Monthly Archives: September 2022

MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Fun Day Friday

The last day of September… my! It seemed as though the month was just getting under way. Yet, here we are, ready to dive into a fun-filled month of marching band, fall sports, Christmas displays sprouting up in stores, and … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Thursday morning

Yesterday, we barely got to 60 degrees and today we’re expected to make it to the mid-sixties. Right now, we’re balancing at 43 degrees. The ten-day forecast has us between the mid and upper sixties. Yesterday afternoon, my friend, Chuck … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Monday morning, post-birthday

Sunday was a day filled with much love from written text messages, emails, social media, surprises left at the door, a birthday lunch with Laura (we’re now the same age for nine months) and Mama Kay, and my traditional 6:03 … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: History & Mystery with Delco Dell Road and the 1913 Dayton Flood…

It’s in the forties and very chilly. There is also dampness in the air. I have an afternoon shift at The Park and am eager to check in with some folks on some items regarding Dayton’s history. I had always … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Thank you, All…

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: A chilly Tuesday morning

Last night I turned the electric heater on in my study while I taught and another one in my bedroom to take off some of the chill. I set the timer on for my bedroom heater as I knew it … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Mama Kay pinch hitting for Mother

This means so much to me that Mama Kay continues Mother’s tradition of connecting with me at 6:03 PM on my birthday.

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Saturday, September 24th

I had hoped to watch a few documentaries last evening after arriving home at 6:15 PM and making a pot of soup. I finished the soup and began feeling the familiar tightness and achiness enter my body as it often … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: The last birthday recording

Every September 25th when Mother and I could not be together at 6:03 PM, she would call me. Sometimes, I was in a place to take the call, or she’d leave an official birthday greeting and I’d return the call … Continue reading

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MY DAY: A visit from Betty Darst

I don’t recall the exact year I began communicating with local historian and Wright Brothers, Betty Darst, but I do vividly remember meeting her for the first time at the foot of the Wright brothers graves where we gathered to … Continue reading

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MY DAY: A visit from Betty Darst

I don’t recall the exact year I began communicating with local historian and Wright Brothers expert, Betty Darst, but I do vividly remember meeting her for the first time at the foot of the Wright Brothers’ graves where we gathered … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Tuesday morning

The milder, cooler temperatures of the past several weeks have temporarily abandoned us as warmer weather returns. Today the lower eighties will be with us and bouncing all over the place the remainder of the week from mid-eighties to the … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Wednesday is up and running

I woke at 7:00 AM from a great night’s sleep. I am thoroughly loving these deep nights of sleep that refresh my body and soul. I don’t know what I am doing that is different, but it is working. Today … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Tuesday tonight

It was a slow day during The Park’s first four hours. We had some invigorating Guests from California, Upstate New York, and Wisconsin, and two different sets of Guests from Minnesota, and Alabama. I really enjoyed getting to meet some … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Thursday morning

It’s another full day at The Park and I don’t know how today could ever hope to top yesterday. We had Guests from Nevada. Wisconsin, Chicago, two sets from Kansas, Texas, Maryland, and two college-age fellows from France who wanted … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Focusing on Friday

I focus on having fun no matter what I am doing. I practice happiness and joy so that it’s simply a part of who I am. One Volunteer and I were discussing how there seems to be little effort in … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: And, I did!

My morning began at 5:00 AM. I woke and made some coffee before joining Joshua and David on Zoom to observe Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral. By 6:00 AM, Dave’s parents, Anne and Phil, had logged on. I was struck by … Continue reading

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Do not miss SEE HOW THEY RUN

Neon Movies of Dayton, Ohio has another top dog on one of their two screens, the hilarious “who done it” murder mystery comedy, SEE HOW THEY RUN. I really would like to see it again. There was so much happening … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Elegance, teaching, and getting ready to watch The Queen’s funeral

When the doors opened for the start of Concours d’Elegance at Carillon Historical Park, it was already a success with the throngs gathered out front. I don’t know the official count, but The Guests were eager to enter and at … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Sunday is already off and running

I can already feel the excitement and tension of today’s marathon bearing down upon me. It will be a long day. Last evening, I was a guest of long-time friends, Lori & Frank Osowski, to see their college senior daughter … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Friday fun day

Another day of sleeping in until 7:30 AM. The dogs had their breakfast and I returned to my bed with three books I intended to read but at 10:15 AM, I awoke from a nap that must have been needed, … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: A wonderful Wednesday

I am fascinated by the proceedings of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral and the expanse of King Charles’ duties during what must be a difficult time of balancing his grief alongside his new duties. I am sure he has been prepared for … Continue reading

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O FOR HISTORY: The National Museum of the United States Air Force and The Wright Brothers’ Memorial

It was a hasty decision to head out to The National Museum of the United States Air Force, adding a quick trip to The Wright Brothers’ Memorial and a drive through Huffman Prairie where the Wright Brothers perfected their craft … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Thursday adventures

I don’t think a more beautiful morning could’ve been requested. While it is a bit hazy, the sun has an extraordinary glow and warmth. I allowed myself to sleep in until 7:30 AM. The four dogs did not seem Disrupted … Continue reading

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Going onstage in a Broadway show at a moment’s notice

This is a true story by actress Barbara Tirrell “Yesterday, Friday, afternoon out of the blue, I got a phone call from my agent with an offer to be the offstage cover for three roles in the Broadway production of … Continue reading

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