Long Time Gone
SHOPTALK: OOOOO…Raking leaves several days ago methinks I picked up something itchy. Whatever it is I don’t need it. So all I want for Christmas is a barrel of calamine lotion. OOOOOO…
THE ICE HARVESTERS:The process of harvesting ice on the Vermilion River has long ago been discontinued. But one upon a merry old time it was (hopefully) an annual event. Men and boys (sometimes local officials allowed some of the older school boys out of school to help) working for the fisheries cut chunks of ice from the river and placed in ice houses packed with sawdust. It was used (obviously) to keep the fish they caught fresh for transport to market. These were times when folks hoped and prayed that the river would freeze quickly and long enough for it to thicken. That sentiment is not very common today.
This is one of the pix used for one of VNPSM greeting cards available at the print shop. Cool (no pun intended.)
QUIET: There’s not been much shakin’ at the museum this week. Perhaps it’s the quiet before the storm. But it did allow me some time to finish cleaning the walls in the dining room of the museum apartment. My nephew, Mark Slocum, finished the ceilings (a truly difficult task) in the dining room and kitchen on Friday (while everybody else on earth was shopping somewhere).
A fellow named Dennis Thiesen stopped by the shop Friday morning with some items of interest that he found in a house he is working at on Sperry Road south of town.
Two of the items were hard bound minute books from the Ladies Aid Society of the Axtel, Ohio M.E. Church. They cover the years from 1909 to 1927. While there’s nothing earth-shattering about them they provide a little more definition to the narrative of local history. If one is familiar you will recognize some of the names.
There is also a program for an Agricultural Program that was held at Birmingham school in the 1920s. Presses at The News printed it. Again, many of the names therein would be familiar to persons interested in local history.
Also, one afternoon Vermilionite David Fischer dropped in with a rolled-up issue of the Elyria Chronicle Telegram from Vermilion’s Charter Days. It’s not been unrolled. But it is marked. It would not be a good idea of unroll it. It’s a keepsake / artifact from days gone bye.
Dave is cleaning out his father’s house (the Genevieve Clark home on Darrow Road). His dad, Henry “Hank” Fischer is now living at the Mill Manor nursing facility on Exchange Street. He turned 100 years-old just this month.
Hank always wanted to outlive his brother Fred. He has succeeded. Fred died at 96. What a guy.
PLEASE NOTE: Some of the stories appearing in “VV” for the last several months were actually written 7, 8, and 9 years ago.
Because of this you may find some of the information therein to be dated. When I transcribe these pieces from their original publication(s) the Vermilion Photojournal I am not always able to edit / update some of that info.
Though I have the best transcription software on the planet working alone (as I do) has its drawbacks – and I don’t always edit the material to reflect changes / updates or to correct mistakes. You will note at the end of most of these pieces the date of their original publication and writing appears.
FIVE-OH-ONE-CEE-THREE: It’s now official. The museum is officially a 501(c)(3) organization. Consequently, all donations to the museum are tax deductible. This is retroactive to November of 2011. (Thank heaven. Now I can fret about something else for months on end.)
VISITING HOURS: We are located at 727 Grand Street in Vermilion across the street from Vermilion's historic E&R Church. The museum is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Sundays from 1 to 4 PM. On Saturday the museum it is open from 11 AM to 2 PM. A small admission donation of $3 (for adults) is requested. Children under the age of 11 will be admitted for free. Phone For Special Tours: 440-967-4555
We are not open on major holidays.
MEMBERSHIPS: Memberships to the VERMILION NEWS PRINT SHOP MUSEUM are now available. Funds generated will go toward the aforementioned renovations and maintenance of the shop.
If you would like to become a member the VNPSM you can send a check or money order to:
Vermilion Print Shop Museum727 Grand Street Vermilion, Ohio 44089440.967.4555.
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Clarence Phillips on Liberty
Mister Phillips: This was not the pic I wanted to use in this space this week. But this one will certainly do. This is a rare snapshot of Vermilionite Clarence Phillips that was likely taken sometime in the late 1940s.
