Showing posts with label LANCASTER. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LANCASTER. Show all posts

Monday, August 28, 2017

Joe Todd’s Backyard Cafeteria

After feasting on apples all morning I’ll rest for awhile.

buck Photo taken 8/28/2017 about noon… The deer has been in the backyard for a couple hours now.


Hiding out behind what is left of the tomato patch.


Two hunters were dragging their dead deer back to their car. Another hunter approached pulling his along too.
"Hey, I don't want to tell you how to do something ... but I can tell you that it's much easier if you drag the deer in the other direction. Then the antlers won't dig into the ground."
After the third hunter left, the two decided to try it.
A little while later one hunter said to the other, "You know, that guy was right. This is a lot easier!"
"Yeah, but we're getting farther from the truck," the other added.



apples2017 Come on in. There is enough for everyone.



Hope everyone has a great day and please remember:


camping Hope everyone has a great day. Linda and I are getting ready for an “Out West” trip… Should be good for a few blog posts. LOL

Monday, January 02, 2017

Arney Run Park & The Mink Hollow Covered Bridge. #Ohio

MQTlogoa Some Quality Time Links:

Arney Run Park .. Topo map of Arney Run .. Mink Hollow Covered Bridge ..  Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve ……………………………………….

Near Lancaster, Ohio in Fairfield County…..

DSC_0028 “Located in Hocking Township, Arney Run Park is a quaint yet scenic retreat that features the Mink Hollow Covered Bridge. This historic bridge rests on its original sandstone abutments over Arney Run, a tributary of Clear Creek. The Mink Hollow Covered Bridge has the distinction of having the longest name of any covered bridge in the United States: The Mink Hollow Covered Bridge in Oil Mill Hollow Over Arney Run Near Borcher’s Mill. Picnicking is available on the east side of the covered bridge.”



DSC_0033 Paved parking lot.. For the Park, Bridge, & Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve. (sure is a good looking truck)


Looks like a bucolic place for a picnic when the weather warms up.





“The old and weary covered bridge
That spans the swollen stream
Is what I picture in my mind
At the start of my favorite dream.”


“You can tell the bridge was stately
When it was young and new
But the years have been unkind to it
As its' age just grew and grew
The stories that this bridge could tell
Are numerous and happy and sad
Each could fill a book or two
With the experiences it has had.”

DSC_0036 “The stream at times has a gentle flow
At times it's swift and fast
Always being an integral part
Of the covered bridge and its' past
The area's nestled in a grove of trees
A place for picnics and fun
A place for Mom and Dad to rest
And a place for children to run”

DSC_0035 “The bridges' ultimate time of the year
Is the fall, when summer's done
When God gets out his paint brush
And pastels in the warmth of the sun
Each time I close my eyes to sleep
I hope for my favorite dream
The dream where I see the covered bridge
That spans that swollen stream.”

The Old Covered Bridge by Mr. Doug


Next up:: A hike at Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve. The Jacob’s Ladder Loop Trail.

DSC_0042 It’s always fun to find a “new” place close to where you live. This SNP used to be by permit only but not any longer. This is a great place to hike.

jtf1 Joe Todd says, ‘’ have a great day.”

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Great Locomotive Chase & The Marietta Museum Of History



 “PARROTT, JACOB:: Rank and organization: Private, Company K, 33d Ohio Infantry. Place and date: Georgia, April 1862. Entered service at: Hardin County, Ohio. Birth: 17 July 1843, Fairfield County, Ohio. Date of issue: 25 March 1863. Citation: One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell) penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and tracks between Chattanooga and Atlanta.” ( The first Congressional Medal of Honor )






Map picture

DSC_0004DSC_0006 Marietta Museum of History and The Great Locomotive Chase of the Civil War.

I really do appreciate Linda “putting up with” my “museum stops” (Marietta Georgia)


“The landlady and owner of the Kennesaw House was Cole’s mother-in-law. Very interesting, the Kennesaw House is the only building on the square not burned by Sherman. Since I live in Lancaster, Ohio Fairfield County the home of General Sherman, I find this very interesting. Also, by stopping in Marietta Georgia I discovered the the very first Congressional Medal of Honor was given to Jacob Parrott from Fairfield County Ohio. (It is a small world)




DSC_0052DSC_0066 The docent Linda and I spoke to at  The Marietta Museum of History was very knowledgeable and has lived in Georgia for over thirty years. He is originally from Zanesville,Ohio. (just down the road from Lancaster, Ohio)

General Sherman and I say,”Thanks for stopping by. We hope you enjoyed the post. Linda and I were on our way to Florida for a week and we stopped in Marietta, Georgia as a “mid way point.” Marietta, Georgia  was a wonderful stop with many interesting things to see and do even with a limited amount of time. I found the town square in Marietta,Georgia and the town square in Lancaster,Ohio to be very similar in nature with fountains,statues,and gazebos. The two cities seem to share a lot of history also.


Monday, January 19, 2015

Nostalgia & Nostalgia

Recently Updated21 Nos·tal·gia   noun

A sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.

  1. "I was overcome with acute nostalgia for my days in college"

  2. "a nostalgia for traditional values"

    • something done or presented in order to evoke feelings of nostalgia.

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“The times you lived through, the people you shared those times with — nothing brings it all to life like an old mix tape. It does a better job of storing up memories than actual brain tissue can do. Every mix tape tells a story. Put them together, and they can add up to the story of a life.” ― Rob Sheffield


“There are a few moments in your life when you are truly and completely happy, and you remember to give thanks. Even as it happens you are nostalgic for the moment, you are tucking it away in your scrapbook.” ― David Benioff

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“I felt a pang -- a strange and inexplicable pang that I had never felt before.
It was homesickness.
Now, even more than I had earlier when I'd first glimpsed it, I longed to be transported into that quiet little landscape, to walk up the path, to take a key from my pocket and open the cottage door, to sit down by the fireplace, to wrap my arms around myself, and to stay there forever and ever.” ― Alan Bradley,


Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days. Doug Larson

joetodd1020joetodd2021 Joe Todd says,”Have a great day.”

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