Archive for May 2015

Clark IS Grant!

Posted by: Joe on: May 25, 2015

    This Grant project entitled Faces of History was for Classical Conversations. When I completed the writing, I presented it to the whole Essentials writing class. I presented my project on the 150th anniversary of the day that Grant and Lee settled all terms of surrender for Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. I chose […]

Happy Memorial Day!

Posted by: Joe on: May 25, 2015

I took this picture during Memorial Day weekend in 2011. We were visiting the Chattanooga National Cemetery as part of our Civil War study. Andrew’s Raiders are buried here. As Clark and Cole were playing out in this field I asked them both to turn and look at the flag. Clark saw the flag flying […]

The Music Man!

Posted by: Joe on: May 24, 2015

This past April, I had another exciting experience at the Center for the Arts, in the ensemble of The Music Man. I was thrilled to be with a few of the cast members of Pinnochio & Beauty and the Beast, Jr. After many hours of rehearsal and late nights, we performed 11 shows including two […]

Words To Live By

Posted by: Joe on: May 19, 2015

Happy Birthday Chloe!

Posted by: Joe on: May 19, 2015

Chloe’s 13th Birthday

Posted by: Joe on: May 18, 2015

We recently celebrated Chloe’s 13th birthday and had a wonderful time at Parthenon Grille. I’m sure Chloe will remember this special evening for the rest of her life. The boys have both begun planning their 13th birthday event.  

During the first week of May we visited the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, IL to see the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the funeral procession just as it proceeded through Springfield and past Lincoln’s home in the center of town.    


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