Clarence, as some folks already know, worked for what eventually became the Ohio Edison Company. He was born and went to school in Townsend, Ohio. When I was a kid I thought of him as being from Berlin Heights, Ohio because he hung / worked with a big beefy lineman with the last name of Bellamy from that town. Because Clarence was a skinny guy and Bellamy was so big they stood out in a crowd.
Clarence is standing in the doorway of what was then the door to the electric company – now part of the Old Prague restaurant. Not long after this pic was taken Ohio Edison built a new brick building just to the west of this building. Tony Mroski moved a shoe store into the old electric office and Isaly’s (in the pic) restaurant became the Dairy Bar restaurant that was run by the Blakely family.
An interesting pic…
AN EXTRAORDINARY RECORD: ‘Twere an odd place in time: June 1949. In a bad dream called the "Red Scare", set in our nations capital celebrities Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni and Edward G. Robinson were named in an FBI report as being members of the Communist Party. It was big news. But other than that not much was, as the expression goes, shakin’ in our nation. World War Two had been over for four years. Americans had taken time to catch their collective breaths - get some rest - and now the time had come to shake off the affects of that nightmare, as well as some of its residual "unpleasantness", wipe the sleep from their eves, and move on.
The photograph accompanying this essay exists as a very extraordinary historical record of those persons who were central to this process in the postwar Village of Vermilion in Ohio. The occasion for the photo was the high school graduation of young Rudy Moe in June of 1949. The place is the Moe Family home, "Snug Harbor Farm," on West Darrow Road in Vermilion Township. Pictured are:
Back Row L-R (standing): Willis Henry Gebhardt (1896-2000), Rudy Moc Jr., and Robert Braden. Middle Row L-R: Cletus K. DeWitt (1903-1974), Mr. Flanders, and Rudy Moe Sr. (1896-1969) Front Row L-R: Thomas D. Utter (1897-1975) and Sarah M. Welker (1903-2007).
Six of the eight persons in the photo were educators. Many current Vermilionites may recognize Mr. Gebhardt and Mrs. Welker (VPJ 8-16-07). Mr. Gebhardt was a no nonsense math teacher and high school principal with a heart of gold. He was, in later years, recognized as "Good News Gebhardt" forecasting weather for Dick Goddard's Woollybear festivities. And Mrs. Welker was a heart of gold that also happened to be a proficient journalist and business skills educator.
Thomas Utter was at one time or another both an industrial arts and driver education instructor. He also had the distinction of being one of Vermilion's Mayors, and may have also been a member of the Board of Vermilion's Ritter Library during its construction. Mr. Utter and his wife Zara lived in a little house on the west side of Main Street three doors north of what is now the Main Street Grill. The "Mrs." operated a beauty parlor from the home.
Cletus K. Dewitt had been a Vermilion teacher, Principal and foot ball coach when the school was still located on State Street. Sometime after VHS moved to the wonderful South Street building (1927-28) he was promoted to Superintendent of the system where he served until his retirement. Always active in his church and com munity he was, among other things, the local Rotary Club President from 1955 to '56. He, along with his wife, Grace, and son, Richard, built and lived in an all-steel "Lustron" (VPJ 3-6-08) home on Jefferson Street.
Mr. Flanders was likely one of the most influential and highly respected industrial arts teachers ever to have worked in Vermilion's education system. His knowledge and expertise helped launch more than a few blue collar careers and businesses over the years.
Mr. Braden was a highly motivated VHS teacher and football coach. His enthusiasm and determination were, at least figuratively speaking, contagious and are extremely palpable in this particular photo. Unlike his contemporaries, his career as a Vermilion educator was relatively brief. Not unlike coaches of today, he moved on to another school and another system.
The elder Rudy Moe was, as most local historians recognize, a very successful professional photographer. His "Snug Harbor Farm" was a real jewel in the midst of what was then rustic wood and farmland southwest of town. The home had an in-ground swimming pool that was, at the time, a rarity in even the most affluent suburbs in Ohio.
The younger Moc had distinguished himself as a VHS student, and was class president at the time of his graduation. ' He graduated, premed, from Ohio University, and in 1958 graduated from Medical School at the University of Cincinnati. After his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent's Charity Hospital in Cleveland and the Cleveland Clinic, he set up practice in Elyria and North Ridgeville until his retirement in 2003.
