Monthly Archives: May 2012

June 1-7: e-vents in Your Downtown

e-vents in Your Downtown

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Brady & Amy Kress before WICKED

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The Webb Children before WICKED

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The WICKED Vendors

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Spring Forest Ball at the Old Court House!

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Family Homes & Sites In & Around Elwood…

The William & Mary Ball Family Home in Boone Township, Madison County. Settled in 1821 by my 5th great-grandparents. Their son, William Ball, lived on the farm, and is buried in Forestville Cemetery, one mile directly south of the property. … Continue reading

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Carillon Park & Dayton History – 2012 Heritage Festival

Spent a fun, Memorial Day Sunday evening with Quintin, Aaron Jacobs, The Webbs: Ashley, Emily, Savannah, Harrison & Ethan, and The Kress Family: Brady, Amy, Kate & Sarah, and several thousand others!

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My Hometown, Elwood, Indiana…

Mother moved from the city that had been the childhood home to three generations, and a county that had welcomed our ancestors 201 years ago as the earliest pioneers. Elwood will always be home, yet, with Mother living on the … Continue reading

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Mother is now a Citizen of Fowler, Indiana…

Sunday morning, my brother, Destin, arrived with several students, two trailers, and two pick-up trucks.  A family friend joined us, and within two hours, Mother, Destin and the students were heading Northwest to Fowler, Indiana.  They were met by more … Continue reading

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Be Smart…

Last week, my cousin encouraged members of another site to please check facts before posting erroneous information.  Naturally, it fell on deaf ears because the respondents were too enthusiastic in adding to flaming the fires of misinformation. Friday afternoon, a … Continue reading

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News from Congressman Mike Turner

News from Congressman Mike Turner U.S. Congressman Michael Turner News Brief Forward to a Friend | Web Site Honoring those Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice this Memorial Day Each year on Memorial Day, we honor the men and women of … Continue reading

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Carillon Park & Dayton History's 2011 Heritage Festival

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Moving Mother to Fowler…

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Heading to Grandma's!

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IRS & Adoption!

You want to see what fun I am having with the IRS?? They are disputing Quintin’s adoption, and that I should never have claimed him as an adopted dependent to receive the earned “adoption credit” of $13,000 – which is … Continue reading

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Haasienda Grooming

The 2012 Haasienda Grooming is nearly done. 11:30am, the festivities began with running errands, and returning home to a solid six and one half hours of work.  We were so pumped over the accomplishments we didn’t realize it was long … Continue reading

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Twinkie in the saxophone…

My first year in 7th grade band at Elwood Junior High School, we were scheduled with the 8th grade band on the first day.  The saxophones were seated in front of the trumpets, and I was seated with 8th grade … Continue reading

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Dayton Heritage Festival is almost here!

Dayton Heritage Festival Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Carillon Historical Park 11:00am – 10:00pm Presented by Time Warner Cable Fireworks Presented by Wells Fargo FREE ADMISSION ($5 parking per car) It’s a Memorial Day weekend to remember with an old-fashioned … Continue reading

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Ankeney Jazz Band @ Dayton Dragons Games

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All in a Tuesday…

The day is rather quiet, but has definitely been busy.  A trip to the store to buy a hose for the front yard, followed by mowing, trimming and blowing the front yard. Now, I am seated on my deck.  Lunch … Continue reading

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The Busy Week Continues…

The week was busier than usual, but sped by so quickly that I had to continually stop to remind myself what day it was. Monday I purchased my impatiens from the Fairmont Industries plant sale – my annual purchase – … Continue reading

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…The US Capitol Building Project…

This is a wonderful project by Richard Chenoweth.  Please take a few minutes to read the article, and watch the video:  The Most Beautiful Room in the World  

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…The Mary Todd Daylily…

I am now the proud gardener/owner of Mary Todd Lilies thanks to Jim McCutcheon & Debbie McCutcheon! Be watching for these in the front yard of The Haasienda! ‘Mary Todd’ has stunning large 4- to 6-inch bright yellow softly ruffled and crimped blooms. … Continue reading

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…The Mary Lincoln Polka…

In 1986 or 1987, I was doing research for a music composition project while a student at Ball State University. My project was based around the life of President Lincoln, and eventually transformed into the musical, LOVE IS ETERNAL: Mary … Continue reading

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…On the Deck…

The evening teaching schedule ended early since students are with choirs competing in the OMEA state competition, or performing in musicals. The deck is peaceful… birds are singing… a breeze has conquered the humidity… the speaker from the track meet next … Continue reading

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