Monthly Archives: March 2016

Pysanky Say Much More Than “Happy Easter”

“There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away,” Emily Dickinson declared in her well-known poem. There was also nothing like a circa-1975 16mm film to take five-year-olds to a faraway place where Easter eggs are serious business. Every … Continue reading

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What Word Would Have Stung You In Worthington’s “Yearly Woodstock for the Language Arts Crowd?”

The “perennial powerhouse spellers from OCLC” have become a veritable fixture at Leadership Worthington’s annual spelling bee. So described by the Worthington News in a March 25, 2009 article, the three-person team may have different members from year to year, … Continue reading

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Warren Harding’s Fishing Gear Shows The President Was One Serious Fisherman

“What’s the best benefit of an Ohio History Connection membership?,” I asked in the informal poll I took as I indulged in the buttercream frosted shamrock cut-out cookie from Cheryl’s that my boss gave me for St. Patrick’s Day. One … Continue reading

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Make Much Ado About Will This Year

Sir Walter Scott, John Keats, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe and I have something in common. We’ve all made the pilgrimage to Warwickshire, England to honor William Shakespeare. Some pilgrims take the “Sacred … Continue reading

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Buy Your Postage Stamps In Gambier And Discover Kenyon’s Historic Mural

Sure, I thrill at the ring of my telephone and the ding when a new e-mail arrives on my iPad, but I much prefer the refined sound my engraved pewter letter-opener makes when it opens the envelope of a handwritten … Continue reading

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Pauli May Not Have A Movie, But He Has My Highest Regard

Remember Eddie the Eagle? Now that’s a name from the past. Michael (Eddie) Edwards dreamed of competing in the Olympics. In 1988, he was the United Kingdom’s only athlete to compete in ski jumping at the Winter Olympic Games in … Continue reading

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Stop Your Stagecoach at Lawrence Myers’ Inn During Sunbury’s Bicentennial Year

What book was a real eye-opener for you after you read it? For Civil War Major General William Starke Rosecrans, it was John Milner’s The End of Religious Controversy, a “friendly correspondence between a religious society of Protestants and a … Continue reading

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