Rural midwest

February 10, 2007 at 2:52 pm

Although we don’t like to admit it, we often use Chicago (sorry to any chicagoans) as a marking point. We are 90 miles west of Chicago in rural Illinois. Our address is a little town with a population of about 2,600 (that census includes stray dogs). But we are lucky to be on a family farm raising hogs and cattle. A drive out our way from the city is lined with lots of green lush cornfields in late summer. Our little town, Amboy, claims several spots where Abe Lincoln “sat” and “spoke”. Dixon, IL a nearby town was Presidents Reagan’s boyhood home.
The unfortunate side of this life we love is minimal acsess to specialists in the medical field. For that we head to Rush in Chicago or the University of Wisconsin. The nearest hospital recently lost the only neurologist it had-he moved to Chicago. Oh, well, I have wonderful Primary care Doc who calls me at home to see how things are going. ..that’s the beauty of small town living.