The folks in the photo from June of 1949 were on the verge of helping build a productive future for a nation, W.W.II, along with the "Red Scare", took their rightful places in the pages of history books. America did wake up and move on - and continues to move on - toward another dream - and another yesteryear.
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. IX - NO.29 – Dec. 28, 1905.
The order of attachment on the properties of the Novelty Stove Co., of Vermilion, in the action against that company by Geo B. McConnelly and others, has been returned by Sheriff Hoffman and filed with the clerk. The property was appraised at $9,000. The plaintiff’s claim amounts to $7,605.
The Volunteer firemen will give their Seventh Annual Ball, Monday evening Jan 1, 06 at their hall. Dance tickets including supper $1.00 per couple. Come and have a good time.
The east side school property was sold to the Wheeling co. last week.
A. Fielders house caught fire Friday morning but was extinguished before much damage was done.
Capt. J.D. Peterson spent Christmas with his son at Kelley’s Island.
Word was received from Buffalo N.Y. that Capt. C.Z. Montague of this place was quite ill in that city. His wife and daughter Edith left for there Sunday morning. He is threatened with typhoid fever.
The play “Why Girls Leave Home” was stopped at the High St. theatre at Columbus last week by Mayor Jeffreys on the grounds that the play is immoral.
Because of the awful condition of the street ca tracks in Sandusky, City Solicitor Fiesinger has begun proceedings in the circuit court to secure the forfeiture of the Lake Shore Electric’s franchise. An amended petition has been filed in which if is asked that the railway company be required to reconstruct a large portion of its tracks or forfeit its franchise. The petition sets forth the company’s alleged negligence in keeping its tracks and its part of the pavements on the most important streets, in repair. These streets, which are the ones involved in the court of common pleas suit now pending are: Water from Columbus avenue to Wayne; Wayne, from Market to Water; Hancock from Madison to the B. & O., Columbus avenue, from Scott to Hayes avenue; and the same street from Washington Row, to Water; Water street, from Lawrence to Columbus avenue; and tiffin avenue, from Pearl street to the end of the pavement.
An error in the transfer of church property in Vermilion in 1863 caused a suit to be filed in the court of common pleas Saturday morning by the Erie conference of the Evangelical Association of North America against David Stevens and more than a score of others.
When the evangelical church purchased property in Vermilion in 1863 from David Steinbing and wife, the deed was made out to David Steibing [sic], John Miller, their heirs and assign.” The church was disbanded in 1900 and now the church conference has to bring suit against all the heirs of these three trustees to clear the title so that the conference can get possession of it.
The motion of the plaintiff for a new trial in the case of Gustavus Dildine against the Lake Shore Electric Railway Co. has been allowed by Judge Reese who holds that the verdict for one dollar rendered in favor of the plaintiff was not justice. He holds that the jury did not give Mr. Dildine’s rights the consideration they should have had.
A.J. Weston was taken to the infirmary Friday.
The Oliver Perry left here yesterday for Lorain where she will tie up for the winter.
Will the person who took the umbrella from the schoolhouse by mistake last Thursday please leave it at the News Office and oblige the owner.
Miss Leana Shadduck entertains the Class of ’05 at the home of her uncle, Geo Shadduck this evening.
E. Clausius brought us a dandelion blossom Wednesday. Quite a number have made their appearance. However there are three months or more yet before they will be with us again.
Mrs. Bond was called to Toledo Friday by the illness of her daughter.
Died- Monday, Dec. 25, 05, at her home south of town, Mrs. W.H. Todd, aged 50. Funeral will be held from the residence Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock…
The barn belonging to John Jenne of N. Amherst caught fire yesterday afternoon and together with the contents including two horses was completely destroyed. Mr. Jenne in attempting to save his team had his right hand and arm burned to a crisp, his hair and whiskers burned off when dragged from the burning building by his wife. He died from the injuries last night at 9:30 after terrible suffering. He was seventy-three years old.
The sailors are home again without one missing.
Mrs. Mary Champney has been suffering from a severe attack of rheumatism, but is again able to be among her friends.
