The eight hour shifts are a bit daunting being away from home and The Quartet for so long. However, the pups are in capable hands with several members of The Canine Crew attending and loving them.
My station is situated where I get to know many of the volunteers and so many have incredible stories about being raised in Dayton, Ohio. Many had parents who worked for NCR (National Cash Register) and I love hearing them recount their times spent at Old River Park that was a marvelous NCR benefit for the NCR families for many years. A number of volunteers worked for, or had family members who worked for McCall’s!
Then, there are the guests who visit the park. Today, alone, I got to introduce the park’s tremendous exhibits to folks from Arizona, Northern California, Upstate New York, Rhode Island, Montana, Florida, Northern Virginia, and Canada. Some had roots in Dayton while most were visiting The Gem City.
At 5:00 PM, Mama Kay picked me up so we could join her St. Albert church choir members at Marion’s Pizza at 6:00 PM. Before heading to the pizzeria, we took a jaunt to see the former mansion of Governor James Cox who was also the 1920 Democratic presidential candidate with running mate, Franklin Roosevelt.
Dinner with the choir was fun and the food was delicious.
Thursday is another eight-hour shift. Friday is off and of course, it’s a day to be filled with rain showers.