Monthly Archives: June 2010

Red River Valley…

  RED RIVER VALLEY arranged and adapted by Arlo Guthrie From this valley they say you are going We will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile For they say you are taking the sunshine That has brightened our pathways … Continue reading

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The Wright Connection: A musical journey

Although I am a passionate historian, I must admit that I was rather lazy in my study of Dayton history. Normally, I am on top of my historical surroundings, and learn as much as possible. However, when I moved to … Continue reading

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Smithsonian is born…

Well, not exactly… This is the date in 1829 that James Smithson of England died (and not because Germany beat them in the World Cup in 2010). Here’s the story… How our country built The Smithsonian Institution

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An evening at the oars…

I started my day by teaching two three-hour pre-adoptive classes at A.C.T.I.O.N. Adoption Services from 9:00am-4:00pm. I ran home, took a nap, and then drove the three of us up to Old River Park near the University of Dayton campus. … Continue reading

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As TOY STORY 3 neared its premiere, I chuckled at the Facebook group, started by older teens, “get out of my way little kids… I’ve waited 11 years to see this movie.” The first two movies were incredible, and I … Continue reading

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The EYES have it…

Jose joined me on the deck for some chat and chuckles, and immediately, Flyer was at his feet, and Logan was under his chair. The minute I pulled out the camera, Logan hopped up on Jose’s lap and was ready … Continue reading

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The deck, at 1:15pm this Thursday afternoon, is cool, breezy, and filled with the irregular musical tones of the wind chimes. My lunch is finished, and I am now set to blogging, and working on other projects. This has been … Continue reading

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