Category Archives: Bradley, IL 62 – 63

My First Tornado

I recall my older brother (10) and I (9) watching the tornado as it ripped through the Olivet College campus, debating whether it was really a tornado or not.Continue Reading

The “empty lots”

Our street was the next street over from the main road. Our house faced the main road. Between the backs of the houses across the street, and the back of the businesses ON the main street was a “no mans land” – a primitive Disneyland.Continue Reading

Tree Climbing

I loved climbing trees and there was this one HUGE tree on the block. On one very special day I managed to climb higher than I ever had before. Continue Reading

Our House / the cat

We lived in a two story house with a big front porch in the middle of the block. Countless “last stands” and “valiant defenses” took place on that porch,Continue Reading