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Vermilion Ohio, A Good Place to Live

The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.-Oliver Wendell Holmes........The soul is healed by being with children.-Fedor Dostoyevski.........Extremes to the right and to the left of any political dispute are always wrong.-Dwight D. Eisenhower.........Today Irving Anderson and His Commanders say Let's Misbehave...rnt............

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Along the River & At the Museum

SHOPTALK: On the top of my home desk this week is an old pic of a camp along the Vermilion River. I might say that it’s an early pic of the Olympic Club c.1906 – but I really don’t know that. It could have been any party camping along the river. Too bad my grandfather didn’t specify.

Nonetheless, it’s a nice photograph.

On the shoptop this week is a copy of the flyer we’re using to promote a wine tasting benefit for the museum. It’s really an attractive advertisement. Margaret Wakefield Worcester designed it. In truth she holds the copyright.

There was a major/minor error in those mailed to folks. The mailing address at the bottom that flyer was wrong. It should read 727 Grand Street not 726. Ergo, if you’re mailing funds for a ticket mail it to 727 Grand.

Hopefully, we can generate additional funds that will be used to help improve our existing heating system and windows. We don’t want to replace anything. The intent is to make the existing heating system (a new low-pressure steam boiler) and windows more energy efficient. Both the windows and the radiators are original to the building (c.1904-06) and need some work.

NEW VIDEO: During the next few weeks I’ll be putting together a video to showcase the whole museum – especially the apartment part of the museum. The will be (mostly) for persons unable to climb stairs but are interested in stepping back into history.

While I’ve done several videos throughout the place but they’re dated. Looking at some of the old movies just the other day I’m amazed at how much things have changed in a relatively short period of time.

Working with things nearly everyday I get used to the environment and don’t realize how much things have changed.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8TH REITERATED: Between 7 and 9 p.m. the museum is sponsoring a wine tasting benefit to help support the museum. It will feature wines from around the world.

You can purchase tickets in advance for $25 by sending your check to:

VERMILION NEWS PRINT SHOP MUSEUM
727 Grand Street
Vermilion, Ohio 44089

Tickets will also be available at the door.

For additional information you can call Margaret Wakefield Worcester @ 440.967.2495 – or you can email me (Rich).

MUSUEM SCHEDULE: Beginning now the museum will be open six days a week from 11 AM to 3 PM. We will be closed on Sundays and Holidays. We are located at 727 Grand Street in Vermilion across the street from Vermilion's historic E&R Church. The museum is open Monday thru Saturday from 11 AM to 3 PM. A small admission donation of $3 (for adults) is requested. Children accompanied with an adult will be admitted free. For Special Tours call: 440-967-4555.

We are closed on Sundays and holidays.

Private tours during those hours and during the evening can be arranged by calling the museum, or stopping in to see us.

FIVE-OH-ONE-CEE-THREE: The museum is a 501(c)(3) organization. Consequently, all donations and memberships for the museum are tax deductible. This is retroactive to November of 2011.

Memberships for the VERMILION NEWS PRINT SHOP MUSEUM are always available. Funds generated will go toward the aforementioned renovations and maintenance of the shop.

A single membership for an adult is $15 a year.
A couple membership is $25 a year.
A student membership is $5.
And a lifetime membership is $100.

If you would like to become a member the VNPSM you can send a check or money order to:

Vermilion Print Shop Museum
727 Grand Street
Vermilion, Ohio 44089
440.967.4555.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE NO LONGER HAVE A PO BOX NUMBER.

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK:Take the time to visit us on Facebook. Click on the badge below and stop in. We'll keep adding pix as we go along. If you're in the area come on in. I try to be there in the a.m. most everyday. If you see a Chevy Silverado in the drive with the plate "MRCOOKR" stop by and see what's cooking.

[NOTE: I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM WITH THE LINK IS RIGHT NOW. BUT I'LL BE WORKING ON IT AND HAVE IT CORRECTED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.]

