It had been quite a while since I had logged onto eBay, the Web site where you can buy or sell just about anything.
I collect Vandalia postcards, and one evening as I went on line, I decided to see what Vandalia items eBay had to offer.
About half way down the list was a postcard of the "Vandalia Band." Knowing this could be Vandalia, Ohio, or Indiana, I was pleasantly surprised to see it for Vandalia, Ill., and the seller had dated it at 1905.
The leader of the band, who was seated and holding a baton, looked familiar, although I couldnt put a name to his face.