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).
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