Mr. T. Bauman and family of Cleveland spent Christmas with A.W. Leadrach and family.
On Christmas morning a well-known friend and neighbor, Mrs. W.H. Todd, passed away. She has been very ill the greater part of the summer. The relatives and friends have the sympathy of the community.
Geo Aston, who has been laid up with blood poison for the past week, is slowly improving.
Several residents from this neighborhood attended the exercises at the Axtel M.E. church Christmas Eve.
Born – To Mr. and Mrs. Harry Day, Dec. 26, 05, a son.
Miss Alice Ritter of Cleveland spent Christmas here.
Someone made an unwelcome visit to the local bin of Clarence Eddy one night last week.
I.D. Howard has accepted apposition as second coachman, in a prominent Cleveland family.
Ray Washburn, who was so severely injured y falling from a tree while coon hunting is able to be out.
[VV Ed. Note: Lee J. Spangler was called “The Doomsday Prophet”. In early January 1912, Spangler of York County New York was proclaimed as "the last of the prophets”.]
Here are Spangler’s prophesies for 1906:
The dissolution of Russia.
The overthrow of Turkey.
The assassination of the Czar of Russia.
The assasinatin of the Sultan of Turkey.
The prevention of three wars by President Roosevelt.
A protracted race war in the South.
Destructive spring floods in the United States.
A destructive eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
The activity of Mont Pelee and Popocatepetl.
Volcanic eruptions in all parts of the world.
The eruption of many volcanoes now supposed to be extinct.
Great loss of life at sea by storms.
Destruction of two Eastern cities by cyclones.
Earthquakes in all parts of the world.
Destructive earthquakes in California and the Philippines.
Rebellion in Spain.
Great disturbances all over Europe.
Spangler says further that the summer of 1906 will be hot and sultry throughout the temperate zone with extensive death.
That Christ will make his spirit felt among the people of the United States, and England, in which countries that are to be fervent religious ad potent political movements which are to overcome in a great degree the present spirit of graft and commercialism.
The United States will continue as a world powere and the leader of other nations.
That Pennsylvania is to have an administration of the people and that discoveries of corruption will ensue which drive some of the guilty to suicide.
That God will wreak terrible vengeance upon the Russians for the massacre of the Jews.
HOW THINGS MIGHT HAVE BEEN IF…: According to the National Institute of Mental Health an estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 or older – about one in four adults – suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.
If that statistic makes you take a step back you are overreacting. Because it doesn't follow that over a quarter of the people surrounding us are raving lunatics. What it does mean is that mental disorders are relatively common - and that a majority of those afflictions are very manageable. Unfortunately, this has not always been true. Such was the case of Albert L. Irey.
Mr. Irey was born in Pennsylvania in 1875. Excelling in his studies he not only finished college but had earned a doctorate in Education by the time he took a position with the Vermilion Public School System about 1910. By 1914 he had earned a promotion to Superintendent. He and his wife, Clara, who was also an educator, had two daughters; Genevieve Sarah (b.1904),and Rosamond (b.1908).
As the attending photograph of Mr. Irey with his daughters (c.1911-12) seems to indicate Albert L. Irey was a rather dashing figure. And thus it should be no great surprise for one to learn that this attractive Wight often caught the eye of many a maiden.
Now had it all ended there, there would have been no problem. But it apparently did not. And before too long letters were discovered which strongly implied that the esteemed educator was romantically involved with one of the female instructors. Not only did his wife and family find this news disturbing but the entire community was outraged by his behavior. This was, to be kind, hardly appropriate conduct for a community leader to exhibit. A special meeting of the Vermilion School Board was called and Mr. Irey, as well as two female teachers were unceremoniously dismissed. One of the teachers, who had only been guilty of carrying correspondence between the two suspected paramours, later filed suit to keep her job and won.
Mrs. Irey’s reaction to the circumstance was immediate, predictable, and understandable. She filed for, and received, a divorce retaining custody of their daughters. Albert, who was devastated by the fate he, himself, had wrought as he apparently began to lose touch with reality.
