Located at the Corner of Combs
and West Main Street
Collinsville, IL 62234
August 12, 2019
Conversations Around the Dinner Table
It began with a photo of the dining room at the Collins House and thoughts of conversations the judge and the missus may have had amongst themselves and their children or Sunday guests. In today's world we anxiously await a new movi...
August 2, 2019
National Watermelon Day!
"When one has tasted watermelon, he knows what the angels eat."
Click image above to visit our historical tribute to watermelons.
Shall we celebrate?
for the melon in the patch is oh so great . . .
Bold green and striped on the outside...
August 1, 2019
Back in 1861, August was known as "cucumber time" ~
"In the last analysis, a pickle is a cucumber with experience."
While some may, and some may not
enjoy the cucumber, that lowly sprout . . .
But in the garden it has grown,
for over 3,000 years; my how time...
What's Up, Doc? ~
April 30, 2020
Extra! Extra! Read All . . . ~ Part 2
December 5, 2019
There Will Be Pumpkins ~
June 2, 2020
Then and Now (44)
1840 Illinois Farmers Almanac (5)
The Old Farmers Almanac (6)
Illinois State Historical Society (5)
Newspaper Clippings (4)
Many Thanks (36)
More of the Story (14)
What Say You? (3)
Child's Play (3)