.  The ladies would even hold their sewing bees, quilting clubs and banquets for the sports teams in the same building.  Those buildings were always considered the heart of a small city.  I am afraid those days are gone forever…








I won’t bore you with a bunch more pictures from the museum.  This one did hold a very interesting tool that Abe Lincoln used to make shingles for his home.  The picture of that didn’t turn out though.  I couldn’t use my flash and parts of the museum were very dark.


After leaving the museum we stopped at the L & M Antique shop.  We love going through them and often they hold things that we both had in our families growing up.  I have been looking for several months for knitting patterns for doll clothes for my little sister, Jean.  She has 3 little Grand daughters and likes to knit them doll clothes, so I lucked out today and was able to pick her up a few patterns.


I think tomorrow we will probably stay in and get the laundry all caught up.  I also need to make some more ice.  I am sure there are other things around here that need to be done as well.


I am going to have an all vegetable and fruit supper tonight.  We took Gypsy’s advise and stopped at a Farmer’s market while we were still in WI.  We bought yellow zucchini, cantaloupe, onions, tomatoes, and I have a few apples that I am going to stew.  I had never tried the yellow zucchini.  I have eaten lots of green and lots of crook neck yellow squash.  Anyway, I like to wash it, slice it in the round, dip it in egg, then Italian bread crumbs and fry it in olive oil.  When it is done cooking I sprinkle it with parmesan or Romano cheese.  This is about the only way I ever eat squash, so if anyone out there has a good recipe they would like to share, I would love to have it.


Again, I am sorry about not being able to read or comment on everybody’s blogs this week, but I’ll get back to it as soon as possible.   


Nothing else exciting going on here, so I will get off of here and try to get something done.  Stay safe. 



Gypsy said...

Although I've eaten fried squash in restaurants, I've never tried it myself. I think I will cook it like that for dinner today. With fall coming on we soon won't be able to get some of those good summery veggies, (at least locally grown) so we have to enjoy them now!

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

We brush those veggies with A Rent A Chef Chefs Secret and a good olive oil. Then on skewers we broil on the grill. Go till just cooked but don't let them get soft.

A Rent A Chef Chef's Secret Chelberg Food Co Omaha, Ne

We are midwesterners, so this is available almost in all grocers around here.

Add an onion and some mushrooms or a cherry tomato to increase the flavor of the skewers.


Freely Living Life said...

You could never bore us with anything that has to do with a museum! thank you so much for sharing this post with us!

Antique shops and Farmer's Markets sounds like our kind of day! =)

Keep smiling!


Rick and Paulette said...

Thanks for sharing your tour of the museum!

anne and tony said...

The museum looks fascinating.
Love American colonial architecture. It's stately yet homely.
Tony and I also enjoy antique shops. I'm looking for a hearing horn for my dad. He has those expensive digital aids which are not really a success for him!!!