Monday, October 20, 2014

Rubbish Tuesday #25

Memorial Stadium is a football stadium located in Champaign, Illinois, on the campus of the University of Illinois. The stadium is dedicated as a memorial to the Univeristy of Illinois students who died in World War I. Their names are engraved on the nearly 200 pillars surrounding the stadium's facade. 
The stadium is primarily used as the home of the Univeristy's football team.  It was completed in 1923 and the first game played in a partially completed stadium was the Chicago-Illinois game on November 3, 1923, and the Fighting Illini were born.
This statue of Harold Edward "Red" Grange, nicknamed "The Galloping Ghost". Red was a college and professional halfback for the University of Illinois footbal team, the Chicago Bears, and for a short-lived New York Yankees football team. In 2008, he was named the best college football player of all time by ESPN.

Although it is mainly used for football, this past weekend it was used to host the 2014 University of Illinois Band Championships, which is why I happened to be there this weekend. Missy Punk's high school band was in the competition. this is a shot I took Saturday. I finally found some beautiful fall trees. Here is where I will deviate from my normal "old stuff" post. 

Punk's band got several awards, such as best performance, and a couple others that I can't remember.  

The Marching Band receiving the highest score in combined classes 1A, 2A, and 3A received the Illinois Marching Band Championships Governor's Grand Champion Trophy. 

Guess who the Grand Champions were? Yep, Punk's amazing band. 

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Welcome Cowboy

It seems like I'm always complaining about my work hours. I suppose that could be because I'm working more and having less play time. Since I took a week off, I'm now in the middle of playing catch up. My inbox is piled so high it's almost touching the hutch over my desk. I'm slowly chiseling my way through. Guess I'll be going in early again today. Seems one must always pay to play. 

I'm excited to show you this gem I found while driving down a newly explored country road. Why am I excited? Because we don't find many entrance gates around here.




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Monday, October 13, 2014

Rubbish Tuesday #24

I'm b-a-a-ck. I didn't turn the computer on while my visitors were here, so will try to  make the rounds and catch up soon.

Sonny Boy and Handsome lad have come and gone. It was a wonderful visit. We didn't get to do anything exciting, but we did spend a couple of days with Punky Doodle and the Punks. We also went to Springfield to the Lincoln Museum and house.
One of the Punks played a tune (sort of) on his vintage
Hohner Squeezebox.
This is the State Capitol building dome. We didn't have time for a tour. Hopefully next time. The building opened in 1868.

These are a couple of dresses, I assume were worn by Mrs. Lincoln, but I didn't have time to read the plaques. Sonny and Handsome practically ran through this exhibit.

After seeing Gone With the Wind for the first time, I remember wishing I could wear gowns like these. Now all I think is how uncomfortable they must have been.


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will join in the fun.

My idea was to have a place to post 'old things'. Anything old
and/or deteriorating such as, but not limited to, old houses, barns, outbuildings, old cars, rusty things, antiques, interesting junk, or it can be something in pristine condition, but just old. 

 
1. Link to a post featuring photos of something old.
2. Link back to Rubbish by Roan in your post.
3. As time allows, visit other participants and comment on their posts.