Category Archives: Miscellanea

“The Kindergarten Teacher” Is On Guideposts’ 100 Inspiring Mothers Honor Roll

When my grandpa wasn’t watching The Lawrence Welk Show from his black rocker, he sat in the living room near the radio, crossed his wingtips and read. Most times, he was engrossed in The Columbus Dispatch or a Zane Grey … Continue reading

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Betsy McCall Comes Out of Storage

When I’m cooped up inside on a snowy weekend, I weed my collections. Tired textiles are boxed up for new adventures, file folders are purged of their contents, and precious real estate on my bookcase is freed up for new … Continue reading

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When You’re 96, How Should You Wash Your Clothes?

Come over during the holiday season and you’ll meet Hilda, a 96-year-old member of our family who likes to admire Christmas decorations from her favorite rocker. Opening the first door of the Advent calendar reminded us that it was time … Continue reading

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Lilly Pulitzer Loves Cincinnati, and I Love Its Kenwood Towne Center Store

How many Cincinnati favorites can you name? If you rattled off Skyline chili, the Montgomery Inn’s barbecued ribs, Graeter’s ice cream and the Cincinnati Reds, you’re well on your way to recognizing the local symbols that you can spot in … Continue reading

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The Airstream Factory Tour Was a Riveting Way to Spend My Birthday

How did I spend my 44th birthday on Tuesday? Let me tell you the riveting tale of my day in Jackson Center watching Airstream travel trailers being made! Airstreams date to 1936, when Wally Byam, a Californian who sold Road … Continue reading

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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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Only Children Have a Great Role Model in Bruce G. Lynn

I’m always on the lookout for fellow only children to emulate. I found one of them in Bruce Greiner Lynn.  Mr. Lynn was born in Columbus on December 16, 1916. He graduated from North High School and The Ohio State … Continue reading

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