Jan 22, 2018
Searching for Beefcake in "Almost Home"
"Galesburg!" Mom would always exclaim. "We're almost home!"
Today Galesburg still resonates in my mind as "almost home."
We didn't actually visit often -- there was nothing there that you couldn't get in Rock Island.
And Carl Sandburg: Our teachers never let us forget that Galesburg was the home town of the "great" Illinois poet that we all hated -- The People Yes!, American Songbag, Always the Young Strangers.
It was also the site of one of the Lincoln-Douglas debates.
And the Marx Brothers were performing at the Auditorium Theater on Broad and Ferris when they adopted their stage names: Groucho, Chico, Harpo, and Zeppo.
And there is a substantial amount of beefcake.
So does Knox College.
There's a sex club outside of town, the Hole in the Wall, the only one I've ever seen that wasn't in a big city.
It's just for sex -- no exercise equipment, no sauna, just cruising by a lot of gay and downlow men.
Though I'm pretty sure this one is a fake.