Archive for History

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones Ancestors of Aliens in the QCA? The Mysterious Case of Non-Human DNA Strains First, let me wish all my friends out there in the far reaches of our Great Quad-Cities, USA a happy and healthy April. Even though April starts off with the infamous Fool’s day, let me assure you that...

  • Max’s Musings Max’s Musings

    By Max Molleston For you readers who pay close attention to the promises I make about “next Months” subject, Spring excitement will appear in May when our greenery and selection of purchased blooms are as firm as set jello. Can we wait to make good on the winters’ pondering and all the rest? ...

  • Turning Your Memories Into Memoirs Turning Your Memories Into Memoirs

    By Darrell Lietz Ridgecrest Village resident In her book, Your Legacy Matters, Rachel Freed writes, “ Imagine that you are leaving for a vacation or a business trip and you have not told your kids everything you want them to know – about you, about what matters most to you, about what you hope...

  • PUBLISHER’S CORNER PUBLISHER’S CORNER

    By Eloise Graham Daylight Savings Time: To Change or Not to Change At the time of this writing, we are one week into Daylight Savings Time. How is everyone’s sleep going? There seems to be a lot of controversy about having to change clocks and pill taking routines. Have any of you been talking...

  • Shamrocks and Palm Trees Shamrocks and Palm Trees

    By Mary Schricker Gemberling “Wherever you go and whatever you do, May the luck of the Irish be there with you!” As promised last month my article for March is being written with my toes in the sand on a sunny Florida gulf coast beach, Anna Maria Island. Since our January arrival in the suns...

  • Cut the Cake! Cut the Cake!

    By John & Joan Maxwell Cinnamon Ridge Farms When I was growing up in the 1950s and 60s, my extended family lived life together, as most settled near or in the Quad Cities. Birthdays were especially important, and with a large family, it was nearly always time to get the family together and cel...

  • Max’s Musings Max’s Musings

    By Max Molleston I have reached inside a century old collection of poems, titled One Hundred Narrative Poems. I used it a couple years ago to search out three poems originating during the U.S. Civil War. Part of those poems showed up in One Surrender, my second book focused on specific Civil War ac...

  • March Holidays March Holidays

    By Eloise Graham Special Days with Religious Significance Tuesday, March 20 will be the Spring Equinox. Equinox means equal night. There are twelve hours of daytime and twelve hours of night. Some pagan religions worship the spring/fall rquinoxes and summer/winter solstices. The Spring Equinox is ...