In my life, there are many "once a year" occasions I look forward to.
Spending a day with my college roommate, Becky, is one of those annual events. She lives in the Chicago area -- so we're three hours apart. We agree on a day (usually late in the summer) -- and I pick a town. There are a lot of interesting little towns in the State of Illinois.
We've been doing this for years now...and it is always, always one of the BEST DAYS of my year.
|Several years ago, Becky turned up with a new convertible!!|
|One year, we met in Dixon, Illinois...we laughed we talked, we ate lunch, we caught up with each other's lives..|
|Last year, we went to the Barb Wire Museum in DeKalb, Illinois.|
|This year -- there was the added benefit that she was DELIVERING my new Singer Featherweight (and TABLE)...|
|Becky and I met at the Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum. -- the most unusual house museum I've ever visited...|
|Robert Tinker was a gifted artist, and when he married the richest widow in town (possibly one of the richest women in the country at the time) -- his place in Illinois history was set in motion.|
And -- of course -- there was that scandal...