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Historically,

7th Grade Vermilion 1952

They had big changes ahead of them...

7A: I suppose I really don't need to say much about this pic. It speaks for itself. Do you know where all these kids are today?

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Dr. Shimansky's Home

THE DOCTORS HOME AND OFFICE Vermilion's Dr. Shimansky built this home and kept an office therein. Afterward Dr. Halley lived in the home. While I seem to recall that he also kept an office in the home later in the 1950s he kept an office in the Wagner Hotel building on Main Street.

One of the very cool things about this home (when I was young) was that it had a basketball court in the backyard. [I don't suppose it's still there.]

It's a very attractive home.

Rube Band
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" The Rube Band was a Vermilion American Legion project."

THE RUBE BAND: Did I ever mention that I feel really lucky to have been born and raised in Vermilion. I was born in 1944, so my "growing-up" years were mostly the 1950's. The three main churches: St. Mary's, the Evangelical and Reformed, and the Congregational. Downtown was really downtown. The village stretched from about Maurer's Lane in the south to Lake Erie to the north; and from about Bluebird Beach in the west to the Vermilion-On-The-Lake railroad bridge to the east. South Shore Shopping Center was a muddy parking¬ lot for Crystal Beach Park. Just west of this parking lot was a little drive-in restaurant that was only open in the summer, and the area between it and Vermilion (East River) Road was littered with summer cottages. Romps' Waterport was a swamp, and the Lagoon across Liberty Street was a growing housing development.

As one might imagine growing-up in a town with a population of 2000 people had its "ups and downs". One of the "downs" was that everybody knew everybody. Thus, when a person incurred some infraction of decency it didn't take too long for everyone (including one's parents) to get word of it. But, thank heaven, there were many, many "ups". One of the was Vermilion's American Legion Rube Band.

Long before the Festival of the Fish was invented, Vermilion held little celebrations called "Street Dances" on several weekends during the summer. Division Street - now Main Street between the railroad tracks and Liberty Avenue was closed off on Friday and Saturday nights and the festivities began. I distinctly remember the Vermilion Firemen being involved in the games. Most were games of chance. Even the kids had their games of chance. The “penny-pitch” is the one I remember the best. You’d take a penny and try to toss it in one of a few hundred little squares on a large board with numbers in each square. If the penny landed in a square without touching an outer line, you won whatever that number might be. A dime would be a big payback.

And here did Vermilion's Rube Band play. They cleaned a space form where Winterstein Realty is today (then it was Miller’s Hardware and liquor store) to perhaps just past the north of Brummer’s Candy Store (then Englebry’s clothing store), and threw sawdust / cornmeal on the street. The old band truck would come across the tracks and stop just after the entrance to the Grand-Division Street parking lot and the townsfolk would literally be “dancing in the streets”.

The photograph is a jewel. The Rube Band was a Vermilion American Legion project. This picture was taken in Norwalk, Ohio in 1921. By the looks of the truck of it the truck was an old (1930s) struck chassis with a homemade bandstand built on it for me, and I don't know how many are correct. Chuck Trinter or Fred Wetzler may know all these men. On the bottom left (standing) is Henry "Hank Ries. Just above him in the dark shirt is Carl Osberg. Next to him (with the drum on his lap) is his brother, Leonard. And next to him in the glasses is "Hiny" Plato. Below them in the middle (in glasses) is "Laddy" Cipra. Chuck Trinter is right above Carl Right behind Chuck may be Fred Wetzler. Toward the top in the striped shirt is Eddie Schwensen, and next to him is Don Trinter. Just below Don Trinter is Don Krapp. At the very top (left to right) are Bob Trinter (next to the tuba player), Dave Reutener, and then Ross "Tiny" Hayes with the tuba. America was headed for a full scale war then, and some of the boys in the band would end up there. Some of the others had already spent their time in WWI.

