MY DAY: Wednesday winding down

It was a fun, productive day.

My eldest son was in and out of Washington, DC, arriving by 3:00 AM, Tuesday, from London, giving a 10:30 AM presentation, and making a quick trip to Mount Vernon, one of his happy places, before returning to the corporate condo to eat and sleep. I rose at 5:00 AM this morning to chat via Zoom while he waited at the airport so that we could get some talk-time in as he will probably be hammered by jetlag for several days as is often the case.

By Noon, I was walking up the steps to The Dayton Woman’s Club, a stately mansion in the heart of downtown Dayton at 225 North Ludlow Street. The former home of Robert Steele. The building has a tremendous, fascinating history that is described in the YouTube video.

I dined with Dayton historian, Andrew Hershner, and had a grand time discussing local history, various buildings, and neighborhoods, and toured the building with some out-of-town visitors.

Back at home, I worked a few hours reorganizing my email filter system, a task that had taken up three hours earlier in the day. I love the accomplishment of organization.

This evening I’ve researched a bit on Edith Walton Deeds, the wife of Dayton’s legendary Edward Deeds. Edith, who has her own animatronic figure in The Atrium of Carillon Historical Park, where I claim her to be my work wife, was a musician and music educator and an all-around fascinating woman. Tomorrow, I hope to complete more research on Mrs. Deeds and begin researching Olive Kettering, the wife of Charles Kettering.

Friday evening, Laura and I plan on attending OLIVER! in Springboro following a picnic. The weather’s forecast is pleasant!

Onward with a few more hours of researching at my worktable on the deck. The weather is perfect at 73 degrees and the evening chorus of buzzing and chirping is calming and pleasant.

For information about The Dayton Woman’s Club Weekly Wednesday Buffet.

About Wright Flyer Guy

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