He began to write rambling letters - some threatening, some remorseful - to his wife and lay them by the door of their Ohio Street home. Alarmed by the tone and manner of the letters Mrs. Irey formally sought to have Albert acquire psychiatric treatment.
In the first of the two sanity hearings held in Sandusky, Ohio in 1916 for Mr. Irey he defended himself. His eloquence and appearance were very persuasive, and he was found to be quite sane. After the hearing he told an acquaintance that he was off to California to begin his life again. In truth he remained in the area and continued secreting often terrifying letters, along with some soiled underwear, on the doorstep of his estranged family.
After a warrant was filed for his arrest he disappeared for a time, only to turn up in Akron, Ohio working as a carpenter for 45 cents an hour, and using an assumed name. Taken into custody without a struggle the, now bearded, Professor was unable to pay the thousand dollar bail set for him, and spent the days before his second hearing sit ting in a jail cell reading Shakespeare.
During the second sanity hearing Mr. Irey sat quietly making notes, or fidgeting with his fingers, during testimony given by several physicians as to his condition. When it was over he was found to be insane and was removed to the Lima State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Before his departure from the courtroom he asked to see, and talk with his daughters. His sincere affection for the girls was noted.
On a overcast Thursday morning in mid August of 1962 Professor Albert L. Irey died alone in the Central Ohio Psychiatric Hospital in Columbus. He was 87 years old, and had lived more than half his life there or in other hospitals. His former wife had remained in Vermilion where she completed her career as an educator. Sarah and Rosamond grew up, left town, and raised families of their own - far. away. And all was nearly forgot.
Five years ago his great-great-granddaughter sent me this lovely photograph of him with his children asking if I’d ever heard of her infamous grandfather". I had not. But when looking back, and familiarizing myself with the life of Mr. Irey, I often wonder how things might have been in that yesteryear - if...
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.
…Rouse Bly, father of Mrs. Lawrence, was born in Herkimer county New York, in 1794. He came to Ohio in 1817, and located in Richland county. He married Mary Barney of New Haven township, Huron county, Ohio. Four children were born in Richland county—Mary, Lysander M., Semantha, and Clarinda. In 1825, he removed to, and permanently located in, New Haven township, where three children were born —Matilda, Mary and Alvin. Mrs. Bly died on March 5, 1829, aged twenty-five years, and he married Mrs. Sophia Coe, by whom he had six children, two only alive. She died in September 1852. Mr. Bly died September 4, 1866.
The subject of this sketch was born in Shawangunk township, Ulster county, New York, July 16, 1817. His paternal ancestors were of Irish and German extraction, and those on his mother's side were originally from England and Holland. His parents were Thomas and Sarah (Terwilliger) Dailey, who had a family of nine children, of whom James was the eldest. In the fall of 1822, Mr. Dailey removed with his family from Ulster to Cayuga county, and the following spring to Livingston county, New York, where he located in the township of Mount Morris. He purchased a squatter's right on what was called the Indian reservation, the land not then being for sale. He resided there four years, when he moved to the west side of the Genesee river in the township of Leicester, where he settled. In the fall of 1833 he came to Ohio to select a location for settlement, and purchased of Henry Terry, of Bronson, the whole of lot number twenty-four and the west half of twenty three in the third section of Greenfield township, Huron county, Ohio, to which he removed with his family in the spring of 1834. He continued to live here until his death, which occurred May 28, 1864, at the age of sixty-seven years, surviving his wife four years, who died at the age of sixty-three. The youth of the subject of this memoir was spent in the hard work of farming at that early period, and he enjoyed but few opportunities for the acquirement of an education. With the exception of one term at the Norwalk Seminary, subsequent to his arrival in Greenfield, he obtained his education at the common schools of Mount Morris, New York. From 1839 to 1847 he taught a country school during the winter season, working upon the farm through the summer. October 16, 1843, he was united in marriage to Esther Howard, daughter of Hosea and Heppy Howard, of Oneida county, New York. She was born January 15, 1819, and emigrated with her father to Ohio in 1836. The children born of this marriage were two sons, Henry K. and Lewis C. Dailey, who were born, the former June 12, 1845, and the latter October 11. 1847. His wife died December 27, 1860, and he married for his second wife, January 2, 1862, Elizabeth J. Thompson, who has borne him two children, viz.: Ida, who was born March 31, 1865, and died October 1st of the same year, and Benjamin T., born October 22, 1806.