The Rube Band played well into the fifties. Then. like everything else, things change. The street dances ended and the band disbanded. I remember the truck being parked at the Olympic Club for a time. I know they have pictures of it there. I would assume the band played at the club on more than one weekend. For when it comes to having a good party, the Olympic Club was for a century. And remains to this day, the place to be.

And now some FYI: Ozzie Kelm purchased this band truck and still owns it. He keeps it on his property on Cherry Road. What a pleasure it would be to see this truck refurbished by one of our local historical groups to be used by Vermilion's local band in parades, etc. That's a long shot. But it would be nice.

[VV. Ed. Note: Since this was written several folks mentioned in the article have passed away. My good friends Nuggie Cook, Fred Wetzler, and Ozzie Kelm have all passed into history. So too has the old bandwagon. One of Sterling Smith’s grandsons probably has the last remnant from this era. He owns the bell that was on the front of the truck.

Ref: Published in the Vermilion Photojournal 01/03/2003; Revised 10/14/2010.

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AGAIN - ANOTHER NEW (NOW OLD) THING: Initially I said that "This will not take the place of the "Macabre" stuff all the time - but will supplement whilst I search for more macabre stories to tell." But methinks that it's carved out a niche for itself and the "Macabre stuff" with have to find another.

So stay tuned...

Vol. X – NO.25 – November 29, 1906.

COURT NOTES

The business, which occupied the court on Thursday was the trial of the appeal case of the West Huron Sporting club vs. Allen Stroud and others. This suit raises the question of the public rights in the West Huron marsh, which the club claims to own and which the defendants claim is public property and not susceptible of private ownership. A similar case, in which Andrew Teasel and others were defendants, as tried by the circuit court about five years ago and the decision was in favor of the club. The case was taken to the Supreme Court and the decision affirmed by a divided court. A strong effort is being made by the defendants in the present case to induce the court to make a different finding of facts than in the Teasel case.

The case involves the introduction in evidence of copies of documents, which related to the original grant of the Firelands to the Connecticut sufferers in the Revolutionary War and to the proceedings of the land company, which was formed for the purpose of partitioning the lands and also treaty with the Indians. The case hinges on the question of what was treated as land and what was as [sic] the waters of Sandusky Bay at he time of the survey and partition of the half million acre grant.

Judge Kelly, Judge King and E. B. Sadler represent the plaintiff and John F. McCrystal and A.J. True of Port Clinton, the defendants. – Reg.

Perry Brown and John Kline have been sued in the court of common pleas for $300 damages by John F. Williams of Sandusky Mr. Williams is the owner of about 100 feet of lake frontage in the village of Huron and he has improved the property by grading and tiling it and has erected thereon a summer cottage. He claims that the defendants have trespassed upon his property and driven across the sod with wagons and teams and cut up the sod, destroyed shrubbery and crushed the in tile which have been laid for the purpose of drainage. Mr. Williams also claims that the defendants have removed from his beach between 150 and 200 loads of sand.

Four Erie County saloonkeepers have notified Auditor Kubach of their intention to quit business. They are R.W. Hare, A. Kaiser and Jacob Baumie of Sandusky and Frank Haff, of Perkins.

STRUCK BY FLYER
HENRY NUHN KILLED BY A LAKE
SHORE TRAIN

Body Found Sunday Morning
Lying Between the Tracks

While F. Alheit was coming to town about 5 o’clock Sunday morning he found the body of a man laying between the two tracks of the L.S. and M.S. Ry. about a mile west of the station. He immediately called help and CC. Baumhart acting for the Coroner. Undertaker Beekel [sic], responded as well as several others. The body was removed to the morgue to await the coroner. In the meantime it was ascertained that the remnants were those of Henry Nuhn son of Asmus Nuhn. He had left town for home at a late hour Saturday night and was probably struck by the midnight flyer.

The top of his head was crushed and the body badly bruised.

Funeral services were held at his late home Tuesday afternoon and was largely attended. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery. The deceased was the youngest of the family being 32 years, 8 months and 27 days old. A father and several brothers and sisters survive him.

