Monthly Archives: December 2012

Farewell, 2012… it was a very good year!

I don’t think I have ever enjoyed a year as much as I have enjoyed this one.  Despite too many funerals of loved ones this fall, 2012 was filled with many new, wonderful, exciting journeys.  I am ready to repeat … Continue reading

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"She folded her napkin…"

Around this time, two years ago, my son walked into my study and said, “Dad, watch this.” He gave Flyer the command to sit, and then said, “Catch,” to the dog who would do back flips in mid-air to catch … Continue reading

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Wright State University Theatre Department's 2013-2014 Season…

Looking ahead to next season, Wright State University is among the first arts organizations in The Miami Valley to announce its 2013-14 lineup. The mainstage offerings will consist of “Harvey” Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy co-directed by W. Stuart McDowell … Continue reading

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Christmas morning…

By 8:00am, the festivities had begun with the stockings being emptied.  A short while later, the symphony of ripping and wadding paper began, accompanied by squeals of delight. A delicious brunch was consumed, followed by family time – mostly watching … Continue reading

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Arriving in Fowler…

Christmas Eve morning, Quintin, Flyer, Navi, Chief and I loaded into the car and pulled out of our driveway at 8:55am.  After two stops of pottying and food, we safely, and rather quickly, arrived in Fowler, at 12:58pm – three … Continue reading

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Dayton Ballet: THE NUTCRACKER

I had never seen THE NUTCRACKER until this afternoon.  Quintin, to his knowledge, had never seen a ballet.  So, today was a rare treat for us, both. This production was a brilliant collaboration between The Dayton Ballet and The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. … Continue reading

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Mary Belle Jones-Clary

Today would have been the 115th birthday of my great-grandmother, Mary Belle Jones-Clary. December 20, 1897 – January 28, 1969 Belle was the daughter of Joel Monroe Jones & Anna Greenlee, and the older sister of Alpha, Henry & Harry. … Continue reading

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New Beginnings… an anniversary

Two years ago, today, my 15 year old son, Quintin, arrived in Dayton from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to join our family. At our home, surrounded by family and friends, his case worker who accompanied him on the flight, led us … Continue reading

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Polen Farm in Kettering

All these years of living in Centerville/Kettering, and I had never been to Polen Farm.  I had driven past the Bigger Road location countless times, but had no reason for stopping.  In fact, honestly do not ever remember noticing the … Continue reading

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CRAZY FOR YOU: Muse Machine's Understudy Performance

Tonight, I joined the Emery family, David, Maria and Raquel, in the Muse Machine’s rehearsal hall to watch the understudies for the January production, CRAZY FOR YOU, perform.  My student, David Emery, did a super job, as did the other … Continue reading

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Another great Christmas Concert from Fairmont's Music Department

Last night, and Tuesday, the Fairmont High School Music Department presented their variety of ensembles in another exciting Christmas concert.  Over 300 young musicians joined forces to end the program with a suite of John Williams’ HOME ALONE.  Excellent!

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Seasons Greetings from The Haasienda…

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Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene Christmas Concert

Tonight, we attended, for the second year in a row, the Christmas concert presented by Beavercreek’s Church of the Nazarene.  The church’s choir was joined by Beavercreek High School’s A Capella Choir and the Friend’s Show Choir, all under the … Continue reading

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Epiphany Lutheran Church's Children's Christmas Musical

One of my young students, Katie Kress, was the lead in Epiphany Lutheran Church’s children’s musical.  It was a good production, and I am proud of Miss Kate!  She chewed up the carpets!

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2nd Street Market, Downtown Dayton & Calvary Cemetery

This morning we left for Dayton’s 2nd Street Market to look around and grab some lunch.  The last time I had been there was when Jeff Carter and Jim Helton came over from Ball State University to see the Princess Diana Wedding … Continue reading

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Busy December and It's Great In Dayton

Some really great events planned these next two weekends! MOST IMPORTANT NEWS Third new restaurant to open in downtown Dayton In This Issue GOINGS ON NOW GREAT PERFORMANCES INTERESTING SHOPPING “NEWS” IN OUR AREA MESSAGE FROM MOLLY DIL’S (DAYTON IMPORTANT … Continue reading

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OLIVER! is a great Christmas present from your friends at The Human Race Theatre…

About ten years ago I saw my first production of OLIVER!, and it was less than mediocre.  I was not too keen on seeing The Human Race Theatre Company’s (HRTC) current production of OLIVER!, due to my initial experience with … Continue reading

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