Monday, September 16, 2019
  • The view beyond the windowpane is green grass, dotted with two-and one-story houses.
  • I would like to address a concern I have that arose during this past Friday night’s football game at Columbus Grove where the Columbus Grove Bulldogs faced the Leipsic Vikings.
  • Songs are sung, poems are spun, and books are written about cloud formations — not the physical characteristics of clouds as they pertain to weather.
  • September 5, 1919: On last Saturday night, Fred Hoke or Hoag, a soldier who returned from France, met with a painful accident while in Ottawa.
  • August 29, 1919: The Pioneer picnic on last Tuesday was attended by more then two thousand people. The committee on arrangements had provided a good program that was enjoyed by all.
  • A woman behind me in a checkout line was talking to her child; a daughter with the same name as my own.
  • “I’m buying this for my husband/ wife/aunt/uncle/giant millipede,” say a few farmers market customers on any given weekend; strong statements accompanied by pats to stomach and hips. “I don’t eat bread.”
  • August 22, 1919: What was looked upon as impracticable several years ago and highly hazardous prior to the war, has now become a reality. Flights in aeroplanes can be taken at a price of one dollar a minute.
  • Neighboring Utendorfs tend an oasis of cultivated vegetables, brambles, herbs and fruit trees.
  • August 15, 1919: Last week, Mr. E. S. Perry, living northeast of Leipsic, this county, met with an accident which caused his death.
  • Elvis is not dead. The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll is preserved in photographs registered with the Library of Congress.
  • August 8, 1919: The drought of several weeks was broken on last Monday evening by a severe rain, wind and electrical storm which seemed general throughout the county and damaged property to the extent of several thousands of dollars.
  • During a delivery of fresh water to the pasture, I found a wet, crumpled dollar bill covered in what we will call mud. My child quipped, “And that is why we don’t put these things in our mouths.
  • August 4, 1944: Private First Class Wilfred A. Wehri, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wehri of near North Creek, was killed in action on July 12th, in France, according to a telegram received by the parents from the War Department Monday morning.
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