MORRISON-MARTINEK

At the Central Christian Church, Toledo, by the Rev. J.O. Shelburne, Saturday Nov. 24th, 1906 Miss Sadie Morrison, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Morrison of Kincardine, Ontario, was united [in] marriage to Mr. Ladis J. Martinek of Cleveland. The young couple spent their honeymoon in Cleveland, and will be at home to their friends after Jan. 1st, 1907. Mrs. Marstinek [sic] is a sister of Capt. Jno. Morrison of this town.

FILED AMENDED PETITION

George Fischer, the well-known Vermilion lumberman has filed an amended petition in the court of common pleas in his suit against the Village of Vermilion. He recently sued to enjoin the village from operating certain streets through property, which, he claimed to own, and on hearing of a motion to dissolve the injunction it transpired that a joint owner of a part of the property had not been made a party. In order that the rights of the parties be fully determined the plaintiff has, in his amended petition, made Fredrick D. Sanborn, a non-resident of the state, a party defendant. Sanborn having refused to join in his petition.

[VV. Ed. Note: As I wander down the dusty streets of Vermilion’s history I note that it was not unusual for persons actively engaged in large business matters to be involved in legal disputes during their careers. For men like George Fischer, Orange Leonard or Captain “Big Ed” Lampe legal challenges were just part of being successful businessmen.]

BROWNHELM

BORN – to Mr. and Mrs. Geo Zenner, a son.

While walking on the Lake Shore tracks Wednesday near Amherst Anton Schenanchek was struck by train No. 35 and sustained a smashed elbow. He was knocked about thirty feet along the track and down a steep embankment where he lay unconscious until found by Dr. Wiseman who was driving past. The injured man was picked up and taken to his home here. His injury will lay him up for many weeks. He is the father to the young man who was killed while out hunting last Friday.

On Thursday Nov. 22,1906 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kuillmer [sic] occurred the marriage of their daughter Emma Elizabeth, to Ruben A. Miller, Rev. Fenssner [sic] officiating.

There were present only immediate relatives. They left at once on a trip to Milwaukee and will be at home to their friends after Dec. 15th.

Both are well known and have the best wishes of their many friends.

J. Leadrach has a new telephone.

HURON

Mrs. McQuillon and son expect to move to Sandusky soon where they will engage in the grocery business.

Married- At the home of the bride’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Kriss Thursday, Nov. 22, Mrs. Blanche Young and Mr. Fred Lau.

John Gunzenhauser is suffering from typhoid fever.

OBITUARY

Myrtle Arley Alheit was born at Brownhelm Sept. 18, 1905 and died at home of grandparents west of Vermilion Nov. 24, 1906 at the tender age of 1 year 2 months and 6 days. The family wishes to thank friends and neighbors for their kindness during their bereavement.

Locals.

Mrs. Chas. Decker and daughter Miss ruth spent Saturday at Lorain.

BORN – To Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Nuhn Monday, Nov 26, a daughter.

Mrs. Pearl Roscoe and daughter visited relatives at Lorain Sunday.

[VV. Ed. Note: This refers to my grandmother, Bessie, and my mother Ella. They were probably visiting the Houseman family.]

O.K. Todd and Presdee Morgan were Oberlin visitors Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. C. Roscoe of Milan are spending a few weeks with their son Ye Editor and family.

John Englebry has opened undertaking parlors at his home on the corner of Grand and Liberty Streets. His son, C.H. Englebry has been engaged as embalmer and director.

[VV. Ed. Note: This little blip is historically relevant because it denotes the date when the house (now an ice cream parlor and restaurant) first opened as a funeral parlor.]

Five Limited trains each way daily via the Lake Shore Electric Railway Thanksgiving service will be increased to accommodate everybody. Rates via the Lake Shore Electric are less than any other way to travel.

