The beginning

No, I’m not talking about the very beginning, 18 billion years ago right after the Big Bang. I’m not talking about 68 million years ago when the dinosaurs became extinct and homo sapiens could begin to really develop. I’m talking about 1821 when Fayette County was created. There were five counties created that year, Fayette, […]

This and that

As I write this, it is raining and the sun is shining brightly. As we learned growing up, when this dual condition is in place, you can usually find a rainbow.  I have had a camera in my hands since I was seven years old. I had my tonsils out the week of my birthday […]

Plaques on the square

In 1995, the county decided to put in a fountain on the town square by the gazebo. You may not know this but the small patch of ground on the corner across from the old courthouse building is owned by the city of Fayetteville. At one time the city swapped a piece of land they […]

Events on the lawn

There is one thing my Kiwanis Club is not real good at doing and that’s making money by selling tickets for something. What we are really good at though, is making Karmelcorn. It’s outstanding. So we were doing just this Saturday on the courthouse square and I was sitting there for a number of hours […]

The Creek Indians

Pay attention now, as there may be a test afterwards. First, I want you to go back 20,000 years. That was when the polar ice cap was quite frozen over, all the way down to at least Kentucky. We have always been a curious lot and we have always wanted to know what was “over […]

Giving your time

Some people are born being able to sing or be interested in a political career or perhaps teaching. There are those who want to help others in whatever capacity that might entail. I happened to have been born being interested in a variety of things, many of them all at one time. Sometimes I can […]

The courthouse fire

The Easter of 1982 I drove up to visit with my parents during spring break for a few days. The trip to Akron took 12 to 14 hours depending on traffic. I seldom had the money to spend the night half way and pretty much had to drive straight through. This time, though, my dad […]

This and that

I have just received an invitation to my high school reunion. It will be our 65th class reunion. I am proud to say I got to the fifth to the 55th reunions. We held one starting at our fifth year after graduation and each five years thereafter. Our class graduated in January, 1951 and was […]

Easter memories

As I have mentioned before, my dad grew up on a farm in southeast Ohio and my mom grew up in a coal mining village along the Ohio River further south. She probably never got a new dress for any occasion. but one that had been handed down from a family in the village. My […]

Special Olympics

This past weekend I watched the opening ceremonies of the International Special Olympics. The country of Austria hosted this event for the second time, the first time being in 1993 when it was held for the first time outside the United States. It was an impressive ceremony and made you so thankful that there are […]