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Reflection On Memorial Day I'd be remiss if I didn't post at least once about Memorial Day.  It's more to me than just a three day weekend, because my husband was a career officer in the Air Force, his brother served for four years when he was fresh from high school many years ago, my other ex-br...
05/24/2011
Get Your Swimsuits Ready in Southwestern Illinois Regardless of the thunderstorms and tornadoes we're having in Southwestern Illinois, spring is well entrenched here and summer is sure to follow. Our summers are hot and humid, and being landlocked we look forward to the opening of community pools...
05/23/2011
A Toad, A Pair of Pelicans, B2B, And Brunch With Randy Travis Well, all true except they're not real. We had brunch at the local Cracker Barrel in Shiloh, Illinois, a good twelve minute drive from where we live in O'Fallon, Illinois.  As is always the case, we had to wait (today 15 minutes, somed...
05/22/2011
Illinois Real Estate License Transition Period Ends in April 2012 - Have You Taken The Exam? As most agents and brokers in Illinois know, the license law requires us to transition to the new licensing requirements: from salesperson to broker, from broker to managing broker. The transition period ...
05/21/2011
What is the Military Officers Association of America? It's an association of (mostly retired) and active military officers of the armed forces who meet every month for camaraderie, to raise funds for college scholarships for children of active and retired service members, and to help lobby Congr...
05/20/2011
Southwestern Illinois Weekender TGIF is almost here! How fast the time flies. What are your plans for this weekend? If you're in Southwestern Illinois, have I some weekend activities for you! May 20, 2011 - Peanut Butter & Jam Festival on the downtown Square in Highland, Illinois.Bring the kids! ...
05/19/2011
Tanks For The Memories I read Rose King's blog this morning, and it gave me this idea of what to blog today for the 31 Days of May Challenge and for the Wild Wednesday Group. When we moved to O'Fallon, Illinois 19 years ago from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan we were greeted by this water tank...
05/18/2011
Fourteen More Days To Go It's the 17th day of the 31 Days of May Challenge and my mind is exhausted.  Will I make it to the end? I don't know!  All I want is to post this tonight so I can breathe a little. But then the process starts again tomorrow. Will I have something lined up for tomorrow? I ...
05/17/2011
What a Difference a Day Makes Yesterday my post was about the last day of the Art on the Square Show in Belleville, Illinois. It was a gloomy, rainy, windy, and cold three days. This event is typically very well attended, but crowds stay away when the weather is not pleasant. Today is a very sunn...
05/16/2011
Art on the Square in Belleville, Illinois It's the last day of the Art on the Square this afternoon capping the show's 10th year anniversary. It's the culmination of a much anticipated event that brings talented local and out-of-state artists, and commerce, for three days to the city of Bellevill...
05/15/2011
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Author Bio: Yolanda earned her business degree in marketing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She is a licensed real estate broker and Realtor, helping home buyers and home sellers in Southwestern Illinois since 2004.