Died – At the home of her grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Geo. Stumpp, Saturday night Nov 24, Myrtle Arley Alheit daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Alheit of Elyria, aged 1 year, 2 months and 6 days. The family was visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stumpp.

THE “PRINTER’S DEVIL”

Why is the printer’s errand boy called the “printer’s devil”? A writer at the end of the seventeenth century explained it thus: “These boys in a printing house commonly black and dawb themselves: whence the workmen do jocousely call them devils; and sometimes flies.”

AXTEL NOTES.

Lute Champney who has been very ill for some time past, is recovering.

Miss Kinnie Greenhoe spent Monday and Tuesday at Berlin Ht.’s.

Hmmmmmm....

Vermilion Water Works

"The place looked a bit shabby. But they got the job done. "

COOL, CLEAR WATER: When I arise each morning, I brush my teeth. I take a shower, I shave, get dressed, and go into our kitchen for a cup of coffee. I feed my cocker spaniel and get him some water. I walk around our pool in the backyard, and enjoy our fountain. I water the new grass in our front yard. I give our cat a drink from the kitchen sink water purifier (she prefers such water). Fresh, cool, and sweet.

Seldom has it occurred to me how that water gets to our home, how it gets to thousands of homes in our town, or when this became a utility in Vermilion.

I am enamored by the two photographs captured by my grandfather, Pearl Roscoe, of the construction of the Waterworks on Main Street. This goes way, way back. We're most likely looking at 1905. The automobile in the one picture (before the actual building was constructed) is fascinating. Just north of the Sail Loft most all of us have sat on the hill looking toward the river, and that which is now the Vermilion Lagoons. Beneath the hill are large water tanks. That's what you see in this picture.

The water intake was located in the lake, piped to the tanks, and cleaned in the building that was constructed afterward. My (now late) brother, Al, tells me that it most likely didn't take them too much time to construct the building in the other picture.

(The late) Amos Feiszli told me that the facility was steam-powered; ergo the smoke-stack; but what an engineering feat. Vermilion was really moving into the 20th century. Our mayors and our council members were aggressive and progressive. This, like bringing electricity and gas to our town, was not easily accepted by residents. It took a little push and, perhaps, a great deal of shove.

I doubt that it ever ends. Most of us always agree to disagree.

These are not the best photographs in the universe. But I ask you to take a real good look at things in the background. The absence of the Vermilion Lagoons is obvious. The luxury yacht is a nice. touch. The Sail Loft is very prominent. I believe one can see the Parsons Fish House in one picture.

Took a lot of work. Good sound work. The place looked a bit shabby. But they got the job done. And it still works.

I drink a good deal of water. I use it in my (now former) occupation, cooking, continually. I wash my cars. I water my pretty plants. I kiss my pretty wife (which has nothing to do with water - I just thought I'd throw that in for good measure, and brownie points, and see if anyone is paying attention).

And then: "0l’ Dan and I, our throats burnt dry, and souls that cry, for water. Cool, clear, water."

Ref: Published in the Vermilion Photojournal 07/18/2002; Revised 10/14/2014 Photos courtesy VNPSM.

"The township was named after the principle river
emptying into the lake through its territory..."

THE FIRE-LANDS: I found the following information re: the early inhabitants of our area to be extremely informative. Methinks you will also.

I am getting better at transcribing these passages so there are fewer mistakes. But I like to read as I go - and sometimes I fill in the blanks. So tread carefully this trail through yesteryear.

The following series will take thee to the townships south of Vermilion. Methinks you'll find this history quite fascinating.

THE PIONEERS.

HURON
(by George Haskin)

…of the river. In 1820, they parted. Standart went to Milan, and Butler went to Norwalk.

In 1824, N. M. Standart and Daniel Hamilton built a store in Huron. Charles Standart and Philo Adams served as clerks till 1825. Mr. Adams had moved to Huron in the spring of 1824 to board the men working on the harbor, under the direction of the Huron Harbor company.

