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home : lifestyle : lifestyle today   September 14, 2014 

Twilight no more
Submitted photoThousands of women flocked to Sublette 1914-1940 to have their babies with Dr. B.H.S. Angear who advertised “painless childbirth” by administering a powerful narcotic drug combination which not only reduced the pain but wiped any memory of the birth for the mother. Opponents were skeptical because the procedure could be dangerous or fatal. A reunion is planned for this weeken for those born from Angear’s practice.
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Thousands of women flocked to Sublette 1914-1940 to have their babies with Dr. B.H.S. Angear who advertised “painless childbirth” by administering a powerful narcotic drug combination which not only reduced the pain but wiped any memory of the birth for the mother. Opponents were skeptical because the procedure could be dangerous or fatal. A reunion is planned for this weeken for those born from Angear’s practice.
Thousands of babies were born in Sublette to mothers who came from all over Illinois and surrounding states. They came after hearing about a painless method of childbirth called “Twilight Sleep.” An early practitioner of Twilight Sleep was Dr. Benjamin Horace Smith Angear. He first came to Sublette in 1900, shortly after graduating from medical school in Chicago. He was one of several doctors tending to the residents in the area. In only a few years, his practice had grown to include many rural residents in the area.
Monday, September 8, 2014

60th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. William (Mary Lou) Corpus of rural Peru; 60 years
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Bill (Betsy) King of Peru; 50 years
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Ursula) Bulak of La Salle; 50 years
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Closet doors optional at farmhouse
When I was growing up, the closet we used was under the steps going to the attic. I don’t have to tell you that it was very small and there were four of us girls using it. My sisters were much older than I was, and if I lived with them today, I would consider calling them bullies. The door to the closet under the steps was hung on hinges and swung out and open. We all shared the same bedroom, plus there were only two double beds in that room, so growing up with three older sisters, sharing one small closet and a double bed, was not fun.
Monday, September 8, 2014

Carol Carruthers celebrates 80 years
Carol (Shaw) Carruthers of Spring Valley was married for more than 30 years to Earle Carruthers and is celebrating her 80th birthday. She worked in Ladd at the rubber plant and attends United Church of Christ, Spring Valley.
Monday, September 8, 2014

50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. John (Donna) Manning; 50 years
Thursday, September 4, 2014

50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Paul (Patricia) Pescetto; 50 years
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney (Lyla) Anderson; 50 years
Saturday, August 30, 2014

Tiskilwa alumni honor Doris Hamilton
At the Tiskilwa High School alumni banquet this month, more than 190 former students and friends surprised Doris Hamilton. She was honored for all the musical memories she helped create at Tiskilwa High School. Banquet organizers thought it was time for the high-spirited and loyal alumnus (class of 1950) of Tiskilwa High School to receive special recognition.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Nancy says 'Be safe'
There seems to be so much going on that I’m trying to choose just one topic to put in this column. Most important is the fact that the crops look just great. “The Farmer” and I took time one morning to go to the Ogle County Fair. It is one of our favorites because it is just our size.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Al Kunkel to have party for 90th birthday
All Kunkel of Lostant will celebrate his 90th birthday during an open house Sunday.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Family reunions
The Fusinato family welcomes its first set of twins while the Holmstrom/Esterdahl and Raikes families plan to meet.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Bob (Sandy) Becker; 50 years
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Golf honor comes with a price
Jim Pettit, 69, of Granville enjoys the game of golf and recently enjoyed the role of honorary observer at a PGA event. But it didn’t come without a price. An observer walks on the golf course during a round with professional golfers. In Pettit’s case, it was tour professionals Fred Funk and Bernard Langer on June 21 at the Encompass Championship in Glenview. He first met the two legends just before it was time to tee off.
Monday, August 18, 2014

After 52 years of marriage, it's still about respect and love
It is hard to believe that this month, “The Farmer” and I celebrate 52 years of marriage. That is a long time, but there are many who have been married longer. We are often asked what makes a successful marriage? I always answer “respect.” If you don’t respect the person you share your life with, it can make for a miserable time.
Monday, August 18, 2014

Korean veteran presses his good life (with video)

Jack Bradley has spent his entire life through the eye of a lens, capturing the beauty and truth of the Midwest region to the harsh reality of war. From spending his time hovering in a press helicopter while a train crash explosion nearly engulfed his vehicle with a mushroom of flames, to shooting the battle fields of the Korean War, Bradley spent his life in middle of the action documenting every second.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Vintage clothing seamstress' passion

Women gliding down the wedding aisle 111 years ago could seek material assistance if their bodies had been jilted by capricious genetics. Fashion requirements around 1902 suggested the bride’s radiance would be enhanced by a full bosom and that, of course, posed a problem if you didn’t happen to have one. The haute couture answer, according to vintage clothing expert Nancy Torgerson, was “bust ruffles.”


Monday, January 28, 2013

Stories not stones give some jewelry its value
It’s the story, not necessarily the stone or other bells and whistles, that gives jewelry shared between generations its high value. And there is so often a good, interesting and meaningful story since many people get or give jewelry to commemorate an event or send a message: It could be a birthday or anniversary, a statement of love or gratitude. But, says Annabel Tollman, a top industry stylist, a pendant, earrings or bracelet “are rarely exchanged because it’s Tuesday.”
Sunday, January 6, 2013

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