just 4 miles from me at Creve Coeur an ex-husband killed his wife Thursday night at the Dairy Queen where she was working. This happened in about a 25 minute span in which a woman and her ex-husband died on opposite sides of the Illinois River. This represented the tragic end of years of domestic abuse. (Be sure and click on the link to read the article from the Peoria Journal Star.)
Now you all know that I love a good murder mystery but this happened down the road and off the highway that is just across from me. I hate Route 29 and I will not get on it unless it is absolutely necessary. Peoria just observed its 15th murder this year. This is getting way to close to home for me. Remember that for the last many years I lived in a small town where our most violent crime was someone urinating on the lamp post downtown. To say I miss my small town is an understatement.
Today is all set to be another firecracker hot day with temps in the mid 90s and near 100% chance of thunderstorms. I am not planning much today, just putter around my place. I may head over to the store in a little while to pick up a couple of things. Speaking of stores, Kroger is my favorite grocery store in town. It isn’t in the same class as Meijer but it is large, clean, and with a very good selection of stuff. Plus it is only a couple of miles from me.
I hope you are all set to have a great weekend. Stay safe and be happy!