In 1825, Philo Adams moved on to his farm, where he remained until his death, except a short residence in Milan, keeping a hotel.

In the fall of 1825, Charles Standart and George H. Gibbs purchased Standart & Hamilton's stock of goods. The firm continued fifteen months, when Gibbs retired. Standart continued the business till 1828, when he discontinued the store, built a warehouse and dock, and commenced storage and commission business.

EARLY RESIDENTS.

Judge Staudart says that when he first went to Huron, in October, 1824, there was one frame house on the west side of the river, occupied by Philo Adams, who boarded the men working on the harbor, a log building occupied by the Green family, and a small cabin on the bank of the lake occupied by Captain Reed, the first shipbuilder of Huron. There were on the east side other log buildings, occupied by different individuals; among whom were Benjamin Gould, a cat fisherman, and Jeremiah Van Benschoter, up the river. There were several other families located in different parts of the township about the time Standart came to Huron, which we have not heretofore mentioned. E. M. Granger lived on the farm afterward owned by Mr. Standart. George Downing lived near Granger; Mr. John Hughes and family near the west line. William Chapman, the Everetts, Woolvertons, Swifts, and some other farmers settled in the township about the same time. David Everitt came to the Fire-lands in 1824. He lived in Milan a few years; is now a resident of Huron township, and about eighty years of age.

Mr. Tower Jackson came to the Fire-lands April 14, A. D. 1819 and soon after located in Milan. He was married November 18, 1832, to Miss Sarah Clock, of Monroeville. On the 4th of July 1826, he moved to Huron. He entered into partnership with Henry W. Jenkins, selling dry goods and groceries, continuing in business with Jenkins for a few years. About 1830, he went into partnership with Mr. Richard E. Colt. The firm invested considerable money in the encouragement of various industries; quite extensively in vessel building. They built the steamboat Delaware, bringing her out in 1834. Mr. Jackson remained in Huron till 1846, when he went to Racine, Wisconsin; and two years later removed to Cleveland, Ohio, where Mrs. Jackson died, in A. D. 1854. He is now a resident of Huron, in the eighty-first year of his age, where, it is to be hoped by his many friends, he will continue his residence. He married a second wife, Miss Lucy Button, previous to returning from Cleveland. Mr. Jackson built the Huron House, about 1830, on the northwest corner of Main and Wall streets. In 1840, he built the American House, on the corner of Main and Lake streets. The Huron House has been moved, and is now occupied as stores. The American was burned. Henry W. Jenkins came in quite an early day; the precise time is not known. He dealt in dry goods and groceries, invested some in vessel stock; built the Ohio Hotel, and was an active worker in assisting to build up the town. He left Huron sometime after 1840, went to Cincinnati, from thence to the Isthmus of Darien*, and commenced the carrying business across the Isthmus, and died there about 1850.

[VV. Ed. Note: *the Isthmus of Darien refers to what most of us now would call the Isthmus of Panama.]

The Ohio Hotel, above mentioned, stood on the southwest corner of Main and Wall streets, and was destroyed by fire on the Fourth of July, 1854.

Buel B. Jones came to Huron about 1835 or '36; sold dry goods and groceries for a few years, after which he rented the Ohio hotel, which he kept for two or three years, then moved away.

Mr. John W. Wickham (of the firm of Wickham & Company) was born in Philadelphia, October 13, 1806; was "reared to manhood in Sodus, at the mouth of Great Sodus Bay, in the State of New York. He came to Huron in the autumn of 1833; commenced the forwarding and commission business, buying and shipping grain and other farm productions. He also opened a store of dry goods and groceries, but after a few years discontinued selling goods. The firm are now carrying on a very extensive fishery; also dealing in lumber and buying grain. They give employment to a great number of Huron laborers. Mr. Wickham is one of the oldest pioneers now engaged in mercantile business. Mrs. J. W. Wickham is also a Huron pioneer from infancy, a daughter of Mr. Schuyler Van Rensselaer, deceased, who was one of the early pioneers of Huron county. He came to Huron in the spring of 1833. He assisted Mr. Abiatha Shirley in making the plat of Huron in A. D. 1833.

