Tag Archives: History

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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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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Oliver! at Rabbit Run Theater

“You’ve got to pick a pocket or two” is still running through my head after seeing Saturday night’s delightful performance of Oliver! at Rabbit Run Theater, in Madison, Ohio.   Oliver!, the musical, is based on the story Oliver Twist … Continue reading

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After Chickamauga

It was a family vacation.  We were on our way from Ohio to somewhere in the south, maybe Florida.  We decided to make a stop at  Lookout Mountain and Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.  Being history buffs we were excited to finally … Continue reading

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Who are your people?

When I was growing up I would hear the old folks talk about other families as “people.”  “Her people come from {somewhere}” they would say.  Sometimes this was said proudly, sometimes matter-of-factly, and sometimes it was a derogatory commment.   Pedigree … Continue reading

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Birthday Antiquing in Waynesville, Ohio

You may remember, last year I spent my birthday on the beach.   For my 50th birthday my husband took me to Vancouver, BC.  Alas, a trip of that magnitude was not in the cards  for this year, but that doesn’t mean I couldn’t … Continue reading

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