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What Dick Van Dyke, Gene Hackman, Donald O’Conner and Others Have in Common.

Posted on November 4th, 2016
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Danville, Illinois sits approximately 130 miles south of Chicago, just west of the Indiana border in some of the richest farmland in America. It has produced not only crops, but notable companies including Chuckles Candy, Windbreaker Jackets and others – ironically, this small slice of Americana town is most famous for the five celebrities who […]

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It’s a Beautiful Day for a Ballgame

Posted on October 28th, 2016
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If you are a lifelong Cubs fan, there is no way to describe the absolute joy you feel about the first World Series game that will be played tonight in Wrigley Field since October 10, 1945. Generations of Cub fans have gone to their graves without having the opportunity to experience what is happening Friday […]

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The Martin Oaks Family Is Growing!

Posted on October 25th, 2016
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We would like to congratulate Victor and DeQuandra Thompson on the newest addition to their family: Victor Jerrod Thompson, Jr. This little bundle of joy was born October 21, 2016 at 11:58 am, coming into this world at a whopping 7 lbs. /10 oz. /20 inches long.               Victor […]

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What You Really Leave Behind

Posted on October 24th, 2016
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In the timeless musical “Into the Woods,” Stephen Sondheim composed a beautiful, thoughtful song titled “Children Will Listen.” One of the lyrics reads: “children will look to you for which way to turn, to learn what to be.” Although Sondheim’s intention was to encompass many ideas, the truth is that what family members leave behind […]

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Burials, Gravestones and Terror in the Night

Posted on October 21st, 2016
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On my fifth birthday my parents gave me a copy of the classic Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. The ninth chapter in the book is called “Terror in the Graveyard.” Reading this chilling account for the first time is an experience I will never forget. Muff Potter, Doctor Robinson and company grave robbing in front […]

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