Clair and Catherine really enjoyed our recent visit with family in Quincy. 
It was a brief weekend, but a most saitsfying one. 
We accomplished much and the friendly moments have been engraved in our memories. 
Jorge The Crook'sCheese PlateInside St. Rose of Lima ChurchSt. Rose of Lima towerThe Quincy Veterans Home 
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Nines' Gallery
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How was your Thanksgiving? 
The Sturhahn table[Clair ]Sage, Rosemary rubbed roasted turkey breast, whipped Yukon Gold taters with chive, Sunflower bread and Polish Rye stuffing with caramelized onions, Parmesan, Cranberry Sauce with Bartlett Pear, Blackberries, Raspberries, Orange zest[Clair] Pumpkin pie with Cinnamon Whipped CreamThanksgiving figures by Catherine's front doorCornucopia
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Clair braved the frozen blast of winter wind and visited the Christkindlmarket in downtown Chicago.  They've always provided the best quality, German handcrafted holiday goodies.  The aroma of fresh roasted cinnamon nuts, hot chocolate, apple strudel, and potato pancakes wafted through the air.  Visit the market through the wreath link provided to the left. 
Christkindlmarket
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Sarah, Mary Kate, and James
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Jim Boll submitted this little treasure.
The date was June 15, 1922.


-Thanks! 
Recent gift from Nines to Catherine

GO HAWKS !!!
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"Here Come the Hawks" song
Saint Mary of Perpetual Help, Chicago IL
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Sarah's Confirmation
Sunday afternoon with Kent, D'Aunn and Sierra hunting mushrooms at the farm KJ and D'Aunn own south of Quincy.
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Future Molina
It was great to visit with Jim, Ginny, Jeanne and Debbie, and Joeine for a nice lunch and enjoyable conversation on Sunday, December 1st at The Pier in Quincy. 

Thanks to all for making it out and providing a warm glow to the get together!