Category Archives: Wright Brothers

MY DAY: Midway through Spring Break

I am so grateful for the kind hearts who check on me and for Nicole Melin’s delicious homemade soup deliveries. Seriously, the woman needs to have a bistro in The Oregon District! I keep getting questions, “How are you holding … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Monday is a done deal

It was a good day and at 8:50 PM I am feeling the burn of tiredness. The morning was a sluggish start Noon – on the bus to downtown Dayton where I ate lunch at Taqueria on East 3rd Street … Continue reading

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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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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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MY DAY: A beautiful Sunday

The last Sunday for June 2018 is a wrap, and it turned out to be a beautiful Sunday. I did precious little in the morning except enjoy reading on the deck with the dogs surrounding me.  Since my backyard neighbors … 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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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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"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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A wonderful adventure…

What an incredible evening! Dinner at UNO’s with Quintin was loaded with good humor, and great food.  I love eating at UNO’s prior to a show at The Victoria Theatre, or The Schuster Center, because there is that familiar electricity … Continue reading

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The Wright Connection: A musical journey

Although I am a passionate historian, I must admit that I was rather lazy in my study of Dayton history. Normally, I am on top of my historical surroundings, and learn as much as possible. However, when I moved to … Continue reading

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CLASH OF THE TITANS (2010)

Jose and I just returned from seeing CLASH OF THE TITANS (2010). A very good movie, indeed. I can remember seeing the original in 1981 when I was a sophomore in high school. I recall very little of that movie, … Continue reading

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Burns, Allen, Holmes, DeMille, Kellogg, Hilton & O'Neill @ The Haasienda

There is some tennis event on NBC. The skies above the Miami Valley have resembled a tennis match all morning… for a few minutes the sun shines, and shortly, the dark clouds hover… back and forth. The storms for the … 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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Rainy days and Mondays…

Karen Carpenter said it best with… Since the early morning it has been a steady shower here in Kettering. The skies seem forbidden of allowing the faintest glimmer of sunshine through. Jose did a great job on cutting the lawn … Continue reading

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Videos on Wright Brothers…

Several neat videos from THE HISTORY CHANNEL: Wright Brothers First Flight Wright Brothers First Flight – Part 2 Orville Wright – 1909 Test Flight at Fort Myer

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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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Starting a new week…

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and … Continue reading

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…Vote For The WRIGHT BROTHERS…

Vote for the Wright Brothers to represent the State of Ohio at the United States Capitol! From March 20 through June 12, 2010, Ohioans can cast their vote on who should be honored in Statuary Hall in the Capitol building … Continue reading

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Wright Brothers’ great-grandniece at White House for bill signing

By Jessica Wehrman | Monday, March 30, 2009, 04:20 PM Amanda Wright Lane spent two years arguing that the national park devoted to her great-grand uncles Wilbur and Orville needed two more sites to fully tell their story. On Monday, … Continue reading

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Catching my breath…

I feel as though I am finally catching my breath for the first time in a month. Where do I begin? Well, I am vocal director for Beavercreek High School’s production, The Pajama Game. The director and I are up … Continue reading

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…Now, Sunday…

Another busy week behind us… Beginning last Monday I was not feeling well, and my temperature hovered around 100-101 degrees. My sister-in-law, Stacia, had been taken ill with strep last weekend, and then my brother, Destin, got it this week. … Continue reading

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Counting blessings…

Jose’s youth group had an interesting discussion on how “doubt” is often crucial to faith. The youth were asked that upon waking this morning, count your blessings, and to walk through the next few days in a state of gratitude. My friend, Jeff … Continue reading

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…Weekend of Winter Guard…

The long, long weekend is over… If parents work shifts at the Winter Guard International (WGI) or percussion contests, money will be applied towards your child’s marching band account. So, I volunteered for Saturday. Kathy Symes, the parent coordinator, and … Continue reading

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One hundred three… and a half!

Tuesday morning, I hurried my morning routine along so I could be out the door by 8:45am to vote. As I was getting into the car, I twisted my back – somehow – and was in great pain. Muscle spasms … Continue reading

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A Friday night…

At 12:05am the five buses carrying the marching band passed in front of the house. I was standing on the front steps smoking my pipe and letting Flyer explore the symphony of smells in the front yard when they passed. … Continue reading

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