PHYSICIANS.

The physicians were not very numerous among the early Huron pioneers. Dr. Ansolem Gutherie was the first Huron physician who attempted to locate in the town. He came in 1813, and remained until 1817, when he removed to Canada. It is not known whether there were any other resident physicians at the mouth of the river for several years after Dr. Gutherie left.

An old gentleman, called Doct [sic] McCrea. from New Jersey, located near the west line of the township, near the Stone House (so called), doing some medical business in that vicinity. We think he went back to New Jersey.

Dr. Charles H. Legget came to Huron in 1830; practiced in the village and vicinity till May 29, 1832. He was drowned in Huron river, together with his wife: supposed to have been caused by the accidental…

Excerpts from: The Fire Lands, Comprising Huron and Erie Counties, Ohio; W.W. Williams - 1879 -
Press of Leader Printing Company, Cleveland, Ohio

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VERMILION ARTIFACT #173

I’LL BE SEEING YOU: This recording is among those in my collection. It was (and still is to many) a popular piece by Sammy Fain (music) and Iving Kahal (lyrics). Published in 1938 it was extremely popular during WW2 and the years that followed.

Though Louis Prima has never been one of my favorites, now and again his stuff appeals to me. I guess it’s all in the way one feels at certain times.

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A TAXIE DRIVING ENGLISH PROF

Chicago salesman on a business trip to Boston had a few hours to kill before catching a plane home. Remembering an old friend's advice to try some broiled scrod, a favorite fish in Boston, he hopped into a cab and asked the driver, "Say, do you know where I could get scrod around here?"

The driver replied, "Pal, I've heard that question a thousand times, but this is the first time, ever, in the passive pluperfect subjunctive."

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LOCAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: After giving it much thought this link has been "put-down". During the last year most of the folks who used to use this page as a bulletin board have acquired their own and, consequently, no longer need this forum from "Views". I have, however, kept links (in the links section) to Larry Hohler's "Hope Homes" in Kenya - and to Bette Lou Higgins' Eden Valley Enterprises sites. They are historically and socially relevant projects. I suggest that you visit these sites on a regular basis to see "what's shakin'".

Pay particular note to the "Hope Homes" page during the next few months / years. They are constantly improving the lives of their youngsters and those around them. This is an exciting project accomplished by exciting people.

Although this Vermilion High School Class of 1959 reunion is over classmates may want to stay connected with each other through organizerROGER BOUGHTON. Ye can connect by mailing him @ 2205 SW 10th Ave. Austin, MN. 55912 or you can just emailRoger.

Persons interested in the history of the Lake Shore Electric Railway (which was the subject of a recent past podcast series) - "the greatest electaric railway system on the planet" may want to go to Amazon.com and purchase a book called "Images of Rail - Lake Shore Electric Railway". It was put together by Thomas J. Patton with the help of my friends DENNIS LAMONT and ALBERT DOANE. It'd make a nice gift.

Another great book with Vermilion Roots is, "Grandmas’ Favorites: A Compilation of Recipes from MARGARET SANDERS BUELL by Amy O’Neal, ELIZABETH THOMPSON and MEG WALTER (May 2, 2012). This book very literally will provide one with the flavor of old Vermilion. And ye can also find it at Amazon.com. Take a look.

MARY WAKEFIELD BUXTON’S LATEST BOOK “The Private War of William Styron” is available in paper back for $15.00 with tax and can be purchased locally at Buxton and Buxton Law Office in Urbanna, ordered from any book store, Amazon.com or Brandylane Publishing Company. A signed, hard back edition may be purchased from Mrs. Buxton directly for $30.00 by writing her at Box 488, Urbanna, VA 23175 and including $6.00 for tax, postage and packaging.


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