Monthly Archives: September 2018

MY DAY: Marching band in Buckeye Land

It was a wonderful day and evening with the Melins, Scott, Nicole, Beck, and it was great finally getting to meet Nicole’s brother, Wesley, and his four-year-old son, Dean, who drove in from Pittsburgh to see Ian march on the … Continue reading

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MIAGD: The Ohio State University Marching Band

MIAGD: Make it a great day September is winding down and it’s a beautiful autumn day; in fact, it’s a perfect autumn day with a fine temperature, bright sun, and a gorgeous, cloudless blue sky. The morning was chilly so … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Productive sunny Friday

The sun finally made an appearance and has given an additional, much needed boost to the day. He morning was spent researching from the study with four napping dogs surrounding my work area. At Noon, I drove my neighbor lady … Continue reading

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Director John Ford

“I simply direct pictures, and if I had my way, every morning of my life I’d be behind that camera at nine o’clock waiting for the boys to roll ’em, because that’s the only thing I really like to do.” … Continue reading

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MIAGD: An overcast Thursday

MIAGD: Make it a great day It’s another dreary day when we’ve barely seen the sun for nearly a week and rain has been predicted for this afternoon. The temperature is only expected to rise to 65F. The grass is … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Post birthday down time

MIAGD: Make it a great day I’ve a ton of writing and research to be doing at this moment but I’ve decided to wade through the voluminous birthday greetings on Facebook. Yesterday’s “back at the starting line” for this next … Continue reading

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MY DAY: My Furry Quartet

Oh, you bet there’s no loneliness around The Haasienda. It’s a busy home with 54 students and their families coming through each week and I know my Quartet is spoiled with tons of human attention. Today, Sue, who’s always been … Continue reading

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MY DAY: The festivities continue

Lunch with my wonderful neighbor lady, Mama Kay, at China Cottage in Wilmington Pike. My Chinese fortune cookie read: On the way back to our hood, Kay stopped by Lincoln Park to show me the tree that was planted in … Continue reading

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MIAGD: September 25th

MIAGD: Make it a great day It’s the day after two birthdays of two men who had some impact on my being in this world – my paternal grandfather, William “Bill” Montgomery Jolliff and Dr. Robert Ulrey who delivered me. … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Gullywasher

Since last evening the rain has steadily poured. It’s often come down and strong sheets, flooding the high school’s parking lot and parts of Shroyer Road outside my house.

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MIAGD: More rainy days and Mondays

MIAGD: Make it a great day It’s been raining nearly all morning and the sluggishness from the energy sapped while teaching Sunday is heavy. I’ve done very little this morning and the dogs seem to appreciate my nap times. Today … Continue reading

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Town Hall Theatre’s INTO THE WOODS, JR

Wow! Wow! Wow! I’ve seen many excellent children’s theatre productions over the years at Washington Township’s Town Hall Theate, however, INTO THE WOODS, JR seems to have taken the prize.  Outstanding! Jackie Darnell, one of my Fairmont HS kiddoes, directed … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Saturday and the start of fall

MIAGD: Make it a great day To be honest, I am not a true fan of fall as it signifies my days working from the deck are nearing an end and that colder weather and drearier skies are upon us. … Continue reading

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O, FOR HISTORY: Magee Park: The Woman and Her Baby

I subscribe to a wonderful blog, DAYTON UNKNOWN, by co-authors, Sara Kaushal, and Bethany Kmeid.   I’ve never met these women but find them fascinating.  I love all their submissions but today’s was both tender and tragic. Magee Park: The Woman … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Forrestville Cemetery

Near the northern boundary of Madison County, Indiana, Boone Township is nestled up to the Grant County line. It is here that my ancestors pioneered and settled this little corner of Indiana. Few, if any, family members still reside in … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Friday Funday

MIAGD: Make it a great day Despite my 5:00 AM – 12:30 AM travel adventures, yesterday (Thurs; Sept 20), I was wide awake at 7:00 AM with three fizzy faced kids eager to begin their day. I heard something quite … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Road trip to Hoosierland

By 5:30 AM Thursday morning I was on the road to Indiana to visit Mother. I arrived call mom with little traffic effort, at 9:15 AM. As I was waiting on a traffic light about 15 minutes before reaching Mother, … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Thursday thoughts

MIAGD: Make it a great day At 7 AM it is already 75° with 100% humidity and neither seem to be lessening throughout the day. Yesterday’s scorching temperatures felt more like mid August than mid September. The yard has hit … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Busy, busy Wednesday

The day began with me heading out the door to catch the bus at 8:03 AM and I completed a number of errands and was home by 10:30 AM. Several stores for shopping Library for requested books that had arrived … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Wednesday (my Friday) is here

MIAGD: Make it a great day Wednesday morning has arrived with a few showers and sprinkles which were not originally in the forecast and I’d already decided to complete things in the early part of the day. The bus to … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Tuesday is a wrap

Tuesday is a wrap! The fire in these students began Sunday and has not decreased one bit. New skills and technique were a synch and adherence to the process was astounding. Tomorrow is another busy day and I’m counting on … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Tuesday burn out

MIAGD: Make it a great day I’ve had two solid days, Sunday and Monday, with approximately 35 private students making significant strides and choices during lessons with exhilarating results. This morning I’m feeling slightly sluggish, probably a bit drained. I’m … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Monday, Monday, so good to me

“Monday, Monday, so good to me Monday mornin´, it was all I hoped it would be Oh Monday mornin´, Monday mornin´ couldn´t guarantee That Monday evenin´ you would still be here with me…” The day was busy as heck from … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Rainy days and Monday mornings

MIAGD: Make it a great day Karen Carpenter lulled us with “rainy days and Mondays always get me down” but I choose to ignore her on this rainy Monday morning as I’d hate to waste the moment. At some point … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Wow! What a day! And, Chief…

Oh, my gosh!  I taught seventeen lessons, today, and it seemed like each student was competing with another – the students were on fire! I am exhausted but exhilarated. Before leaving the deck, this morning, for the comforts inside and … Continue reading

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