Monthly Archives: November 2012

Save Historic Zoar, “A Sanctuary from Evil” in Tuscarawas County

Ten years ago, I was sifting through hundreds of boxes of manuscripts and photographs at the Ohio Historical Society’s Archives/Library. For three months, I reprocessed The Society of Separatists of Zoar Records (MSS 110) and the Jack and Pat Adamson Collection … Continue reading

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Over the River and Through the Wood to the McCook House

For our Thanksgiving weekend field trip, we went Over the River and Through the Wood, not to Grandfather’s House, but to another house we’ve been wanting to see for a while — the McCook House in Carrollton, Ohio.  Our sleigh was … Continue reading

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Seventy-Five Years Ago, a Colonial Revival Couple Spent Their Thanksgiving Honeymoon in West Virginia and Virginia

Seventy-five years ago this Saturday, November 24, my grandparents were married.  After the ceremony at St. Leo Catholic Church in Columbus, they and their guests sat down to a catered breakfast that my maternal great-grandparents hosted at their 84 East … Continue reading

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In 1977, I Sat for Gary Ross; Now, Let’s Go on a Scavenger Hunt and Find His Sculptures!

No matter what the occasion, my dad knows what makes the perfect gift. Whether it’s a GPS to prevent getting lost on unmarked rural roads in Indiana or Michael Michaud’s Three Peas in a Pod necklace from the Taft Museum … Continue reading

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Dubliner and I Took The Craic on the Road to Piada

Spending time with Dubliner is a glorious respite from the routine. Whether we’re swapping swooning stories or getting caught up on the latest news about our families, our travels and our professions, our conversations are always filled with plenty of … Continue reading

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Christmas Carols and the Weiland’s Christmas Food Display Are Two of My Favorite Things

As the song from The Sound of Music says, schnitzel with noodles, crisp apple strudels and warm woolen mittens are some of my favorite things. This weekend, I reveled in the arrival of two more of my favorite things this … Continue reading

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Until the Frugal Traveler Visits Carl Larsson’s Swedish Home, “Til Karin – 4 Elements” Is a Great Substitute

In December 1997, Tait and I celebrated the holidays with a European trip.  We took the Eurostar Chunnel train to Brussels, Belgium; we tried Printen Lebkuchen at a Christmas market in Aachen, Germany; and we reveled in being in our beloved London, England at … Continue reading

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