MY DAY: Local history and witchcraft

At 10:15 AM, Jenny Davis and I were heading south toward Lebanon to run an errand before entering the historic Golden Lamb restaurant.

From their website:


Since 1803, we’ve been a gathering place for our community and guests.

When Jonas Seaman traveled from New Jersey to Ohio and spent $4 for a license to operate a “house of Public Entertainment” on Broadway in the newly-founded village of Lebanon, he could never have imagined that more than 215 years later his establishment would still be offering food and lodging for travelers.

Seaman’s establishment got its name from the sign hung outside the business – an image of a golden lamb, used because many early travelers could not read.

Throughout its more than 215-year history, the Golden Lamb has hosted, entertained and provided lodging for many notable guests, including 12 U.S. presidents; political figures Barbara Bush, Mitt Romney, and Henry Clay; American legends Neil Armstrong and Annie Oakley; literary greats Charles Dickens, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Alex Haley, James Whitcomb Riley, Louis Bromfield and Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain); movie star Charles Laughton; and pop singer Kesha.

Today, the Golden Lamb — Ohio’s longest continually operating business — is a vibrant restaurant and boutique hotel infused with a spirit of hospitality and history. Our rich heritage is displayed throughout our building, as well as in our fourth-floor museum rooms, which showcase the history of our innkeepers and Shaker culture.

We invite you to make your history part of our history.

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After a delicious meal and delightful conversation, we ventured down the block to the antique mall.

Back at home, I was enthusiastically greeted by The Quartet. After feeding the pooches, I laid down to watch a documentary around 4:00 PM and woke a 5:30 PM. I discovered BEWITCHED is on Amazon Prime.

One thing I noted in the earlier episodes where The Stevens bought their Connecticut house, Los Angeles mountains could be seen behind The Kravitz home.

Supper. BEWITCHED. Loving dogs. Wonderful weather. Deck time.

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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