Monthly Archives: June 2012

Three Reasons

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For you…

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June… Just June…

I’ve always loved the month of June, and still do.  Despite the brilliance of beauty, and new growth that accompanies the month’s arrival, I am always reminded of key loved ones in my life who are no longer with us. Aside … Continue reading

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In Remembrance: Uncle Garry Jolliff

Remembering my uncle, Garry Jolliff, one of my first childhood heroes (1944-2002) who passed away 10 years ago, tomorrow. Uncle Garry fought in Vietnam, and was severely wounded. Indiana’s US Senator, Birch Bayh, finally succeeded in having Uncle Garry removed … Continue reading

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Heat Miser Arrives in The Miami Valley

The gentle, cool breeze drifting across the deck is a sly mistress to the impending heat of 100+ degrees that is to arrive shortly. The windows are open for one last breath of fresh air before The Haasienda goes on … Continue reading

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Opinions

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Skeletons

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Poster

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Be Less Obvious…

“You know, if you’re going to stalk someone, you should be less obvious. For starters, try not to standing in the middle of a field, gawking at your prey.”  – Kristin Walker, A Match Made in High School

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A very nice weekend…

Most soulish believers assume an attitude of self-righteousness, though often it is scarcely detectable. They hold tenaciously to their minute opinions we ought to lay aside the small differences and pursue the common objective. – Watchman Nee Friday’s fun adventures in … Continue reading

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Wegerzyn Gardens – Dayton's Five Rivers MetroParks

I took about 30 minutes to stroll through Wegerzyn Gardens on Siebenthaler in North Dayton.  Such a beautiful, tranquil setting! If you live in The Miami Valley, go visit this place! If you have guests visiting, take them there!

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Pow Wow at SunWatch

This afternoon we ventured a few miles over to SunWatch Indian Village to enjoy a traditional pow wow sponsored by The Miami Valley Council for Native Americans. What a neat afternoon. A modern pow wow is a specific type of event where both Native American … Continue reading

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The Soldiers & Sailors Monument on The Circle

Approximately 40 years ago, my grandparents took me to Indianapolis to visit the Indiana War Memorial, and we rode an elevator to the top of The Soldiers & Sailors Monument‘s observation deck. Today, with just fifteen minutes to spare, Quintin … Continue reading

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Home of President Benjamin Harrison

Quintin and I left the Indianapolis Zoo a little after 3:00pm, and headed over to Delaware Street to the Home of President Benjamin Harrison, our nation’s 23rd president who was an Indiana citizen. This was my third visit to the … Continue reading

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The Indianapolis Zoo

I left Dayton at 8:05am, and arrived in Indianapolis at 9:45am.  Destin had let me know they arrived much earlier than their anticipated 10:00am arrival.  I had memorized my exits, streets, and turns, and replied I would be there right … Continue reading

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Suzanne's Cheesecake Factory Desert

This was Suzanne’s desert at dinner tonight. Suzanne, Aaron and I had a great dinner at The Cheesecake Factory.

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Remove that plank…

I’ve always found it interesting that some of my friends who push Bible quotes the most are the least likely to apply the thought behind the quote.  They, do, however, stress that others follow the rules laid out in scripture. … Continue reading

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So many things to do – So much to enjoy!

Enter to win Antiques Roadshow Tickets! Come to Carillon Historical Park to purchase your raffle tickets and enter for a chance to win 2 tickets to Antiques Roadshow in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 21, 2012. Raffle tickets will be sold … Continue reading

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A Quiet, Peaceful Day…

It’s been a quiet, relaxing day. Some of the commercials and cards indicate, through artwork, that dads should be relaxing, eating breakfast in bed, and doing whatever pleases them. I woke early, and by 8:00am, was busy creating more wooden … Continue reading

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Enjoying Father's Day in the back yard…

More work in the back yard.  Built some barriers to keep the dogs from destroying some of my plants, and especially, the hosta field.

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Behold… the next Mary Todd daylily arriveth!

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Win tickets to Antiques Roadshow!

Enter to win Antiques Roadshow Tickets! Come to Carillon Historical Park to purchase your raffle tickets and enter for a chance to win 2 tickets to Antiques Roadshow in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 21, 2012. Raffle tickets will be sold … Continue reading

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More to bloom…

My Mary Todd daylily is set to bloom, again, and I suspect tomorrow will be the day.  I am so pleased with the look of the yard.  Some work to do around the fire pit, but for now, it feels … Continue reading

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So Much To Be Doing and It's Great In Dayton

WYSO Hear My Comments Dayton City Paper DAYTON CITY PAPER, page 29 LIFE WITH THE CAMPBELLS VERY IMPORTANT LINKS THE NEON FILM EVENTS IN DAYTON GAS PRICE GILLY’S JAZZ DAYTON MOST METRO LOCAL LIVE DAYTON RAVE CINEMAS DAYTON SOUTH Courthouse … Continue reading

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Accept the Alexander Graham Bell Sound Recovery Challenge Today!

Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Accept the Sound Recovery Challenge Today! Dear Friends of American History, Alexander Graham Bell might easily have been content with the success of his telephone invention. But here at … Continue reading

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