5/19/13 Sunday at Elwood, IL (Cathy and Win’s Farm)
Cathy thoughtfully arranged for her neighbors to take us to Mass, so we marched across Hwy 53, meeting them at their van. So we got a free ride to church with a couple of sweet ladies. Actually they used to live in Cathy’s farm house before it was sold to Cathy and Win. Merilee is a great grandmother and her mother is a great great grandmother. They said their house is really full when their kids come to visit. At Mass, the choir consisted of 2 ladies (plus organist) singing in harmony. Glad I could help out in the congregation.
Back at the farm, we visited, then had fruit salad and turkey sandwiches. Cathy stated that she only allows turkey for 3 meals in a row, so this is the last after our lunch and turkey sandwiches for supper last night. Poor turkey, consigned to the freezer for who knows how long.
Time to finally get the blog entries posted, since now I have Cathy’s excellent Internet Service available. That took most of the afternoon.
Field trips next: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. This was created in 2000. They bury about 30 veterans a day. Hard to believe.
Committal Pavilion (where they hold a service for the loved one). No one is allowed at the grave site on burial day, but they are given a map that shows where they’ll be.
Columbariun (area for cremated bodies)
Bronze statue memorializing the ammunition depot workers who died in an explosion.
We’re on Route 66 as we head home, so I took a photo of Cathy, under the sign. I also got a shot of “Gemini Giant” or Rocket Man, as Cathy calls him, one of the fixtures on Route 66.
Back home we enjoyed more conversation and a lovely dinner of quinoa spaghetti and “Classico” spaghetti sauce. The spaghetti sauce was great because even though it was store bought, it didn’t have any sugar! None of us had eaten quinoa before, so we were curious. The spaghetti did have a different flavor, but was still just fine. Fun! Of course, we completed our evening with more talking.