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Lillian’s Lace

  My friend Jennifer and I like to lunch. When we both lived in Iowa we met in small towns between our two municipalities. We crisscrossed Eastern Iowa looking for interesting eating nooks housed in odd places such as a former funeral home (Le Claire), a pioneer butchery (Anamosa), a historic downtown (Mt. Vernon), and… Continue reading Lillian’s Lace

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February Furniture: A Blacksmith’s Desk

February first found me still in Minnesota unable to drive home through the ice and snow of Iowa. I was on deadline so I wrote through my Aunt Linda's superbowl party feeling a bit ungracious and unsocial. But eureka! There was an old story to unearth at Aunt Linda's! She too has been the recipient… Continue reading February Furniture: A Blacksmith’s Desk