MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Wednesday wanderings

It’s a dull morning with a dull sky and a dull atmosphere. Everything just appears and feels dull. Yesterday’s rain that was hoped for and boasted by weather folks and apps never appeared. I hesitated watering flowers in front since the front was overheard and sprinkles were felt. No rain. Today, rain has been forecast and my body agrees.

Yesterday’s shift at the park was spent working alongside Wendy, a volunteer who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and moved here to teach in the 1970s. She’s fun, hard-working, and does a tremendous job greeting and embracing the guests in The Atrium. A huge plus of working Tuesdays is getting to see Chuck Johnson, even if briefly. Mr. Johnson worked with Charles Kettering and is a fount of knowledge in all things Kettering!

The tributes to author, historian, and storyteller, David McCullough, are tremendous. What an impact Mr. McCullough had on our world. Impressive and inspiring.

I finished teaching last night and will have eleven days of no teaching for the end-of-summer break. There’s so much I hope to accomplish and I do hope I will follow through with my intentions of getting things accomplished around the house, research and writing, and a few adventures here and there.

At Noon, I will meet a friend and fellow Dayton historian for the first time. For the past several years, I’ve delighted in the incredible expertise Andrew Hershner eagerly and freely shares with others in a Dayton history Facebook group and with me, personally. So often, knowledgeable folks are very protective with their research, and understandably so. However, Andrew is a true teacher and obviously loves seeing others share in his great passion. We are meeting at the historic Dayton Women’s Club for their Wednesday buffet. The photo of The Dayton Women’s Club is included with this post.

And with that, I need to move on to my day and then prepare for lunch.

Make it a great day!

About Wright Flyer Guy

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