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MLK monument in Washington DC

My First Visit to The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in DC

When I had the chance to tour the White House at the holidays, I decided there were a few other sights that I hadn’t seen that had been calling my name. I had to make time to do a few places on the mall. And though I had thought I’d write the posts in order […]

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Union Station St Louis ceiling

St. Louis A to Z: Union Station, USS Inaugural and Upper Limits

We are getting to the section of the alphabet that has several letters that as I started this y St. Louis A to Z project, I expected to be a real challenge. For “U” I knew immediately I would seize the moment with Union Station, but I never expected to get a couple of other suggestions […]

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looking for the cotton harvest crew

City Girls Getting Up Close to Cotton

Some of you may remember that a little while ago I wrote about taking my youngest niece on a farm field trip during harvest. That post was about us checking out some soybeans. Not sure how I failed to get back to writing about the trip since I have a whole series of posts to […]

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Ted Drewes

St. Louis A to Z: Ted Drewes & Toasted Raviolis

When it came time for the letter T to be featured in my St. Louis A to Z, two major foods came to mind — Ted Drewes and toasted ravioli! Both of them are talked about frequently in St. Louis and both foods have fans in town. So please stop reading if you are hungry! Ted […]

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St. Louis A to Z: Science at the Forefront, Soulard and the Sheldon

Most of the A to Z posts, focus first on a specific place, person or activity but as I planned out the St. Louis A to Z, I kept coming up with so many different things that related to science that I thought I should give that area of study a major shout out. Science […]

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Christmas on the Creek

Have you ever heard of Christmas on the Creek?

I love small towns and the parades they have. I’ve seen cars, trucks and tractors pulling floats for homecoming, celebrating the nation’s birthday or honoring our veterans. I think there is something unique about how some small towns celebrate holidays and Christmas is certainly one that you can find some in small towns going all […]

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The White House

I Had a White House Birthday Celebration This Year!

This year I had another birthday to remember! I’ve mentioned before how much I enjoy having a variety of experiences on my birthdays having celebrated quietly with dear family and friends, marked my birthday pheasant hunting in California or getting my hands hennaed in India. This year, I wasn’t sure how I would spend the day. […]

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I am Janice Person and I am St. Louis #WeAreSTL Video

Hello. I am Janice Person or as many know me JPlovesCOTTON but the truth is I love life — especially travel and people. And with this post (and video below that was recorded last night as I arrived at St. Louis’ Lambert Airport) I am joining the #WeAreSTL efforts started by my friend and fellow […]

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