Author Archives: Diane Hiller

About Diane Hiller

Diane has lived in the suburbs of Chicago for twenty-five years. While raising her three children with husband Jon, she has served as village president and now supports historic preservation with the Clarendon Hills Historical Society. Diane’s blog “Pleasant Valley Sunday” appears on TheHinsdalePatch.com. and chlife.wordpress.com.

World War II War Brides: Courage Wasn’t Just on the Battlefield

Happy May Day!  a love story written by a daughter to her mother. As I perused the internet one day,  I  stumbled upon a Facebook group called War Brides from World War II. It chronicles the history through ship lists, … Continue reading

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On this St. Paddy’s Day- an old Irish tale

  One Thousand years is a long time to be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and nobody loves to celebrate more than the Irish. It was started as a religious feast day of the Patron Saint of Ireland which was capped … Continue reading

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Cabin Fever

Cabin fever is defined as boredom, restlessness or irritability that results from a lack of environmental stimulation, according to the American Heritage Dictionary. The name first surfaced in the west in the 1800’s when people were more likely to spend … Continue reading

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Honor Flight Chicago: A Day to Remember

By Diane Hiller One of the things I enjoy most about my job is the interaction with new people every day.  A few days ago, I met someone special. We were talking about the weather and I noticed his cap. … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Remembrances

By Diane Hiller I thought It appropriate to re-post this remembrance today. I found the box of photos on the bottom shelf in a dusty damp corner of the basement. As I leafed through the faded black and white images … Continue reading

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Moving Day

By Diane Hiller I lay in bed this morning, my feelings see-sawing from dread to excitement. We are moving out of the house my husband and I built, created life in, nurtured and raised three beautiful souls in for the … Continue reading

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Let’s get Physical

No Pain – No Gain  As the saying goes, after a two-year absence for reasons ranging from expense to the time it takes, to the logic that I can get the same results at home, I’m back at the gym … Continue reading

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