Trivia Too

It was an old-fashioned 4th of July


    It’s birthday time again! This time, it’s the birth of our nation.                  
    I wonder how the get-togethers on the Fourth of July will be affected by the virus.

COVID-19 forces wedding changes


     Do you know that there were more than 50,000 weddings originally planned for April, May and June 2020, according to data from the wedding planning site of

Trivia Too: It’s time to be persistent


    I believe it’s a time to be persistent. There’s a story of a little boy who stood on the sidewalk, waiting on a bus. A man walking by spotted the boy and gave him some gentle instruction.

Claire, my aide and international volunteer

Claire is the most unforgettable person I ever had the pleasure of meeting. My hands finally were so bad I couldn’t type any more, and on a Thursday evening, seven Illinois State students came to Blair House to operate the Bingo game for the residents who were interested.