Monthly Archives: September 2013

Have You Taken “Mental Photographs” of Your Friends?

How well do you know your friends? Not very well at all, I concluded, after I came across something in a manuscript collection at the Ohio Historical Society Archives/Library the other day. While doing some research for an upcoming blog … Continue reading

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Young’s Jersey Dairy Packed in the People for “A Wool Gathering”

My fun-filled Fall began with something I’ve wanted to accomplish for years – a trip to Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs for the 18th Annual Wool Gathering.  And gather people did, packing the parking lots and neighboring fields for … Continue reading

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Were Pork-U-Pines in Your Grandma’s Wartime Kitchen?

“Cooks & books: Cookbook clubs mix love of reading and talking with tasting” (The Columbus Dispatch, June 19, 2013) was just the recipe I needed to bring my simmering plans to join the Westerville Public Library’s cookbook club to a … Continue reading

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A Swanky Airstream Trailer Stocked with Red Carnation Soap Is My Idea of Country Living

“Do you think this Country Living Fair is as big as it sounds?,” my mother asked as she showed me an ad for it recently. We’d heard about the three-day event held at the Ohio Historical Society’s Ohio Village, where … Continue reading

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My Irish Heritage Begins with the Corcorans of Curraghroe

Since “Irish Marc” introduced me to Ireland, I’ve been reading back issues of Ireland of the Welcomes, dating as far back as 1963. As I pored over the most recent issue of the magazine, an article titled “Claim Your Irish … Continue reading

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If You Were At Capital University’s Mees Hall on Friday the 13th, You Were Lucky!

While I still get a lot of grief about why I visited Salt Lake City last September, I try not to pay too much attention. After all, I got to hear a Mormon Tabernacle Choir performance in person not once, … Continue reading

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What Do an Evening Gown, a Mummy, Makeup, a Rope and a Pigeon Have in Common?

Although my efforts to transform myself have mostly gone unnoticed this year, I’m still persevering to accomplish the desired results. Lately, my self-improvement projects have taken on a 1960s theme. When I’m not developing the courage to create the proper … Continue reading

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