Monthly Archives: October 2022

MY DAY: Along The Great Miami River

I combined a photo-hike and in-person research into a marvelous morning and early afternoon with 6,442 steps achieved. I took the No. 17 bus to the other side of the Webster Street bridge where I began my journey along the … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Come visit The Park

How can you pass up visiting Carillon Historical Park on a beautiful day such as this? Come visit one of Dayton’s truly remarkable gems!

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O, FOR HISTORY: A touching acknowledgement

A new book on Mary (Todd) Lincoln is out and it is outstanding. My dear friend and fellow Hoosier, Donna McCreary, has written MARY LINCOLN DEMYSTIFIED: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ABRAHAM’S WIFE. I remember when Donna was tossing around the … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: St. Louis Arch

Right now, it is a bit chilly, but the day promises to meet up with the mid-60s. I am anticipating a lot of Guests visiting The Park, today. 57 years, yesterday, October 28, 1965, the last section was placed in … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Getting started on a cold Thursday

Cold. It’s 36 degrees and our peak is to be 54 degrees. I am at The Park all day and I am hoping it doesn’t keep folks away. I am sure the eagle paparazzi will be there to document our … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Wet & windy Wednesday

Yesterday was warm and windy and today is almost the exact opposite, chilly, wet, and windy. There is not much at all to report. I am getting ready to head into The Park for the afternoon and am hoping folks … Continue reading

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MY DAY: The Oregon District & Downtown Dayton

I lunched in the Oregon District while reading a new book, MARY LINCOLN DEMYSTIFIED, by Donna McCreary. Excellent. This was followed by an hour’s walk through the central area of Downtown Dayton. What a gorgeous day.

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Friday Fun Day

This morning’s sky was spectacularly speedy but outstanding. Others are posting photos Dar better than what I captured as I tried to dodge cars on the very busy Shroyer Road. Today is my first day off since October began. I … Continue reading

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O, FOR HISTORY: Dayton history in living color

It’s a beautiful day at Carillon Historical Park as the colorful season is winding down. These dare the colors Orville & Wilbur Wright would have known.

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: It’s Monday

What a gorgeous morning it is here in The Miami Valley. A perfect fall morning with temperatures expected to be in the mid-70s. Sunday, I accomplished a good deal of items around The Haasienda which included bringing in the deck … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Saturday, October 22nd, is in the books

I arrived at The Park by 12:15 PM and dove into the schoolhouse to see if Deanna could take lunch; however, she was with some Guests, and we sat on the back terrace of The Heritage Center while I finished … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Who lives… who dies… who tells your story?

After my 5:00 PM shift ended, I was waiting outside the Carillon Brewery for No. 18 when some longtime members of Carillon Historical Park stopped to chat. They were waiting for the start of this evening’s Tavern Dinner at The … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Tuesday coming to a close

At 7:45 AM, when I completed Zooming with my London-based son, I decided to take advantage of the terrific morning weather with a hike through Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum. Tomorrow is to be rainy and the rest of the week … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Bailey @ 9

Bailey & Harrigan, born 25 October 2013. Bailey is nine, today, but remains very much a nine month old puppy. She’s always excited, eager to play or snuggle, and she wiggles when I look at her. But at night, she … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Bailey & Harrigan @ 9

Bailey & Harrigan, born 25 October 2013. Eight weeks before I received the double blessing of adopting The Sisters, Harrigan and Bailey, from a litter of ten puppies, which were born on 25 October 2013. Christmas night, I drove down … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Harrigan @ 9

Bailey & Harrigan, born 25 October 2013. I’ve never had a serious dog but Harrigan is that dog. If pets can be old souls, I would guess Harrigan to be one. She’s intelligent, protective, skilled in many areas, obedient, and … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Ronald Monroe Clary

I never got to meet my grandmother’s brother, Ronald, who died 27 years before my birth. Today, Ronald Monroe Clary would have turned 101 years old. He was born 22 October 1921 and died 20 June 1937 following a fall … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Wednesday’s wobbles

Cold outside with a dull sky is the only way to describe the morning. I returned to bed for another two hours of sleep, with the hopes of combatting the sinus pressure. The day looks sluggish, and I am feeling … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Long Pants Thursday and again, Today…

Yesterday, I wore long pants. I detest wearing long pants and am always more comfortable when I am wearing shorts. At The Park, we are required to wear blue or tan pants or shorts and I have tons of blue … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Thursday is at an end

I worked a full day at The Park and had the best time all day. From the minute I set foot on The Park’s campus and until I left at the end of the day, there was just an electrifying … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Aging pets

This morning, a batch of Facebook photos from 2009 memories showed up on my feed. They were photos taken on the back deck with my cat, Logan (1994-2011), and my dog, Flyer (2000-2013). These were two incredible pets and I … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Tuesday morning, October 18th

This morning’s Zoom chat with Josh was festive with birthday joy but down to our usual business of chatting about history, politics, and dogs. It’s about 35 degrees and Chief is still lingering on the deck in his sphinx pose, … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Monday is off and running

Sunday was a productively long day. Leaves were blown. Lunches were prepped. A kitchen was cleaned… somewhat. Music was prepped for the week’s lessons. We were needing to make a slight adjustment to the times for next Sunday’s lessons. My … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Sunday is here

It’s a chilly overcast day with a few peeks from the sun. Tomorrow is expected to get to 68 degrees with the 40s and 50s following until Saturday with 71 degrees topping the day. I woke at 7:00 AM to … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Saturday morning, The Park & Centerville marching band

Its already a beautiful Saturday morning but not very sunny. I believe that will come later in the day. We are only supposed to get up to 59° but even in the upper 30s, I’m finding it quite comfortable wearing … Continue reading

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