Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Lancaster Festival 2010 Kenny Rogers Headlines the Festival


Lancaster Festival entertainment to be little bit country, little bit rock 'n' roll

kennyrogers Kenny Rogers headlines the festival and will perform at 8:15 p.m. July 31 on the Wendel Concert Stageat Ohio University-Lancaster, 1570 Granville Pike.

For those wanting a mixture of classic rock and classical music, the Classical Mystery Tour will perform Beatles hits with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. That show will be at 8:15 July 24 at OU-L. READ MORE..


Linda and I are getting ready for a Road Trip


We are heading to the land of the Loons




Last years “Loon” trip:

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to have a lot of photos when we get back

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

“Making Sandcastles” at the Beach for Watery Wednesday

 Beaches from Ft. Myers to Punta Cana. Story from the net Author Unknown for Watery Wednesday








youngjoetodd Joe Todd saying, “Thanks for stopping by and if you want to see some great “Watery Photos” click on the logo below.” As a child my favorite thing was making sandcastles and then watching the tide come in and wash them away. About the time the above photo was taken my Grandmother took me to Florida for a week at the beach and I got to make my first sandcastle.


Rose Is Rose

Monday, July 19, 2010

“Keepers” In Memory of Paul Sewall for That’s My World

We had some storms yesterday evening in Lancaster,Ohio,lightning,thunder,and clouds. The back ground for the story Keepers is a photo of the clouds over my backyard. I wish I could claim the lightning but I can’t


     I did grow up in the 50’s but I don’t think my mom washed the aluminum foil. Both of my Grandmothers did. My one Grandma would unwrap her Christmas presents very carefully so all the wrapping paper could be reused. (took forever to a young boy).

     Another Keeper was “Prison Paul”. LANCASTER: Paul James Sewall, 68, of Lancaster, passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at The Pickering House after a courageous battle with cancer. Paul volunteered at Fairfield Medical Center and Southeastern Correctional Institute Hence the nickname Prison Paul. Following Paul's wishes, his body has been donated to The Ohio State University to further medical studies.Paul was grateful for the life he had been given and grateful for learning that acceptance is the pathway to peace. When I was at Paul’s memorial service I talked with a young man Adam. He had been incarcerated at the S.E. Correctional Institute and had been out of prison for about a year. Adam is now enrolled at Ohio State University and has a 4.0 grade point average. Adam stated, “ If it weren't for Paul and the “meetings” he brought into the prison I would either be back in prison or dead. Paul’s memorial service ended with the Serenity Prayer: by the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr.

God, grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
mypictr_165x165 Goodbye Paul  a real “KEEPER” I will miss you. That’s My World in Lancaster,Ohio. Explore your world by clicking on the logo. my world Tuesday


”For every ailment under the sun
There is a remedy, or there is none;
If there be one, try to find it;
If there be none, never mind it.”

Thursday, July 15, 2010


 To view skies from around the world visit SKYWATCH FRIDAY

Rose Is Rose

A few skies over the cemetery in Logan,Ohio. Now that’s a little different.




Before we get to the final photo let me share this Email with you. I have no idea who is in the photo or who put it together but I like it.



Senior moments and cemeteries, aren’t you glad you stopped by. LOL.. Have a great weekend and

Motley Classics


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Flamingos in Punta Cana for Watery Wednesday.

 Frank & Ernest

A Watery Wednesday post. Explore our watery world by clicking on the logo.



Something a little different. a short watery story you can read online if inclined. (What a Poet)

The Riverman by Stewart Edward White


“I first met him one Fourth of July afternoon in the middle eighties. The sawdust streets and high board sidewalks of the lumber town were filled to the brim with people. The permanent population, dressed in the stiffness of its Sunday best, escorted gingham wives or sweethearts; a dozen outsiders like myself tried not to be too conspicuous in a city smartness; but the great multitude was composed of the men of the woods. I sat, chair-tilted by the hotel, watching them pass. Their heavy woollen shirts crossed by the broad suspenders, the red of their sashes or leather shine of their belts, their short kersey trousers "stagged" off to leave a gap between the knee and the heavily spiked "cork boots"--all these were distinctive enough of their class, but most interesting to me were the eyes that peered from beneath their little round hats tilted rakishly askew. They were all subtly alike, those eyes. Some were black, some were brown, or gray, or blue, but all were steady and unabashed, all looked straight at you with a strange humorous blending of aggression and respect for your own business, and all without exception wrinkled at the corners with a suggestion of dry humor. In my half-conscious scrutiny I probably stared harder than I knew, for all at once a laughing pair of the blue eyes suddenly met mine full, and an ironical voice drawled,"Say, bub, you look as interested as a man killing snakes. Am I your long-lost friend?"

To read the rest of the story click on the logo and learn a little about a birling match.

classicreader At any rate I enjoyed the story and I think this is a neat link. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.


Monday, July 12, 2010

THAT’S MY WORLD IN LANCASTER,OHIO::General Sherman & Tecumseh

General Sherman and Tecumseh in and near Lancaster,Ohio. ( Great Leader/Warriors from Ohio)

Take the time to explore the world at That’s My World Tuesday First a story (from the internet) just for fun.


Well, you may wonder what the above story has to do with My World Tuesday. To tell you the truth I did a little wondering/wandering myself, but this is what I came up with. The photo above is of the Shawnee Indian the Prophet whose brother was the great Shawnee Chief Tecumseh. Another great Tecumseh was General William Tecumseh Sherman whose home town is Lancaster,Ohio.


“The Sherman House Museum in Lancaster, Ohio is the birthplace of General William Tecumseh Sherman, his younger brother U.S. Senator John Sherman and home of the remarkable Sherman family. The Sherman House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.General Sherman was born February 8, 1920 and named William Tecumseh after the great Indian chief of the Shawnee but acquired the nickname Cump from his siblings. He was the sixth child born of what would eventually become eleven siblings, to Judge Charles and Mary Hoyt Sherman.” READ MORE If in Lancaster,Ohio make sure to visit the Sherman House Museum………… Well, on the Fourth Of July General Sherman portrayed by the civil war re-enactor/speaker Frank Bullock Bivouacked at Rising Park.


The tall handsome fellow (middle left photo) is General Sherman/Frank Bullock. He is holding a traditional Sherman cigar. During an important battle General Sherman would often smoke twenty or more cigars Ooops that might have been General U.S. Grant (from Point Pleasant,Ohio)…………………………………………………………………………….


About one hour from Lancaster near Chillicothe,Ohio you have Tecumseh! The Ultimate Outdoor Drama Experience. Click on this link for all the info and great slide show/photos by Mr. Joe E. Murray. (Visit his photo gallery) “Witness the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles to defend his sacred homelands in the Ohio country during the late 1700’s. “Tecumseh!” has been labeled as one of the most mesmerizing dramas in the nation.” READ MORE. Linda and I usually take in the show every couple of years it is that good.



Joe Todd reporting from the Sherman House saying. “Thanks for stopping by.” and make sure to visit: