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Thursday, May 28, 2009

PICTURE FOR SKYWATCH FRIDAY

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This picture was taken in 2006 at Lake Penage near Sudbury Ontario. I have been fortunate to be able to visit this area for almost 45 years.

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The Spaghetti Shop I have never done a post like this before but I do like to eat and save money. When I signed up I didn’t have to give a credit card number either. I have found those “free trials” usually want your credit card number and I won’t do that.

 

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

THE OLD SWIMMING HOLE IN THE HOCKING HILLS THIRTY MILES FROM LANCASTER,OHIO

Yesterday I took a quick trip to Old Mans’s Cave Campground and the State Park dining lodge pool. There were thunderstorms around so I didn’t expect many swimmers and I wanted to see what the campground looked like after the holiday weekend..I really like the hocking hills area and feel fortunate that Lancaster is in relatively close proximity.

JUDGE FOR YOURSELF BUT THIS IS WHERE I WILL BE DOING SOME CAMPING AND SWIMMING THIS SUMMER.

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The pool is open Memorial Day  thru Labor Day and the hours are 11:00 am till 7:00 pm weather permitting

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Daily individual passes are: Adults $3.50,Children $3.00 under 3yrs old free and 10% discount for Golden Buckeye card holders (that is me).. Seasonal passes are also available. This is what I was hoping to see::

Bikini Maybe next time (LOL)

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I stopped by the camp office (740) 385-6841 and had a chat with a very helpful Melissa. “ There are 172 campsites at the campground and over the holiday weekend they were mostly full. For the following weekend there were still 36 sites available . So it is best to make reservations ahead of time.”

100_1893  On Tuesday the day I drove thru the campground I think there were only about a dozen campers. That is my kind of camping.

100_1894 One of the volunteers camping in the park. A big thanks to all volunteers.

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The “old” shower rooms and restrooms…I thought everything looked “pristine” which is pretty good after a busy weekend.

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But I waited till I got home to make some of my famous CAMP COFFEE on the old Coleman stove..

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That’s all for today folks  Joe Todd

Monday, May 25, 2009

COMMON SENSE CLUB: UPDATE ON THE ONGOING SAGA OF BROS. AN GREE or the “MOONSHINE CHRONICLES”

IT HAS BEEN RESOLVED BY COMMON VOTE OF ACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE CLUB “TO SUPPORT BROS. AN GREE DURING HIS PERIOD OF REHABILITATION.”

BROS. AN GREE HAS HAD HIS DAY IN COURT:

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AS A FINDING OF FACT: BROS. AN GREE WAS MANUFACTURING “MOONSHINE” FOR HIS OWN USE. AFTER PROPER EVALUATION AT THE LOCAL ALCOHOL TREATMENT CENTER IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT BROS. AN GREE HAS A DRINKING PROBLEM AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO SPEND NINETY DAYS AT THE WORLD RENOUNED SHEPHERD HILL TREATMENT CENTER  In Newark,Ohio which specializes in the treatment of ALCOHOL-dependent individuals. ONCE TREATMENT IS COMPLETED BROS. AN GREE WILL THEN SPEND FORTY-FIVE DAYS IN JAIL.

     As a side note; as you may recall Bros.  An Gree recently from France  has been fired from his job as sales person and merchant for fine French wines and is now unemployed. (He was sampling too much of his own products)  SHEPHERD HILL WILL HAVE A BEAR ON THEIR HANDS:

BEAR1 PICTURE OF BROS. AN GREE AS HE LEFT THE COURT HOUSE..

OTHER NEWS: (NEW TURN OF EVENTS) Bros. Joe D. on a fact finding mission to our Nations Capital. AS REPORTED AT AN EARLIER MEETING OF THE COMMON SENSE CLUB. WELL, Bros. Joe D. having met a fine woman in  Historic Shepherdstown West Virginia and after a whirlwind romance is now married and taking up residence in said town.

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Just a little foggy there in Shepherdstown.. (FOG LIFTING FROM POTOMAC RIVER)

As a final piece of business Bros. Bill W. has accepted the position of SPOKESPERSON for the COMMON SENSE CLUB. Thanks Bill..

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THE FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE COMMON SENSE CLUB GOOD LUCK JOE D. (2ND FROM LEFT).

AS REPORTED BY SCRIBE JOE TODD  5/25/09

Friday, May 22, 2009

TRIBUTE TO THE OLD GARDEN SHED IN LANCASTER,OHIO

     First let me tell you it is HOT in Lancaster,OhioWEATHER AccuWeather says Hi of 88 degrees Real Feel 93 degrees. I won’t need a sauna today because I’ve already had one…

100_1857 I cleaned the shed out yesterday and today it comes down.. You have to have the right tool for the Job. A reciprocating saw is commonly assigned to a type of saw used in construction and demolition work.Pictured below is a SAWZALL

100_1871This is my sawzall that I bought last year to build my deck. What a great tool.

