Monthly Archives: April 2012

To Warm Up for “The Way,” Walk to the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey

Ever since seeing “The Way,” Roger and I have talked about making our own pilgrimage on The Way of St. James to Santiago de Compostela. To train for our Spanish journey, we thought we’d walk over to see Aaron in … Continue reading

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From Her Inaugural Gown to the Crocheted Slippers She Made, Ida McKinley Had Good Taste

“First lady’s gowns falling apart. You may want to read this,” someone wrote me recently. I’m so appreciative when someone thinks of me and shares articles they know I’ll enjoy. With an attention-getting headline like this one, I knew this … Continue reading

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Pulitzer Prize-Winner Anne O’Hare McCormick Was a “Grateful Child” of St. Mary of the Springs

Recently, Tina suggested that I get to know Anne O’Hare McCormick. When Tina drives up the hill at St. Mary of the Springs on her way to work at the Martin de Porres Center, she passes an Ohio Historical Marker … Continue reading

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Ohio Samplers and a Doll’s Paper Wardrobe Are “Proof of Youthful Industry”

Knowing how much I love samplers, fellow needleworker Leslie invited me to visit the Ohio Historical Society’s collections facility where she volunteers for Cliff.  My two friends showed me some tremendous examples of these historic artifacts that helped girls learn … Continue reading

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Stand on a Devonian Coral Reef at the Ohio Statehouse

Ever since Lady Diana Spencer arrived on the scene in February 1981, I’ve emulated my role model’s downcast gaze. Looking down at the ground while walking has its advantages. Careful observation of sidewalks has led to finding plenty of stray … Continue reading

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Susan Vreeland and Nannette Maciejunes Shed New Light on Louis Comfort Tiffany, Clara Driscoll, and Novel-Writing

While there is much to admire in The Charles Engelhard Court of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, it’s especially gratifying to take a closer look at the iridescent and opalescent glass of several Louis Comfort Tiffany … Continue reading

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Meet Worthington’s Settlers in Murals, Manuscripts and Gravestones

Wandering around Worthington, I’ve discovered works of art that commemorate my community’s history.  Inside the Old Worthington Library, a six-by-forty-foot mural depicts the founding of Worthington. Three separate panels provide a panoramic view of Worthington’s development, with portraits of early … Continue reading

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