Monthly Archives: October 2012

At the end of the day…

At the end of the day I was a little bit colder! The morning was quite beautiful, and Flyer and I took a few hours away from the Haasienda to our selves. Back at home I washed dishes, cleaned the … Continue reading

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A trip with Flyer…

Flyer appears physically healthy, but her mind seems clouded with confusion, and a lack of recognition.  At times, she does not appear to recognize me.  If this condition worsens, I will probably be forced to make a decision. This morning, … Continue reading

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Beavercreek Marching Band under the lights… and the rain…

I was so proud of the Beavercreek High School Marching Band who performed their 2012 show during the Fairmont vs Beavercreek game’s half-time.  These troopers plowed through the pouring rain and miserable conditions, giving a super performance. Thank you, Beavercreek … Continue reading

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And the rains came to shower the seniors…

I am glad the seniors got their moment; however, it was raining pretty steady during this final time on the football field. Congratulations to all the 2012 Fairmont Marching Band seniors, and to their families!

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Last home football game…

The rain has been fairly steady since 10:30am.  The grey, cloudy skies have captured the 44-degree temperature in a bubble that encapsulates the Miami Valley.  The weather channel indicates the rain cell will linger for quite some time. As I … Continue reading

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The last warm fall day of 2012…

This morning I drove out to Harshman Road past the Museum of the United States Air Force (and I did not stop!) to walk through one of the many Five Rivers Metro Parks: Eastwood Park. There were some lovely areas, … Continue reading

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Some time in Dayton's Oregon District

One of the neatest areas of Dayton is The Oregon District located on the Southeast corner of downtown.  It is much like being in The Village of New York City with some of its eateries and unique shops.  Behind the main pass-thru is … Continue reading

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A Sunday morning at Carriage Hill Farm

I had driven through Carriage Hill Farm Park once, but had never stopped.  This morning, after leaving Charleston Falls, I headed a few minutes over to this park.  A beautifully maintained farm from the 1800’s.

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A Sunday morning at Charleston Falls

This morning I left the house a little after 9:00am, and drove about 15 miles to Charleston Falls, just north of Dayton and Huber Heights off highway 202. Very nice scenery, but the falls was barely a trickle.

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Evening at Hills & Dales Park

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Dayton's West Third neighborhood

I love this quaint little neighborhood across the river from downtown Dayton.  It is where the Wright family lived, and worked.  Although their two story clapboard house no longer stands in its original location at 9 Hawthorn Street (it was … Continue reading

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The original campus of United Theological Seminary

United Theological Seminary is a United Methodist seminary in Trotwood, Ohio just outside of Dayton in the Dayton metropolitan area. Founded in 1871 by Milton Wright (the father of Orville and Wilbur Wright), it was originally sponsored by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. In 1946 members of the Church of the … Continue reading

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Dayton Veteran's Administration & Cemetery

This morning I ventured out to the Dayton VA & Military Cemetery on West Third Street & Gettysburg.  The campus is gorgeous, and the resting place of thousands of servicemen and women is tranquil, and lovely.

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A morning walk through Cox Arboretum

I spent a good hour walking through Dayton Metro Parks Cox Arboretum.  The new tree tower is delightful, and provides a panoramic view of the Miami Valley. gfyjg  

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Fairmont vs Northmont – 2012

Tonight I went to the Fairmont vs Northmont football game at Kettering’s Rousch Stadium.  I sat with my regular favorites, Paula Bennett and Tony Bane, and two of his children, Jacob and Ellie.  Paula’s husband and son, Don and Sam, … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Fall Day…

What a grand afternoon! Quintin and I left the house at 11:00am for downtown Dayton.  Stopped at a music store we seldom frequent to get some guitar strings, and then on to our familiar no-school day haunt – the Chinese … Continue reading

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Camera Practice: Marching Band Rehearsal

Figured I’d really try my hand at photography during band rehearsal where there is a lot of movement.   gfyjg

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A Walk Through The Neighborhood…

Quintin broke his glasses, and I decided to walk the 5-6 blocks to the optometrist’s office so I could practice with the new camera.  I really like having a camera where I do not have to edit photos!  Really neat! … Continue reading

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Margie Stiner…

It seems as though I have done nothing but bid farewell to people this past month – beautiful people from my youth who I dearly loved. Today at 4:30pm, Margaret Blubaugh Stiner, more familiarly known as ‘Margie,’ passed away.  While … Continue reading

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Woodland Days & President Lincoln at Woodland Cemetery

For a week I’ve been pumped about today’s events at Dayton’s historic Woodland Cemetery.  The annual Woodland Days – a walking tour of the cemetery where guests meet various actors portraying Dayton’s exciting heritage – and a ceremony celebrating the 150th … Continue reading

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New Camera…

Yesterday, I received a note in my mailbox that contained a money order.  The note read, “You’ve been talking about getting a new camera for a while.  You take great pictures.  Go get a camera and continue charting your world.” … Continue reading

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A fall morning in Ohio…

I missed the double rainbow that everyone else seemed to capture this morning.  The sky, for a while, was a kaleidoscope of colors and textures as a divided rain cell moved in across The Miami Valley. The reds, yellows and burnt-oranges are … Continue reading

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Mock trial finds Mary Todd Lincoln was not insane

Mock trial finds Mary Todd Lincoln was not insane Re-enactment at presidential museum finds former first lady wrongfully committed By Jason Nevel Posted Oct 01, 2012 @ 10:44 PM SPRINGFIELD — Jurors in 1875 made the wrong choice in committing … Continue reading

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