Monthly Archives: July 2017

Forget Thee, Dr. Rogers? No!

It was July 2008, and I was having a really rough time.  For encouragement, I carried around two emails I had just received that made me feel better whenever I read them. One was from Dubliner. The other was from … Continue reading

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High On Stress? Bring It Down On Dublin’s Irish Fairy Door Trail

As I staggered out of Dublin Methodist Hospital for the second time in a week, I decided that my wardrobe is sorely lacking without a “High On Stress” t-shirt like Dudley “Booger” Dawson wore in Revenge of the Nerds. While … Continue reading

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Kale Caesar At Harvest Pizza, Do You Hail From Wheatland Farm?

It might afford a picture-perfect view of the Columbus skyline, but the poor little Hilltop is in need of some tender loving care.  The West Side neighborhood has had its share of challenges, but better things are starting to grow … Continue reading

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There Are So Many Doorstops To Make. I Am Impatient To Begin.

Ohio Village has everything I need to live a very contented life. I’d reside in the house at the end of the boardwalk, across from the schoolhouse. There’s a study club where I could participate in book discussions, a newspaper … Continue reading

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Pick Pinks And Blues, Shells And Peacocks For The Bertie Look

Do you have a special place to picnic? Beman Dawes and his family did. The Dawes family packed their picnic basket for excursions to a favorite wooded spot near Newark, Ohio. When they noticed lumbermen preparing to cut down some … Continue reading

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A Clover Nook Evokes Memories of Two Sisters

In 2003, Ohio celebrated 200 years of statehood by casting bronze bells and painting a colorful bicentennial logo on barns in each of the state’s 88 counties. Vehicles with a redesigned license plate traveled the state’s highways and byways, passing … Continue reading

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A Philadelphia Shopping Trip Helped A Governor Check Out Ramona

“This day the first stone for the foundation of the new State House was dropped in the Public Square; from the Waggens.” So noted Zechariah Mills, State Librarian of Ohio, in his weather log for May 16, 1838, a day … Continue reading

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