There was a time when the town of Galena, Illinois, was the kind of place that made my maternal grandmother (God rest her soul) cross herself at the thought of having to live there. There was also a time when people in Galena probably crossed themselves at the thought of having to live in Chicago. Both these times in Galena were long before the artists and antique sellers and old-timey ice…Continue
Posted on August 28, 2011 at 10:49am
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“She’s a good jillaroo,” says Kathy, the farmer’s daughter. She’s talking about me, a 30-something former office worker from Chicago. And she’s talking about cowgirls. Jillaroo and jackaroo are what they call a cowgirl and cowboy in these parts--these parts being a 3000-head cattle farm in the heart of the Australian Outback.
Posted on April 21, 2011 at 10:23pm