Dave Millican built his first pro wrestling championship belt out of cardboard when he was 13.
More than 30 years later, he's still making title belts in his rural Alabama home, but the quality has gone up dramatically.
Part of the romance has disappeared from taking a cruise.
The cruise lines now frown on passengers tossing messages overboard in bottles.
But some people keep trying, and they often end up in unlikely hands.
Jobs may not pay as much in the American heartland as they do in wealthy, coastal cities like New York or San Francisco, but there's one aspect of life in the Midwest that can't be beat: affordable home prices.