Giving Thanks in Moline

2016-12-23T08:55:22+00:00 November 27th, 2016|Illinois|

We had quite the posse on board for Thanksgiving.  Chet, Tim and Amy came from California to Vegas.  Then we stopped off in Arizona to pick up Kathy and Rich, then Texas to pick up [...]

Moline Thanksgiving

2015-12-09T17:38:04+00:00 November 27th, 2015|Illinois|

We took a planeload of family from San Francisco and Denver to Moline for Thanksgiving.  Mike's nephew, Tim, and his wife Amy were top secret cargo - a special surprise, since they just recently moved [...]

Moline, IL Cornfest

2017-09-14T09:48:48+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Illinois|

Sweet corn in the midwest is a treat more like dessert that a vegetable.  The Quad City area (northwest Illinois and southwest Iowa) is right in the corn belt, and the headquarters of John Deere.  That [...]

Thanksgiving in Moline, IL

2017-09-14T09:48:48+00:00 November 26th, 2014|Illinois|

Cookie directing Thanksgiving buffet traffic.  A big thank you to our local family who pot-lucked dinner, including Vicki's great broccoli salad.  We brought our appetites.Did you know that pretty close to 100% of the 40 million turkeys that Americans eat each year [...]

Tim and Amy’s Wedding

2017-09-14T09:48:51+00:00 August 18th, 2014|Illinois|

Nephew Tim and Amy tied theknot in style at the Skyline Loft, just outside of Chicago. What agreat party!!!  Making sure my date is up to snuff - it's been awhile since he wore a tie.The beaming [...]

Chicago River Tour

2017-09-14T09:48:51+00:00 August 15th, 2014|Illinois|

Brilliant Henry Moore bronzesculpture sets off some of Chicago'sfine architecture.Crown Fountain in Millenium Park,a kid magnet on this summer day.Famous radio commentator "Good Day!" Paul Harvey was a proud Chigagoan from WWII until his death in 2009. America's [...]

Golfing in Geneseo, IL

2017-09-14T09:49:00+00:00 July 6th, 2014|Illinois|

Family golf in Geneseo, IL.  Lucky me, the tokenfemale!An unusually wet June had the mighty Mississippion the rise.  Obviously Dan needs a little more putting advice.Just when you think you've seenthe worst of Rolly's t-shirts...A [...]

Moline Reunion

2017-09-14T09:49:00+00:00 July 6th, 2014|Illinois|

The first, the original Raney siblings - first "baby" Steve on the left, then Tom, Mary Ann, Charlie, Kathy, Dan, Rolly, Cookie, Mike and Rosemary. We were missing quite a few, but this is some ofthe extended [...]

Wedding at the Moose Lodge in IL

2017-09-14T09:49:00+00:00 July 3rd, 2014|Illinois|

Mike's brother Steve, who finally found the loveof his life in Linda.  Their party at the Moose Lodgein Geneseo, IL was a blast.  Family fun!*NOT* Just Married - the marriage actually happenedover a year ago. [...]