Category Archives: History

A crab cake to write home about – Brennan’s Fish House

A few months ago I shared this photo with a group of friends on Facebook: The gasps were audible, even from afar!  Brennan’s Fish House is the place I go when I want a truly delicious crab cake.  It’s the … Continue reading

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Old Photos and Ancestors

I am fascinated by old photos of people.  I love to study the expression on their faces, the period clothing and jewelry, furnishings,  backgrounds.  I think it’s sad that these family photos end up for sale at a flea market … Continue reading

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Presidential Campaign Rally – October 28, 1976

Some things never change.  Ohio’s position as a “swing state” and a must win for every presidential candidate brings a near continuous string of campaign visits by candidates from all parties.  Gather ’round and I’ll tell you about the time … Continue reading

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Portsmouth Floodwall Murals

When we left our cozy cottage in the Hocking Hills we had to go to Georgetown, Ohio, to pick up our son, Andy.   He had spent his relaxing vacation week with his Grandma Kennedy.  Instead of heading cross-country through … Continue reading

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Hocking County – More than caves and trails

Hiking on trails and through caves is not the only thing to do in the Hocking Hills.  You can zip-line through the trees, canoe, kayak, horseback ride, rent an ATV or a bicycle.  We didn’t do any of those things. … Continue reading

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Rock House – History and Geology

Just when you think the terrain could not be any more amazing in the Hocking Hills, after you’ve seen the wonders of Old Man’s Cave, Cedar Falls, Ash Cave and all the other natural features of the Hills, then go … Continue reading

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Meeting Neil Armstrong

Long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a freshman at the University of Cincinnati met a living legend.  That freshman was my husband, Dana.  He writes about his experience in his latest post Riding the Elevator with Neil … Continue reading

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Independence Day

Old gas station, Lakeshore Boulevard, Willoughby, Ohio, USA. ******************************************************************************** Note to readers:  I am having an issue with my left eye that prevents me from spending prolonged periods at the computer screen.  Will be posting mostly photos until it clears up.

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The Monster in the Creek – A Story for Father’s Day

My father, Harry Turner,  has always loved to fish.  He taught all four of us kids and we usually dragged along with him whenever he headed out to drop a line in the water.  We lived in the country in … Continue reading

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Decoration Day – a poem by James Whitcomb Riley

Decoration Day on the Place It’s lonesome—sorto’ lonesome,—it’s a Sund’y-day to me, It ‘pears-like—more’n any day I nearly ever see! Yit, with the Stars and Stripes above, a-flutterin’ in the air, On ev’ry Soldier’s grave I’d love to lay a … Continue reading

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