After his first marriage, Mr. Dailey settled on forty acres of the old homestead in Greenfield, where he continued to live until 1870, when he moved to the village of Havanna, in Norwich township, having the 3'ear previous purchased of Seymour T. Owen his residence, together with about twenty acres of land. This change of location was made in order that he might, in a measure, be released from the care and labor of the farm, and that better educational advantages might be had for his children. In 1870 he bought the grain warehouse of Joseph Hayes, and also the building in which, in connection with his brother, John L, Dailey„ he opened a general store in the fall of 1878, and which they continue to carry on.
Mr. Dailey has added to his original purchase of forty acres of land, until he now owns two hundred and sixty acres, lying in Greenfield and Norwich townships. While farming has been his chief occupation, yet his enterprise and industry have been manifested in other undertakings. He was a stock dealer or drover for several years, and, as before stated, is now engaged in merchandise and also in the grain business at Havanna.
In 1838 he embraced the religious tenets of the Disciples' denomination, and a few years after united with the church at North Fairfield, and continues a consistent member. In politics he is a democrat.
of Norwich, Huron county, Ohio, traces his lineage back to a goodly origin. His grandfather, Joel, and grandmother, Sarah Adams Gilson, were married October 3, 1771, and the dates of their respective births were 1748 and 1751. Joel Gilson was a collector of continental money, and when congress passed the law repudiating it, he had in his possession about forty thousand dollars in this currency, which he lost.
The children of Joel and Sarah Gilson were: Joel, Jr., Seth, Sarah, Jonas, John, Jesse, Asa, Rhoda, Nahum and Anna.
Nahum Gilson, the father of the subject of this sketch, was born in Saratoga county. New York, April 27, 1793, and in 1819 moved to Norwich township, beginning as a single man the hard life of a pioneer, and succeeding in hewing from the forest a home, which, in his later years, was a very pleasant one, and contained but little to suggest the privation and toil by which it had been secured. He sowed the first wheat in the township. His wife, Sally Ormes Gilson, was born in Northumberland, Massachusetts, January 12, 1792, and she was married in February 1819, and immediately came with her husband to his…
Excerpts from: The Fire Lands, Comprising Huron and Erie Counties, Ohio; W.W. Williams - 1879 -
Press of Leader Printing Company, Cleveland, Ohio
BROWNHELM CHEESE: This one has me puzzled. Until I saw this beautiful photograph (it’s actually a stereoscopic pic) I was unaware that there was a cheese factory in Brownhelm. That is, however, what it says on this particular photograph.
Barb Ruggles provided this pic along with several others of Vermilion’s Bauman and Ladreach families. And while I know that these families were involved in the farming / cheese manufacturing businesses in Florence and Vermilion townships I didn’t know that they apparently had an additional factory in Brownhelm – unless the photo was not appropriately marked.
Christian Bauman made Swiss cheese in this area (notably at the Diamond Cheese factory at Axtel) until sometime around 1897 when he went to Colorado. I do know that cheese continued to be made there into the early years of the 20th century. But I’m not sure who was responsible (whether it was another member of the Bauman or Ladreach family or someone else).
I was unable to get a good close view of the calendar in the background to get a date for the pic. But I was able to get a nice look at the poster for Snag Proof rubber boots that hands on the door behind the “Big Cheese” maker.
What a great photograph!
I, _________________________, being of sound mind and body, do not wish to be kept alive indefinitely by artificial means.
Under no circumstances should my fate be put in the hands of pinhead politicians who couldn't pass ninth-grade biology if their lives depended on it or lawyers/doctors interested in simply running up the bills. If a reasonable amount of time passes and I fail to ask for at least one of the following:
______a Bloody Mary,
______a Vodka and Tonic
______Lobster or crab legs
______The remote control,
it should be presumed that I won't ever get better. When such a determination is reached, I hereby instruct my appointed person and attending physicians to
pull the plug, reel in the tubes and call it a day.
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'".
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.
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