Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
July 10, 2018
by Deb Brandt

Summer Traditions

Summer traditions were big in my extended family. We were fortunate to share a lake cottage – a place where we gathered with grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, brought friends […]

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June 5, 2018
by Jeff Spear

A Working Vacation

  Sometimes a vacation becomes more than just kicking back and relaxing. Sometimes it takes on a purpose which entails some effort, but in the long run, it also relaxes […]

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May 24, 2018
by Deb Brandt

The Second Year

I’m three months into the second year. My younger sister died unexpectedly in early 2017. I’ve officially made it past all the “firsts.” The holidays without her, her birthday, my […]

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April 19, 2018
by Tom Van Ness

The Best Seats in the House

The best seat in the house was a reference to a collection of seats located in Aisle 36, row 5, seats 1 – 4 located through Gate D at Wrigley […]

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April 6, 2018
by Jon Van Ness & Jeff Spear

Wrigley Field Memories with Jon Van Ness

I moved to Quincy in August 1981, I arrived a lifelong Cub fan. Quincy was and is predominately Cardinal country, it didn’t take me long to locate Jeff and George […]

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March 26, 2018
by Jeff Spear

How the Spear family became season ticket holders at Wrigley Field

  George Spear was one of the most loyal Chicago Cub fans around. Most people in Quincy knew of his loyalty, and it didn’t take long for someone to see […]

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March 14, 2018
by Deb Brandt

This is Us

In February, after the Super Bowl game my favorite television show had a special episode. All the other episodes led up to this pivotal part of the story. For weeks […]

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March 8, 2018
by Jeff Spear

How big a mistake is not paying a $859 bill?

How big a mistake is not paying a $859.00 bill? It depends on what the bill was for. If it was to pay off a gambling debt, it might be […]

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February 26, 2018
by Deb Brandt

Triggers

The idea of triggers; sights, sounds, smells, circumstances that bring back a strong memory, have been around for a long time.  However, it seems that recently this idea has become […]

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January 18, 2018
by Deb Brandt

A Clearing in the Woods

Recently I read a poem by Martha Postlewaite titled “Clearing.” In her poem Postlewaite invites the reader to “create a clearing in the dense forest of your life and wait […]

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I cannot even put into words how wonderful a job you did in making my mother-in-law look like a queen after all she had been through and looked like.

Your Care Note was right on time and right on point! Thank you for keeping in touch this past year with both assistance and support.

— R. N.

I would recommend these good people “The Spears” to anyone. I do speak highly of them to my friends and business associates. They were great in my time of need. […]

— L.H.