Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Historic Auto Attractions

Day Trip To Roscoe, IL

One classic Thunderbird and one retro Thunderbird were among the cars that gathered at the Historic Auto Attractions Museum in Roscoe, IL on Saturday, September 19. Nineteen people enjoyed going through the various rooms of the 36,000 sq. foot museum. It truly was a journey through time. In addition to over 75 historic autos, we saw extensive collections of Lincoln and John F. Kennedy artifacts and memorabilia. Some in our group named one area, the "evil room" as everything in it was from horrible times in history. This is a place that needs to be visited multiple times because there is just so much to see. When everyone had finished the walk-through, we caravanned to Sophia's Family Restaurant only a few miles away. We sat at one long table and were served by a very nice waitress. The food was plentiful and delicious. A big thank you to Joe and Barb Esdale for planning this interesting outing. Taking part were: Tom & Judy Bruin, Mike & Laura Cielenski, Joe & Barb Esdale, Gordon Gluff, Gail Hascek, Larry & Karen Kelly, Pete & Marylu Kramer, Jerry & Pat Peterson, Lloyd Schellin, Ken Smizinski and Bill & Liz Werth and Liz's brother, Herb Cook

Liz Werth.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Johnsburg Parade 2015

Suafen und Spiel Parade

The weather was perfect on September 13 for the 43rd Annual Johnsburg Suafen und Spiel Parade. Twenty-five people gathered at the lovely home of Len & Mary Keil to enjoy a light breakfast of bagels, donuts, sweet roll and a Joan Schellin yummy almond cake. There was plenty of time to mingle and remove car tops before heading out to the Parade. Thirteen cars lined up at the entrance of the subdivision to await a police blockade which facilitated easy exit on to a busy road. While the cars were waiting for the Parade to start, the Parade watchers were finding a suitable spot to view everything. Most of the cars carried Johnsburg Village officials and displayed magnetic signs. All cars were given mass quantities of candy to throw along the route. The Parade ended at a field where the cars lined up for display. The Village treated the drivers to liquid refreshments. After meeting up with the Parade watchers, everyone went back to the Keils' for a monstrous buffet lunch of beef sandwiches, sausage and peppers, mostaccioli, salad, chips and several desserts including delicate cookies and a pineapple upside down cake made by Lisa Ekstrom. Some watched football while others just relaxed. Taking part in this year's Parade were: Dan Anderson, Lee & Gina Bakakos, Tom & Judy Bruin, Pete & Lisa Ekstrom, Art Hahl, Bob & Helen Hoge, Len & Mary Keil, Dean & Beth Molburg (Keils' neighbors - driving a Chevy SSR), Dan Mrozek & Arlene Figlia, Lloyd & Joan Schellin, Ken & Kathy Smizinski, Len Vinyard, Bill & Liz Werth, Jim Wilson and Madeline Zambon. A huge thank you to Len & Mary for coordinating and hosting this event for the fourth year!

Liz Werth