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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Remembering the Old One Room School House This Holiday Season

HOLIDAYS NEAR LANCASTER,OHIO

For me, the holidays are a time for remembering days gone by; good times,places and family. Today’s post goes back to a time of the one room school house. I wonder how many years have passed since the school room rang with the laughter of children getting ready for their holidays?

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I was on my way “somewhere else” when I saw this lonely building in the woods. I’m glad I stopped and took a few photos. Having the photos I needed a poem and I found this wonderful poem.. Aren’t the Holidays all about LOVE anyway?

Thanks for stopping by and I hope each and every one of you have a great holiday season.

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John Greenleaf Whittier (December 17, 1807 – September 7, 1892) was an influential American Quaker poet and he is usually listed as one of the Fireside Poets.

“O Brother Man, fold to thy heart thy brother:
Where pity dwells, the peace of God is there;
To worship rightly is to love each other,
Each smile a hymn, each kindly word a prayer.”

CLICK to see if there is a one room schoolhouse close to you

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Motts Military Museum & America’s Military Heritage

LANCASTER,OHIO,MOTTS MILITARY MUSEUM,THAT’S MY WORLD POST

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I’ve travelled Rt. 33 from Lancaster,Ohio to Columbus,Ohio hundreds of times and I have often seen the sign for Motts Military Museum. For years I’ve said someday I’ll stop in. Well little did I know what I had been missing. If you are ever anywhere close to Columbus,Ohio and have any interest in our military heritage Motts is a must see.

framedsign We are just outside the front door so let’s head on inside. First, I would like to offer a special thanks to Mr. Warren Motts for taking his time to speak with me and allowing me to take photos inside the museum.

framedindians  The Colonial Era. See previous post on Fort Meigs.. Motts has a fine display of flint arrowheads and implements used during the colonial era.

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Mr. Warren Motts is the director and founder of Motts Military Museum 1988 to present, in Groveport, Ohio and was a Professional photographer for 40 years .He is on the advisory board for THE CENTER FOR CIVIL WAR PHOTOGRAPY ( CHECK OUT THIS LINK )

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If you want to take a hike at the Gettysburg Battlefield (Big Round Top) CLICK . Mr. Motts has an Honorary Lifetime Membership in the Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides Gettysburg, Pa.

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Moving on to World War 1 & World War 11

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On November 1, 2007 Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets Jr., the commander and pilot of the Enola Gay, the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in the final days of World War II, died  at his home in Columbus, Ohio. He was 92. Paul Tibbets and the Enola Gay LINK . An interview of Paul Tibbets can be seen in the 1982 movie Atomic Cafe. He was also interviewed in the 1970s British documentary series The World at War.

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Time to venture outside:

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Vietnam Era Gunship

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A new wing is being added to the museum and is about two thirds done. The museum does not receive  outside funding for it’s operation. Funding is dependent on members dues and supporters donations. Take a second to go to The Motts Military Museum website to learn more.

Well, I certainly wasn’t able to show you everything not even a small percentage of all the great exhibits. See if you can answer these questions from the photos below;

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1. Portrait of ???

2. Diorama of what battle ???

3.  Replica of Who’s house and why is it at the museum?

4. Is there a Higgins Boat at the museum?

And one last question: Did  Internationally known actor, businessman and Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger have his M47 Tank on display at the Motts Military Museum? CLICK for the answer to that one.

  framedelvisjoetodd Joe Todd and Elvis say, “Thanks for stopping by and make sure to visit/support Motts Military Museum.”

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Looking at the sky from Dawes Arboretum

SKYWATCH FRIDAY,ONE TANK TRIP FROM LANCASTER,OHIO,DAWES ARBORETUM,NATIONAL ROAD

Well,we have had some of the best autumn weather I can remember here in Ohio. Soon enough it’s all going to be either grey or gray. For today’s SKYWATCH FRIDAY a trip back to Dawes Arboretum.

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Welcome to The Dawes Arboretum

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The Arboretum now covers nearly 1,800 acres and includes eight miles of hiking trails and a four-mile Auto Tour.

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But soon we will have:

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I’m not ready for the snow are you?? I think I’ll have another picnic.

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Starting to feel a little gnarly so I’ll say goodbye for today

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Project1 and appreciate you stopping by. Make sure to explore skies from around the world at SKYWATCH FRIDAY

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DAWES ARBORETUM just north of interstate 70 and the national road R.T. 40 on Jacksontown road.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

If You Were Sitting On The Park Bench What Would You Be THINKING????

DAWES ARBORETUM JUST NORTH OF THE NATIONAL ROAD IN LICKING COUNTY, OHIO

BE BRAVE GO AHEAD AND ANSWER THE QUESTION

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JUST TO GET THINGS STARTED:::

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Project1 THIS WAS CARVED IN A NEARBY TREE……. I KNOW ONE PERSON WAS THINKING ABOUT TAKING A NAP. LOL

FRAMED NAP That’s all the help you are going to get from me.. As always I appreciate you stopping by.

A SCENIC SUNDAY & THAT’S MY WORLD POST

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Monday, November 01, 2010

#2 National Road::Clifton Mill & Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve

THAT’S MY WORLD,WATERY WEDNESDAY,NATIONAL ROAD,CLIFTON MILL,CLIFTON GORGE,VIRTUAL HIKE

The National Road, in many places known as Route 40, was built between 1811 and 1834 to reach the western settlements. So let’s go Honkin’ Down the Highway with the Beach Boys as we visit Clifton Mill and Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve.

Taking the National Road RD. 40 West out of Columbus,Ohio to Springfield then Rt. #72 (Simon Kenton Trace) South to Clifton,Ohio.


First stop is Clifton Mill because I’m hungry. (imagine that)

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Now for layered corned beef or pastrami, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Russian or Thousand Island dressing, grilled between slices of rye bread with chips and pickle. The Reuben Special about $12.00 including tip.

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Flour Sacks everywhere

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Upcoming events at the Mill; Their famous Christmas Lights display.. The young men in the next photo are putting lights on the cliff opposite the Mill.

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Moving on down the road to: ( My first visit here but it won’t be my last )

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This is the land of Simon Kenton,Chief Logan,George Rogers Clark,Simon Girty and Tecumseh to name a few.  Sit back and enjoy your armchair photo hike.

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Can you see the three sections of rock?

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CLICK to learn about Rosalie and Wiley the Hermit. Is the Stagecoach trail really HAUNTED?

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Heading back.

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I’m back at the Mill now. It’s time to get some “coffee to go” and head back to Lancaster. Appreciate you stopping by.

ODNR  A THAT’S MY WORLD & WATERY WEDNESDAY POST

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Luann