MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Monday, Monday… rainy day and Monday…

Rainy days and Mondays might have sunk Karen Carpenter’s spirits but I usually don’t allow that to get in the way of my own, even in the autumn with darker days. However, it is a warm 58 degrees and a forecast of 63 degrees for this afternoon. It is to climb throughout the week to 74 on Saturday.

I am hoping the dampness does not keep Guests away from The Park, today. Last week, I met folks from Indiana, Pittsburgh, NYC, New York State, Kansas, Marion IN, Charleston IL, Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee, California, Wisconsin, Virginia, Florida, Alabama, Montana, Indiana, and Michigan. Some fine folks from Australia and Scotland also visited The Park.

I love learning different things about The Guests, as well as items they share about their reasons for visiting The Park, many of which are connected to the various corporations such as NCR (National Cash Register) or McCalls. Some Guests offer questions that I attempt, in every way, to answer before they leave The Park. The best thing is that I am learning so much about Dayton’s history from their shared information or questions. Coupled with my own research, I have gathered a ton of knowledge on Edward Deeds, Edith Deeds, Charles Kettering, The Barn Gang, more aviation tidbits, John Patterson of NCR, NCR, Dayton’s early printing years, Dayton’s early and Turn of the Century industry, and now, The 1913 Dayton Flood which has also led down avenues of researching The Great Miami and other rivers, and The Miami Conservancy which has saved The Miami Valley from subsequent flooding. There have been so many other interesting things I have learned about Dayton, and I marvel at the people who made Dayton what it was.

I am feeling out of sorts, this morning. It began yesterday afternoon and I didn’t know if it was from the long hiking activity or the incoming rain. The body’s rhythms are still raging in different tempos and contrasting meters, today, and I hope it clears up shortly.

The school buses have unloaded high school students for the day and it is time for me to get ready for my day.

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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