THE SHED COMES DOWN..

100_1863  I cut the shed into four sections so will be easier to haul away.

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SITE IS READY FOR NEW SHED

100_1870 As I have mentioned before we have Teddy Bears, Pictures of Teddy Bears everywhere. That particular wooden cutout of a Teddy Bear came from the local Shoney's restaurant before it went out of business.

THE NEW SHED

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Well I am cooled off now. I guess one can blog about most anything. I bet you can hardly wait to see the new shed being put together.. another day or the way I sometime procrastinate  could be weeks..  

JOE TODD

New Straitsville's Annual Moonshine Festival and MORE

     I have lived in Ohio my entire life and this was my first trip to New Straitsville (about one hour from my home town Lancaster Ohio) and the MOONSHINE FESTIVAL MAY 21-25TH

100_1814 In the 1930's. New Straitsville was known from New York to California and even places over seas as "The Wet Capitol of Ohio." Today there is no reason to be thirsty in New Straitsville

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100_1817 Sometimes when you visit a new place you learn a little history and get to see some unexpected scenery. Robinson’s Cave, Coal, Mine Fires, Founding of U.M.W.A. Union, and an old time Soda Fountain

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The cave is actually a sandstone outcropping common in the unglaciated region of Ohio. It is named after Seth Robinson the man who owned this property and operated a mine in the 1880’s. The cave was used as a secret meeting place for coal miners in the 1880’s. In 1884 Chris Evans originally from England led the regions miners in the historic hocking valley coal strike. During the strike it is believed that angry miners met at the cave before soaking loaded coal cars with kerosene setting them afire and pushing them into the mines

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The event actually turned into a tourist attraction..

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This action lit the worlds largest underground mine fire which burned thousands of acres..In 1889 Evans was elected executive secretary of the American Federation of Labor (A.F.of L.)

100_1842 NOT A DISGRUNTLED COAL MINER,BUT SHE IS THIRSTY..

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So we end the trip to New Straitsville with a stop at the “soda fountain” for some cool lemonade and a couple B.L.T’s.

This is the trail we didn’t take

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Sometimes one needs to stay off the “Road Less Traveled”

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

FIRST LANCASTER OHIO STRAWBERRY(FROM THE GARDEN)

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     We had frost Monday and Tuesday night and had to cover most plants in the garden ( what a pain ) Fortunately we didn’t loose any plants. The temperature in Lancaster, Ohio today is suppose to get up to 80 degrees. All I can say is “that is Ohio weather for you.” Project for next few days; clean garage, tear down and get rid of old metal storage shed, and put together new 8x10 shed. OOPS just got a phone call, Dick J. wants to go golfing . Probably Valley View Golf Club.  Valley View Golf Club is located in Fairfield County, Lancaster, OH, an area that is rich in history. The golf course was designed in 1956, using the natural terrain. It was built over the first road constructed in Ohio, and a monument still stands to mark the place today. zane trace

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I do know if I don’t get off the computer nothing is going to get done. Hope everyone has a great day.

As a side note the Wednesday meeting of the Common sense club has been canceled. Bros. An Gree will be in court today and most members of the club will be there to offer there support.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

FARMERS MARKET LANCASTER,OHIO AND MORE

          A cool cloudy Saturday morning in Lancaster, Ohio May 16th 2009 and it is off to the Lancaster Farmers Market plus side trips to some local “Flower Emporiums.” For the Farmers Market they have blocked off N. Broad Street where it intersects with Main St.

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     A little historical background; WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN was born at Lancaster, Ohio, on 8 February 1820

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If one is visiting Lancaster,Ohio make sure to stop by 137 E. Main St. and see the Sherman House Museum  the birthplace of General William Tecumseh Sherman.

A FEW PICTURES OF THE FARMERS MARKET:::::::::

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100_1802 The Great Harvest Bread Co. was passing out slices of bread as samples for people to try. The taste was great….Now if you are looking for a fine dining experience then check out:

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SHAW'S RESTAURANT AND INN

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ONLY GOING TO TALK ABOUT ONE GREENHOUSE TODAY. MY FAVORITE::::

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I had been looking for a BOSTON FERN Nephrolepis exaltata Bostoniensis and the one at  Schmelzer’s saved me $8.00 over a local competitor and was of better quality. Made me happy…

Now it’s time to hang out on the deck and enjoy quality time in my back yard.

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