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Monday, December 27, 2010

Motivational Post

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination.
Tommy Lasorda

Rose Is Rose

Tough times never last, but tough people do.
Dr. Robert Schuller

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Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson

Arlo & Janis

It's not the size of the blog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the blog.
Mark Twain(Maybe Not)

Arlo & Janis

Do not wait for your ship to come in - swim out to it. Unless it’s snowing

JOETODDSAYS210 Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day and I hope you have a little more energy than I do. LOL

Sunday, December 19, 2010

In Search Of Frosty The Snowman At Clear Creek Metro Park

I’LL BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT FROSTY THE SNOWMAN LIVES JUST OUTSIDE OF LANCASTER,OHIO AT CLEAR CREEK METRO PARK. THAT’S MY WORLD TUESDAY POST

THE SNOWMEN AND SNOW BEARS VISIT THE METROPARK IN SEARCH OF FROSTY. (A LITTLE CONGESTION TO START THE TRIP)

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WE ARE HEADING TO CLEAR CREEK METRO PARK

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Frosty the Snowman Was a jolly happy soul With a corncob pipe and a button nose And two eyes made out of coal

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Frosty the Snowman Is a fairytale they say He was made of snow But the children know How he came to life one day

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There must have been some magic In that old silk hat they found For when they placed it on his head He began to dance around

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Frosty the Snowman Was alive as he could be And the children say He could laugh and play Just the same as you and me

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Frosty the Snowman Knew the sun was hot that day So he said let's run And we'll have some fun Now before I melt away

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Down to the village With a broomstick in his hand Running here and there all around the square Saying catch me if you can

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He led them down the streets of town Right to the traffic cop And he only paused a moment when He heard him holler stop

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Frosty the Snowman Had to hurry on his way But he waved goodbye Saying don't you cry I'll be back again some day

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Thumpety thump thump Thumpety thump thump Look at Frosty go

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Thumpety thump thumpThumpety thump thump Over the hills of snow….

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JOE TODD,LINDA,THE SNOWMEN,AND ALL THE TEDDY BEARS SAY, “MERRY CHRISTMAS”

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A SPECIAL MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL THE RANGERS AND METRO PARK EMPLOYEES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION.

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WINTER VIDEO CLEAR CREEK:: http://youtu.be/UfSA4uTMFik

Rose Is Rose

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Haunting Skies at the “Ridges” in Athens,Ohio

HAUNTED SKIES,LANCASTER OHIO,THE RIDGES,KENNEDY MUSEUM,ATHENS COUNTY,SPOOKY……………………………………….

I spent a day at the Ridges in Athens,Ohio. First, I toured the Kennedy Museum (CLICK) then on to the haunted and boarded up old TB hospital. Lastly, a leisurely stroll thru the cemetery. I felt “spooked” for a week after that walk. Enough from me here are my skies for SkyWatch Friday.

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Next, the old TB Hospital:: (CLICK) AND SEE WHY IT IS HAUNTED

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OK one photo from the  KENNEDY MUSEUM:: (CLICK) for more info.

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Very late the same day I was at the Millfield Mine Disaster site (CLICK) hence the following photo

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Thanks for stopping by and make sure to check out SkyWatch Friday

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beamup2 See what a trip to a haunted Psychiatric Hospital Cemetery will do to you LOL…

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Millfield Coal Mine Disaster

NEAR LANCASTER,OHIO IN SOUTH EAST OHIO YOU HAVE THE MILLFIELD COAL MINE DISASTER. IF YOU ARE EVER EXPLORING THE HOCKING HILLS OR THE BACK ROADS OF ATHENS COUNTY CHECK IT OUT.

On November 5, 1930 unseasonably cold weather and heavy snowfall blanketed the ground in Athens County, Ohio. 191 miners working at the Sunday Creek Coal Mine # 6. were ill prepared for what followed.

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An electrical problem caused a short circuit and ignited methane gas that had accumulated in the mine shaft. Sigmund Kozma who was the last survivor of the mine disaster died on January 3, 2009. Mr. Kozma says,”everything was chaos after the explosion.” Take the time to watch the interview with Mr. Kozma at the end of this post.

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A towering smokestack at the Millfield Mine Site in the backwoods of Athens County

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"Maximum death awards from Ohio's workman's compensation was $6,500 which was also given to injured survivors. The state of Ohio fund also paid for the funeral costs and burials of the men."  ( Athens Messenger) READ MORE

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For some history of the coal mine industry in early Ohio CLICK

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For centuries,miners took canary birds down into the mines to warn them of potential disaster.Canaries are very sensitive to carbon monoxide. Usually the canaries would chirp and sing all day. When the canaries were no longer singing (dead) the miners knew the gas levels were to high and to get out of the mine. CLICK to see some old photos of Sunday Creek Coal Mine # 6 and the Canary warning system

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If this at all interests you check out this YouTube video (Interview with Mr.Kozma) He was there when it happened and survived.

 

mypictr_Facebook Thanks for stopping by. Next time (maybe) we will take a look at::

WARNING  DID THAT GET YOUR ATTENTION? I HOPE SO.

“THAT’S MY WORLD” (CLICK)

IS A GREAT PLACE TO EXPLORE OUR WORLD

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Amazing Grace Christmas Light House

Just trying to get into the Christmas Spirit here in Lancaster,Ohio. Today Main Street Lancaster will be having their Winter Carnival. I’ll probably head Down Town with camera in hand LOL

I really like The Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Here is just one of their presentations.

Spend some time with The Trans-Siberian Orchestra at YouTube. CLICK to go to one more really neat video at YouTube

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Friday, December 10, 2010

SKIES OVER THE ASYLUM

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“The Athens Lunatic Asylum was a mental hospital operational in Athens, Ohio from 1874 until 1993. During its operation, the hospital provided services to a variety of patients including Civil War veterans, children, and violent criminals suffering from various mental disabilities. It is best known as a site of hundreds of the infamous lobotomy procedure, as well as various supposed paranormal sightings. After the hospital's original structure closed, the state of Ohio acquired the property and renamed the complex and its surrounding grounds "The Ridges". “Thanks Wikipedia

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The kennedy Museum of Art at Ohio University is located at the “Ridges” Today, we are going to take a look at::

“Asylum”: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals
Photography exhibition by Chris Payne ( These are my photos of his photos) August 27, 2010 – December 30, 2010  and yes this is Haunting

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mypictr_Facebook Thanks for stopping by. This is my first post since the computer crashed so I’m not sure how it is going to publish. At any rate my visit to the “Ridges” was certainly haunting and I will be doing a future post about that and the old haunted TB Hospital & Cemetery.