Monthly Archives: December 2017

THE FAMILY ALBUM: Front Porch Swing

Where I live, in the Dayton suburbs, I rarely see front porch swings. Once upon a time, you could walk through your neighborhood and nearly every home had folks sitting on the front porch.  It was a neat adventure calling … Continue reading

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MIAGY: The Shadows

MIAGY: Make it a great year The shadows of December 31, 2017, are beginning to take hold as the sun dips behind the rooftops of southwest Ohio. I am grateful for this past year, and for all those who’ve made … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Welcome, 2018!

Manheim Steamroller: AULD LANG SYNE AULD LANGE SYNE     by Robert Burns, 1788 Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne. (CHORUS) For auld lang syne, my jo, For auld … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Nothing Natural

A college friend, Bryan Ames, wrote about a strange phenomenon he experienced while driving back home to Plymouth, Indiana this evening. Light Pillars It reminded me of a terribly cold winter’as morning around 1981 when Mother and I were driving down … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Andrew Taylor Greenlee

While thrashing through some items I located this article printed in a Madison County Indiana newspaper in 1983 about, and by, my third great-grandfather, Andrew Taylor Greenlee. The genealogical line: Andrew Taylor Greenlee Anna Greenlee Jones Mary Belle Jones Clary … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: The Ice Fishing House

    On a cold, snowy day in January 1970, my maternal grandfather and I hopped into his blue and silver Buick Skylark for the two-hour drive north toward Syracuse and North Webster.  We were spending the day ice fishing … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Hoosierland

7:00 AM Thursday, December 28, 2017, Griffith and I were on the road to Indiana to visit Mother. It was the first visit to Green Hill Manor where she now resides, and I was impressed with the facility and staff. … Continue reading

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