Monthly Archives: October 2018

MY DAY: A wet St. Hallow’s Eve

Bus #17 let me off at Springhouse Drive and Far Hills Avenue where I hiked over to The Great Miami River to grab some distant shots of Carillon Park framed by the beautifully autumn quilt rising up behind it. I … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Tuesday tacos & bands

A gorgeous fall day with wonder temperatures that allowed the door to the deck to remain open so The Quartet could come and go. Little was accomplished but reading and napping. At 4:30 PM, my neighbor lady, Kay, took her … Continue reading

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: A delightful movie ~ TEA WITH THE DAMES

Dame Maggie Smith. Dame Joan Plowright. Dame Judi Dench. Dame Eileen Atkins. TEA WITH THE DAMES is a must see movie and if you are in The Miami Valley, be sure to catch it at Neon Movies. How can it get … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Monday is a done deal

It was a good day and at 8:50 PM I am feeling the burn of tiredness. The morning was a sluggish start Noon – on the bus to downtown Dayton where I ate lunch at Taqueria on East 3rd Street … Continue reading

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MY DAY: A wet lazy Saturday

It’s been a lazy, lazy day. I had hoped to go to the Calvary Cemetery tour and hike in the morning and then the Centerville HS marching band contest in the evening. However, I cancelled early on for both as … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Low-key Friday

Mother was supposed to visit for the day but plans were changed, last minute. Since October 9th I’d been telling The Quartet, “Grandma’s gonna come visit us.” Chief would get excited. The Sisters would get excited but I’m not sure … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Where is Bus 14?

MIAGD: Make it a great day I woke earlier than usual and actually feeling less sluggish than previous mornings and decided to take advantage of the moment with a trip to Woodland Cemetery. I got to the downtown hub with … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Barbara Bush

MIAGD: Make it a great day I rose promptly at 8:00 PM, not without grumbles, and attended to The Haasienda’s Quartet, and found my way back to my bed after a good eight hours of sleep. I finally roused myself … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Tuesday’s report

MIAGD: Make it a great day It’s a chilly, sunny morning here in The Miami Valley and there’s a struggle of wanting to be out and about with my camera and returning to bed with the burning sensation in the … Continue reading

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Larry Boye, former Ball State University Singers’ Director, has died

I learned Larry Boye, one of my directors for The Ball State University Singers, passed away. Mr. Boye, or LB, as he was familiarly known, had a tremendous impact on my career with show choir arranging and show design/concept.  I … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Sunday, post-windstorm

MIAGD: Make it a great day Yesterday afternoon and evening, and long into the night, the strong winds pounded the Miami Valley taking down large branches, trees, fences, other structures, electric wires, etc..  There were moments, throughout the night, I … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Windy Saturday

The day was less productive than I would have liked, but I feel as though the rest, coupled with my buffet of treatments, I’ve succeeded in warding off this cold and sinus infection. The day was sunny and bright with … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Saturday blah-day

MIAGD: Make it a great day The morning routine is complete and I’ve opted to work from bed using my hospital table I purchased back in the early 1990s. The purchase has served me well over the years mostly as … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Friday was average but productive

I rose at 8:00 AM and completed the morning routine of feeding dogs, letting them out for their morning potty and backyard survey, my breakfast and meds. I worked some at my desk while breakfasting and by 9:00 AM the … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Thursday is a wrap

The day began with overwhelming sluggishness and turned out to be a very productive day. After feeding The Quartet I predicted an hour’s nap won’t suffice. It did not. Finally, at Noon I begrudgingly prodded my self into action. I … Continue reading

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MIAGD: Thursday is here

MIAGD: Make it a great day It’s a chilly Thursday morning and I’ve returned to my bed for an hour or so to hopefully regain some energy that’s escaped me. There’s precious little to report. Tonight I’ll attend a choral … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Long Tuesday

My system seems to be returning to normal after the marathon three days spent with my son who is now in England with his partner for the next two years. The past two mornings have found me returned to my … Continue reading

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MIAGD: The Daugherty Family

MIAGD: Make it a great day I am rested from the previous five days and energized from a fairly uninterrupted good night’s sleep that began at 10:15 PM (normally I’m at my desk until 12:00 AM and read in bed … Continue reading

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O, FOR HISTORY: A connection to a former post

December 27, 2017, I submitted the blog post: O, FOR HISTORY: Alexander A. Marone I received a blog notice that Evan Finch, Indianapolis, had responded to this particular blog post. He had a postcard of Alexander’s father. I think this is … Continue reading

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O, FOR HISTORY: Dayton, Ohio to North Carolina: Stop embarrassing yourself with ‘First in Flight’

Dayton, Ohio to North Carolina: Stop embarrassing yourself with ‘First in Flight’

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MIAGD: Thursday tireds

MIAGD: Make it a great day Yesterday’s invigorating whirl of fun activities has me drained and I cannot seem to grab hold of momentum. The devastation of Hurricane Michael is sad. Cities completely wiped down to the foundations. I’ve researched … Continue reading

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AT THE HAASIENDA: Erma’s new bed

Several years ago I purchased a nice size dog bed/pillow for Chief who occasionally battles arthritis. Erma arrived and upon entering the bedroom for the very first time immediately took possession of the doggie bed. Chief, being the kind soul … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Wednesday wind-down

Wednesday was a pop fly right out of the ballpark and I loved swinging the bat. Since the original time of the Gem City clock’s raising time was moved from past the noon hour to 11:00 AM, I figured I … Continue reading

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MY DAY: The Eagles of Carillon Park

Today was my lucky day to see the eagle couple at Carillon Park.

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O, FOR HISTORY: The Gem City Clock looks out over Dayton

For more reading: Historic clock to stand 100 feet above Carillon Park

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