Tag Archives: Family

Tolerating the inconveniences

Published: July 13, 2004 The 24th Donald F. Whitacre Reunion was held by the Mohican River last weekend. Many of us camped for the weekend, while noncampers came for the main gathering on Saturday afternoon. Conditions at the campground made … Continue reading

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It’s only ten years old

Published Feb. 8, 2013 Last year my nephew Andy and I were studying my “Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer” to find a route from a campground northeast of Columbus to a restaurant a few miles south, and he noticed the book … Continue reading

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Wrong way to the Volunteer State

Published Oct. 3, 2014 I remember seeing the sign for Interstate 69, but it didn’t register because I was looking for the name “Western Kentucky Parkway.” In blissful ignorance I drove, listening to Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s “The End of Dieting,” … Continue reading

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The Great Rubber Band Battle

Published May 24, 2010 I’m still finding spent ammunition scattered about my library; remnants of the great Rubber Band Battle of April 30, when niece Kim and her children visited during my convalescence. The kids — two boys and a … Continue reading

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The value of community

Published March 21, 2014 Roseto, Pa., in 1961 caught the attention of Dr. Stewart Wolf, a professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, after he bought a summer home nearby in the Poconos. A local doctor told Wolf … Continue reading

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Daffodils, death and departure

Published April 12, 2013 Yellow daffodils were in full bloom when I stopped at my parents’ house on Wednesday. Those cheery flowers of spring gave a false impression that all was well inside, that my mother was in there sitting … Continue reading

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