Monthly Archives: July 2011

What a Joyful Sound Those 15 Young Handbell Ringers from Gotha, Germany Made!

Whenever I’ve heard or seen recordings of handbell music, I’ve thought about giving handbell-ringing a try. It has a distinctive sound, it looks like a fun group activity, and it would be a great new musical skill to acquire. But … Continue reading

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Two Favorite Things in One Afternoon: Watching “The Sound of Music” at the Ohio Theatre

Ginger’s mother thoughtfully invited me to join her for a summer movie at the Ohio Theatre. After much anticipation, we saw “The Sound of Music” this afternoon. Since the CAPA Summer Movie Series is the same age as I am, … Continue reading

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Fanny’s Dollhouses and Janet’s Cabinet Prompted Me to Dust Off My Miniature Room

When our return trip from Lakeside took us through Fremont, we stopped at Spiegel Grove, the home of Rutherford B. and Lucy Hayes. I’ve loved visiting one of my favorite Ohio Historical Society sites for years. When I was learning … Continue reading

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At Marblehead, You Can See a “Hall-And-Parlor House” and the Model for the Old Spice Aftershave Decanter

Lakeside’s neighboring village, Marblehead, is home to two historic destinations: the Marblehead Lighthouse and the Keeper’s House. The Marblehead Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in continuous service on the Great Lakes. It was built by a stonemason from Sandusky, Ohio … Continue reading

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No Daisies, But Plenty of Fresh Breezes, Marvelous Sunsets and First-Class Entertainment at the Chautauqua on Lake Erie

A rare wildflower provided the inspiration for our first vacation of the summer. Hope Taft introduced us to the bright yellow daisy named for the town of Lakeside in northwest Ohio when she included this endangered species in the alvar … Continue reading

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Under Ohio Chautauqua’s Red-And-White-Striped Tent, We Met Mary Boykin Chesnut

To start our holiday weekend, last evening we sat under a red-and-white-striped tent with Mary Boykin Chesnut, the Confederate Civil War diarist. Mrs. Chesnut was part of Ohio Chautauqua’s five-day stop in Westerville. The event combines living history, music, education … Continue reading

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