Author Archives: Betsy

“Yikes! Are My Teeth Really That Big?”

Pass the northeast corner of North High Street and Goodale Avenue in downtown Columbus and you might see a larger-than-life version of me. Wearing a pair of heart-shaped hair clips and a Joules scarf peeking out over the collar of … Continue reading

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Work Downtown? Buy A Bag Every Day!

It was once known as the nation’s great “nickel lunch” — a meal and a dessert all in one, packed in a distinctive bag that was carefully folded so that its precious contents wouldn’t escape.  In fact, the luscious golden … Continue reading

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I Drowned My No-More-Traveling Sorrows In Asterisk’s Exceptionally Good Afternoon Tea

My traveling wings have been clipped. Coming to terms with it isn’t easy, but I’m finding new outlets for my love of going places and seeing things while staying at home — at least for now. One is the National … Continue reading

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Engaging, Riveting And Intriguing: Appeal Terms For Lunch With “The Longest Chapter”

Gone are the days when a Columbus School for Girls lunch meant a family-style serving of sausage, corn, applesauce and Parker House rolls. Recently, I gobbled up a tasty midday meal featuring creamy tomato soup served in a cobalt-blue melamine … Continue reading

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Rake Up A Great Time At Dawes Arboretum’s Fall Festival

We still may be waiting for the leaves to reach their peak color this fall, but The Dawes Arboretum’s celebration of the harvest season was so glorious that it should have been my family’s annual tradition to attend long before … Continue reading

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Wake Up! We’re At Wallington!

What’s the first thing that you did when you became the owner of your home? Sir Charles Trevelyan, his wife, Lady Mary (known as Molly), and their six children aged between 8 and 22 gathered in the central hall of … Continue reading

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For Sweetest Day, Give The Rose Named For A Darling Girl

A gale of chilly wind propelled us down the steep slope from Bamburgh Castle along Radcliffe Road as we scurried past snails, rushed by rose-covered cottages and passed up petting jacketed dogs on walks. I was on a mission to … Continue reading

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