Long before Fabio, the long-haired Italian who adorned the covers of pulp romance novels for years, there was Antonio Corsi – considered to be the world’s first male super-model.Continue reading
2014 – a year of hope, promise and loss.
The Suzanne Gresham Center has an extraordinary array of Christmas lights on display this year featuring over 80,000 bulbs. I know because an article in the paper last week said that they had all been stolen (by the Grinch), but have already been replaced for the opening day of the drive through exhibit on December 5th.Continue reading
My first automobile was a red 1969 Ford Torino GT with a black vinyl top powered by a 351 Windsor small block V8. Though it had a considerable amount of rust to both rear quarter panels, it had relatively low mileage for a six year old vehicle and the price was only $700.00.Continue reading
I recently ran across this well done video over some of the history of “Middletown U.S.A” on the Delaware County Historical Society website.Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago, Dad, Larry, Leroy and I met for lunch (breakfast) at Eva’s. A complete stranger from another table volunteered, on his own initiative, to take these photos. Dad, Larry and Leroy are Phi Psi fraternity brothers from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, dating back to prehistoric times. They seem to be aging pretty well.Continue reading
Images from days of yore in my hometown, recently appeared in the Local News Weblog:
Photographs and newspaper article clippings from our family collection provided a source for much of this presentation created by the editors at TheStarPress commemorating twenty-five years since the event.
They were very happy times. Nikki and I had just returned from our trip out west the first week of September. We covered several thousand miles camping at Mesa Verde, Bryce Canyon and the north rim of the Grand Canyon. We then proceeded to our next campsite at a hotel in Vegas for three days and three nights where we won a lot, lost more, but had a good time. We decided to continue to the west coast where we stayed a night in Beverly Hills, then on to Phoenix where we celebrated my twenty-sixth birthday with a few strangers that became friends for that evening. Finally, on to Albuquerque for one night and then back home to “Big D” to gear up for work following a couple weeks of well-deserved vacation. It turned out to be even more enjoyable than the previous year’s trip to Cancun.Continue reading
The news of George’s passing knocked the wind out of me. We went to High School, College, worked, bowled, played cards, went to the gym, studied together … the list goes on and on. I had recently been thinking about him and was intending to get in contact with him since we have been out of touch over the last few years.
Another of life’s lessons re-learned, life is way too short. Don’t procrastinate when it comes to the ones that are important to you.
Hats Off My Friend!