Monthly Archives: August 2005

Back to School…

The boys woke Tuesday morning and it was not any different than any other week day except they were off to a new start of another school year. Throughout the summer they rose at 7:00am, unlike many other teenagers who … Continue reading

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Columbus Weekend, 2005

What a fun weekend! FRIDAY, at 2:00pm, we packed our overnight bags and packed the car. One of my seniors agreed to stay with Flyer for the weekend, and we headed east for Columbus. By 4:30pm we were checked in … Continue reading

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Cleveland Rocks!

Last night, my very dear friend, Brian, who lives in Massillon, Ohio, called to see if I would be interested in going to a concert with him in Cleveland. I have been to Cleveland a few times and I was … Continue reading

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Off The Road Again – From Indiana

We arrived in Elwood after an exhausting three and one half hours of driving – construction at the Ohio/Indiana line was a mess. We moved 2 miles in 45 minutes. Arrived at Mother’s and she was already in bed. The … Continue reading

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Once Again, the Prince…

The fall of 2000 I was called by the director of Sinclair College, asking if I would consider auditioning for Into The Woods, a delightfully dark musical by Stephen Sondheim. This musical brings together all the characters from beloved fairy … Continue reading

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On The Road Again – To Indiana

Tonight Willie Nelson was across the street at the Fraze Pavillion. The pavillion, set in lovely Lincoln Park, was built with donations from the Fraze family whose patriarch invented the “pop tab” on soda cans. Nice! I have always been … Continue reading

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Ladies In Lavender

Tonight I saw the most adorable movie! Ladies in Lavender assembles those two great Dames, Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, and sends them off to play sisters sharing a cozy little cottage on the Cornwall coast. That is an inspiration. … Continue reading

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Holy Bat Cave!

Friday, Jose and I went with our dear friend, Valerie Lockhart, and her two children, Jackson and Sophie, to visit Ohio Caverns, about 60 miles northeast of Dayton. Jackson and Sophie are both piano students of mine, and Jackson and … Continue reading

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Jose is Official

Jose & Dad, 2005 We returned home from the family reunion and received word that Jose’s adoption was finalized July 29th. He is legally Jose Angel Jolliffe-Haas. His middle name was from his birthmother and he loves his middle name. … Continue reading

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Barmes Family Reunion – All Done

Wow! What a great day Saturday! I am still reeling from this weekend’s events. The Barmes Family Reunion to celebrate 171 years in America was held Saturday, August 6, 2005, in Hope, Indiana where the family originally settled. From all … Continue reading

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Dog Days of August

August 1st is here and I cannot believe summer is almost over. Today is supposed to get as high as 91 degrees, and tomorrow they predict 93! Ugh! This past week Kettering was the center of the golf world as … Continue reading

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