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December 12, 2017

Hitch your horse and carriage near our barn,

Embark with me upon our Christmas yarn . . .

Footfalls crunching through freshly fallen snow,

We journey to Christmas cheer of long ago . . .

The year is 1845,

a modest time to be alive . . .

Along the brickened path we walk,


December 4, 2017

It was on December 3, 1818, that Illinois became the 21st state of the United States of America . . .


"I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have.

I must stand with anybody tha...

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