Category Archives: Indiana

Swipe right on Shipshewana

Mobile devices make everyday tasks more convenient, but they sure have taken a toll on my ability to connect successfully with people I care about. I miss the lost art of conversation. If, like me, you need a break from … Continue reading

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A Saint and a Newspaper Editor Spent Time On South Calhoun Street

Walking in the steps of Eero Saarinen in Fort Wayne was one thing, but it was quite another to stay kitty-corner from the former stomping grounds of not only a saint, but also the founder of the largest English-language Catholic … Continue reading

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Eero Saarinen Was In Fort Wayne!

To some, spending a couple of days in Fort Wayne, Indiana after two weeks in England would be akin to the sentiment of the popular World War I song, “How Ya Gonna Keep ‘em Down on the Farm (After They’ve … Continue reading

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A Pink Rose Quilt Was The Start of Something Big For Marie Webster And Marion, Indiana

Marie Webster wanted a new quilt for her bedroom, so she dusted off her quilt-making skills, turned to her garden for inspiration, and created an appliqué quilt with pastel pink roses, a pale green lattice, and a swag border. She … Continue reading

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Pick Up A Penchant For Pudding Stones At Gene Stratton-Porter’s Wildflower Woods

“This moment was worth the trip,” I thought to myself as I sat under a canopy of golden leaves, watched swans glide past and tucked into my ham salad sandwich. The setting for my picnic lunch was the Gene Stratton-Porter … Continue reading

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Start The Ball Rolling To Visit Minnetrista

When you see a Ball jar, you might think of luscious homemade jams, savory pickled cucumbers and ripe tomatoes, all preserved at the peak of their freshness so they can be enjoyed all year long. Visit Minnetrista in Muncie, Indiana, … Continue reading

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No Wonder Birds Flock to Gene Stratton-Porter’s Limberlost Cabin

The songs of Petey the canary must have been the perfect background music for Mrs. Warren G. Harding as she read The Harvester and Her Father’s Daughter. The former First Lady owned both of these books by Gene Stratton-Porter, the self-taught … Continue reading

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