Category Archives: Carillon Park

OH, FOR HISTORY: Scipio & Orville

In March 1917, Orville Wright purchased a Saint Bernard puppy from Nina Dodd’s White Star Kennels in Long Branch, New Jersey for $75. Orville’s sister Katharine named him “Scipio” after the famous Roman general that had defeated Hannibal and thwarted … Continue reading

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Dayton Old Case Files

Saturday evening, August 4, I attended Dayton’s Old Case Files sponsored by Dayton’s very own Carillon Park and Dayton History. Outstanding!  Terribly fun! Upon arrival, my former student, Laura Jacobs, and I, attending to see my student, Tommy Cole, and … Continue reading

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OF INTEREST: Flyer, the baby eagle has died

This is a sad story for those of us in The Miami Valley who’ve been enthralled with eagle watched and the birth of both eaglettes.  The first baby died about a month ago when it was blown or pushed from … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Flyer’s last trip….

As I was wrapping up my time on the deck, this evening, I noticed there was a notification from Google of some photo journeys awaiting to be experienced. Five years…. 29 June 2013, my beloved Flyer and I took our … Continue reading

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Charles E. Taylor: The Man Aviation History Almost Forgot

A friend, Debbie Allen, sent me this neat article on Charles “Charlie” Taylor, a mechanic for the Wright Brothers.  Charlie earns a good deal of the credit in the final phase of the brothers’ preparations for powered flight.  I knew … Continue reading

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"Higher, Orville, higher!"

On May 25, 1910 at Huffman Prairie, just outside Dayton, Orville Wright piloted two unique flights. First, he took off on a six-minute flight with Wilbur as his passenger, the only time the Wright brothers ever flew together. They received … Continue reading

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My corner of the sky…

Everything has its season Everything has its time Show me a reason and I’ll soon show you a rhyme Cats fit on the windowsill Children fit in the snow Why do I feel I don’t fit in anywhere I go? … Continue reading

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Band Camp, Wisdom Teeth, A Wedding & ACTION…

I think I passed three of the most enjoyable days of my summer! Thursday morning, I had a two hour lesson with one of my graduated seniors, Ryan Crouch, and as always, it was a great time – and tons … Continue reading

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A New Weekend…

The deck is damp from last night’s rain showers, but the air is crisp, and cool at 68-degrees. The morning is beckoning those of us who have been besieged by the overwhelming heat and humidity of last week to come … Continue reading

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We… Hold… These… Truths…

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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Thursday… July 1st

Teaching only three days in the summer means long days on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; however, having the additional two week-days – plus the weekend – to work around the house, write, and spend time with my are wonderful. This … Continue reading

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An evening at the oars…

I started my day by teaching two three-hour pre-adoptive classes at A.C.T.I.O.N. Adoption Services from 9:00am-4:00pm. I ran home, took a nap, and then drove the three of us up to Old River Park near the University of Dayton campus. … Continue reading

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Just a Wednesday…

Finally, the steamy, sticky, humidity has temporarily taken leave of The Miami Valley. Last evening’s thunderstorms, with a brilliant light show surrounding the entire Miami Valley, set the cooling-off into motion, and today we are blessed with a continue cool, … Continue reading

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Robert Todd Lincoln presentation… need suggestions…

Robert Todd Lincoln – from youth to old age. Last photo shows RTL at the dedication of The Lincoln Memorial with former president, William Howard Taft (then serving as Chief Justice) and President Warren G. Harding. I was asked by … Continue reading

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Memorial Day, 2010 Style…

And the weekend continues… After leaving Wright State University’s production HELLO, DOLLY (see previous post), I chatted with Mother en route home. By 6:00pm, Jose and I were to two of our scheduled grad parties for Megan Weyrauch and Ryan … Continue reading

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It's a Wednesday…

I cannot believe I have slipped into my old pattern of not blogging! I was so good about blogging, and then the past few days I have been lazy – an for no good reason. It has been a typical … Continue reading

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Dayton History

If you live in The Miami Valley of Ohio, please take time to visit the many sites under the management of Dayton History, beginning with Carillon Park. Other sites associated with Dayton History are: Hawthorn Hill, the home of Orville … Continue reading

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Old River Park & Deeds Point

What a fun evening Jose and I shared at Old River Park and Deeds Point. At 6:00pm we pulled into Old River Park. The park first opened on June 3, 1939, for NCR employees and their families under the leadership … Continue reading

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Just a lazy Saturday…

The weather has been unpredictable in the Miami Valley. Yes, we have been drenched for days, but the forecast is never quite “right on.” Some days we were told to expect storms, or rain showers, and nothing. And then there … Continue reading

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Dayton History Books On-Line

I found this site which looks very interesting… have not explored it, yet! Dayton History Books On-line

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Count-down to Friday…

This was a slightly busy, yet relaxing week. Despite the heavy rain and thunderstorms throughout the first half of the week, we had mild temperatures. Many times we were threatened with rain, or storms but they by-passed us. The students … Continue reading

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