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Jeff Lampe
Jeff Lampe

Jeff Lampe has been outdoor writer at the Journal Star in Peoria for 12 duck seasons. He lives in Elmwood with his wife Monica, sons Henry, Victor and Walter, and Llewellin setter Hawkeye. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he is an avid fan of the Bills and still has mental scars from four consecutive Super Bowl losses. Outside of hunting and fishing, Lampe's main passion in Illinois was Class A boys basketball (which sadly no longer exists). Former publisher of the Class A Weekly newsletter, Lampe is a co-author of "100 Years of Madness" and "Classical Madness," both books focusing on prep basketball in Illinois.

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July 25: Picture of the Day

July 25, 2010 at 11:25 PM

My parents are wonderfully odd people. And they have a wonderfully odd yard. Odd, but beautiful. Plants and flowers and bees are everywhere. The yard is nothing like what I grew up in, which was basically trampled grass with a basketball hoop and some roses here and there.

That always makes me worry when we visit, since my boys are better suited to trampled grass than pampered flowers. But I think most of the plants survived. And the boys didn’t manage to break the gargoyle in the corner once again. Thank goodness. Truth be told, I think they are scared of this rascal covered in ivy.

 

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