Hello, avid readers of past wisdom and predictions 1840's style ~ September from the 1840 Illinois Farmer's Almanac compliments of archive.org. "None are so fond of secrets, as those who do not mean to keep them; such persons covet secrets as a spendthrift covets money for the purpose of circulation." ~ Excerpt from September Illinois 1840 Almanac Click image to see a PDF you can zoom as large as you desire. Notice in the right column: "Prest Jno Hancock died September 28,
A hearty "Thank You" to Elliot Schusky for taking this beautiful photo of a sunflower and Monarch butterflies this weekend at the D.D. Collins House. Click image to read the entire poem and about Eugene Field. Eugene Field was born in St. Louis and became a very popular columnist and children's poet in the 1800s ~ making Elliot's photo extra special for us all!