“He’s Touching Me!!” A family story

Edmond P. DeRousse April 9, 2019


The temperature was approaching 100 degrees. There were no clouds in the sky to protect the earth from the scorching rays of the sun. Shade was difficult to find.

Illinois State Police

Edmond P. DeRousse April 1, 2019

 (hat provided by Master Trooper Gregg A. Cox 4689)

I enjoy finding the histories about things, stuff, organization, etc. I do not miss many opportuniti

Karaoke, an interactive activity for everyone

Edmond P. DeRousse March 29, 2019


Before there was Karaoke there was Sing-A-Long With Mitch Miller, an NBC television series from 1961 -1964. In the show viewers saw lyrics at the bottom of the

The Barber Pole

Edmond P. DeRousse March 26, 2019

If you are someone who enjoys history whether its local or otherwise, the perfect place to learn it is the barber shop. The history you hear there is unfilte

In The Heat of The Night/The Diner Scene

Edmond P. DeRousse March 6, 2019


It begins with Sidney Poitier, the Philadelphia detective and Warren Oates, the town’s deputy, in the police car and getting ready to recreate the deputy’s routine nigh

How Did The Tradition Of Giving Your Sweetheart A Valentine Get Started?

Edmond P. DeRousse February 13, 2019


Valentine’s Day is observed by a

Special Bond/Hard Loss

Edmond P. DeRousse February 12, 2019


Horses bring a great deal of enjoyment into one’s life, no doubt. You work hard to learn about and teach each other. If you have

Has America lost it way?

Edmond P. DeRousse February 7, 2019

I do not use this blog as a forum for politics, but I am going to make an exception this time. I have to get several things off my chest. There are many things going on in today’s world I am struggling with. Sometimes I go to bed stewing.

I once identified as a hard-core liberal. But as I got older my beliefs have changed. Today, I lean more toward what is expressed as conservative thinking than to what I see ex

Ground Hog Day and Punxsutawney Phil

Edmond P. DeRousse January 30, 2019

  Punxsutawney Phil  

Ground Day is a celebration of the change in season from winter to spring. It is observed on the second day of February.

What i

Purple leathers

Edmond P. DeRousse January 19, 2019

     I have a riding buddy. We take every opportunity we can to get out in the countryside and just relax. He has a black Harley Davidson Road King Classic Tou