The friends and family I get to see every year at the fair.  It is comforting to have a reunion in a place as lovely and peaceful as Greenup, Illinois — especially in the summer.

Books.  I can never have too many.  I love them so much my “dining room” is actually a library.
Old movies.  It is reassuring every once in awhile to revisit a classic film – when people dressed well, used grammar and looked fabulous.  Also when they all knew the words and steps to a song they’d never heard before.

Surprises.  It’s hard to get me as I am fairly observant, but that’s why I appreciate it all the more when someone manages to surprise me.

Tea.  I’m not sure I could go on without it.  It keeps me awake, calms me down, warms me up and cools me off.  It’s wonderful.
Halloween.  It’s my favorite holiday, for a number of reasons.  It makes it ok to look at the “dark” side and have fun with it.  Scary stories, history, ghosts, and candy.  But mostly I think I like it because it hasn’t been *too* ruined by commercial enterprises.  A little mascara as a moustache and you have a costume.  Plus, Poe rules.

Poe.  See above.

The 1893 World’s Fair.  It brought Chicago to the forefront, inspired a world and showcased dozens of inventions (including the Ferris Wheel).

3 thoughts on “I’m Thankful For …”

  1. Funny you should mention Poe and the 1893 World's Fair together. It was at that Fair that the only authenticated portrait of Virginia Poe was first displayed.

    Just a bit of trivia to start the day.

  2. Funny you should mention Poe and the 1893 World's Fair together. It was at that Fair that the only authenticated portrait of Virginia Poe was first displayed.

    Just a bit of trivia to start the day.

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