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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Positively Witchy!

by Mauverneen

Witches at the Mansion
 My daughter and I decided to attend Witches Night Out. I had seen flyers in previous years and thought it would be fun but never made it. This year it moved from a downtown Joliet venue to the Jacob Henry Mansion, a Gothic looking Renaissance Revival 3 story built in 1873. A cross between elegant and spooky - what better setting could there be?

As we drove up the street we passed witches in cars and witches on foot – nary a broomstick in sight. What fun to see groups of witches heading to a party.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Positively Copshaholm

by Mauverneen

Mansion? South Bend? Who’d have thought!

Copshaholm - the Oliver Mansion
I had the pleasure recently of touring the Oliver Mansion in South Bend, Indiana. It sits adjacent to the Studebaker Museum as part of the Center for History. I was meeting the Greater Illlinois Region of the Classic Car Club for a tour, but was running a little late. As it turned out I was not the only one. Our ticket options were cars, mansion, or both. We bought tickets for both but as it turned out we had no time to see the cars.  Unfortunate, as they have an outstanding collection of vehicles, but we were not at all sorry that we chose to see the mansion.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Positively Pumpkin Time Again

by Mauverneen

Last year I had the pleasure of attending an entirely different type of pumpkin fest  – The Glass Pumpkin Patch at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. This year's fest is this upcoming weekend: October 15th to the 19th. I am definitely going and plan on bringing one of them home with me this time.