Biography of Calvin L Skinner – Part 1 – Second Son, School Years

Father’s Day is tomorrow and it seems appropriate to jot down some thoughts about my Dad. The story got out of hand, so I’ll cut it up and run some each day until I reach the end. Calvin LeRoy Skinner … Continue reading

A Daughter’s Birthday Memories of her Dad, Calvin L. Skinner (Sr.)

I got a request for a biography of my father and worked on it well into two nights. It isn’t finished yet, but my younger sister Jan, a special ed teacher near Baltimore, has come up with some memories that … Continue reading

Message of the Day – A License Plate

One of the things I accomplished while separated from the internet was scheduling our vacation. This year, with my son being the age I was when we moved to Salt Lake City from Easton, Maryland, I thought it might be … Continue reading

Our Minister Remembers the Marriage of Jan Skinner to Mike Peters

How often does one’s family get mentioned in a book? Jim Paulson served the First United Methodist Church of Crystal Lake from 1968-1973. Paulson is retired now and has written an autobiography entitled, “My Trip Home” As he writes about … Continue reading

Our Minister Remembers the Marriage of Jan Skinner to Mike Peters

How often does one’s family get mentioned in a book? Jim Paulson served the First United Methodist Church of Crystal Lake from 1968-1973. Paulson is retired now and has written an autobiography entitled, “My Trip Home” As he writes about … Continue reading

My Mother’s Pictures of Alexandra

It’s my daughter Alexandra’s 26th birthday. I wonder what’s she up to. At that age, I was McHenry County Treasurer. Is she still in college, working on a graduate degree? Is she in her first job? Her second job? Her … Continue reading