Category Archives: Elwood, Indiana

O, FOR HISTORY: Teddy Roosevelt visits Indiana in 1902

While doing some research for one of my writing projects I discovered President Theodore Roosevelt visited Indiana in 1902. While passing through a Massachusett’s city, a trolly car ran into the president’s horse-drawn carriage.  The president was propelled from the … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Death Certificate

This afternoon, my friend Nancy Sumner, located and sent my the death certificate of my great-uncle Ronald Monroe Clary who died from a brain injury after being thrown from a horse on the family farm in Boone Township, Madison County, … Continue reading

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MY DAY: The country needs you, Harry Truman

When I was in 5th grade, my maternal uncle, Ron Barmes, gave me an 8-track tape player and several 8-track tapes.  My favorite was CHICAGO’s Chicago VIII, 1975. “Harry Truman.”  That was my favorite song and I listened to it … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Along the tracks

I was fortunate to have grown up or to have at least known, all my grandparents, all but one great-grandparent, and only two great-great grandparents. I was even more blessed to know many of my great uncles and aunts, 2nd-great … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Saxophone Dessert

It was the first time both the seventh and eighth grade bands would play together and I was quite nervous.  I was comfortable with my fellow seventh grade band students, but today, I would be meeting the eighth graders for the … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: William & Harriet Greenlee

I located a photograph of my fourth-great-grandparents, William & Harriet Greenlee. William Greenlee 23 Feb 1816  Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA 11 Jan 1898  Madison County, Indiana, USA Harriet Sayre Greenlee 24 Jun 1822   Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, USA 13 Jan … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Front Porch Swing

Where I live, in the Dayton suburbs, I rarely see front porch swings. Once upon a time, you could walk through your neighborhood and nearly every home had folks sitting on the front porch.  It was a neat adventure calling … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Andrew Taylor Greenlee

While thrashing through some items I located this article printed in a Madison County Indiana newspaper in 1983 about, and by, my third great-grandfather, Andrew Taylor Greenlee. The genealogical line: Andrew Taylor Greenlee Anna Greenlee Jones Mary Belle Jones Clary … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: The Ice Fishing House

    On a cold, snowy day in January 1970, my maternal grandfather and I hopped into his blue and silver Buick Skylark for the two-hour drive north toward Syracuse and North Webster.  We were spending the day ice fishing … Continue reading

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Pokey… a fine dog!

“If no one responds to the ad in the paper, you can keep him.” I am sure I was not the only boy in the country to hear those words from his mother.  I heard those words in September 1970. … Continue reading

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Darren Paquin: An OUTLINE for living…

I am sitting in my study, as I do four days a week, writing.  Each afternoon through mid-evening I teach private lessons. But prior to teaching, I have three-scheduled hours of writing time, cheerfully followed by errands, and household chores. … Continue reading

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