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My Dad

My Dad passed away in June 1955. He died about a month before Patty and I were married on July 12, 1955 so it is always easy to remember how long he has been gone. 29 more words

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Medicine Shows

Medicine Shows
The first Methodist Church built in Gordon, Ohio where I was born is now the town hall. In those days, Gordon had dirt streets and packs of prowling wolves. 495 more words

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Backyard Makeover

This is typical of Boxwood we had taken out Friday. It is thick and had to be removed now before the new mulch went down. We hired a man who works for a local nursery to do all of the work for us and it will be a big payday for him when he is finished. 130 more words

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Coopers Hawk

I really do like hawks and I have thousands of photos of Cooper Hawks that were taken here where I live in Brookville, Ohio. The hawks came here daily because I had a bird feeder hanging under the white oak tree and that attracted a lot of birds. 195 more words

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Bear Boy

Hello Bearboy,

I am an old man. My love of this land is as old as I am. I came with nothing and lived with nothing from birth in 1934 through World War II and beyond. 492 more words

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Gooney Birds On Midway

You know, I spent some time on two islands in the Pacific. One was Wake, Island and the other was Midway, Island. I ate lunch at both places, sat around and watched the Gooney birds defecating on the runw… 197 more words

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Affects of the War

This is certainly not ‘new’ technology, but it seemed new and important at the time: World War II brought about shortages of everything and rationing. Few people today would believe that most families grew ‘Victory Gardens.’ Somehow by growing our own food, we helped the war effort. 612 more words

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