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Yesterday evening, I read about all the things my St. Louis friend, Jeff Carter, had completed in his own yard.  This morning I was motivated to take advantage of the beautiful weather, and impending rain showers, to hit some areas in my own backyard.

In July 1974, my grandparents took me to Virginia and Washington, DC to visit my Uncle Ron, stationed in the Navy at Norfolk.  During our travels we stopped at Jefferson’s Monticello, and Washington’s Mount Vernon.  While waiting in line at Mount Vernon, I was fascinated with a familiar leaf on a shrub.  My grandmother, a wonderful gardener in her own right, explained this was the holly bush.  Since then, I have always wanted a holly bush. I wandered through the Meijer home/garden suite, having difficulty in deciding what should be done.  Normally, I confer with my neighbor, Bob “The Lawn Guy” before doing anything too invasive; however, this morning, I was on my own.

While roaming the garden center, I found holly shrubs – 3 for $10.  I bought six plants.  Now, they boarder the little patio above Logan’s grave, and will hopefully, after spanning outward, will frame it completely.  I would like to purchase one of those round, glass colored balls to place on top of the pedestal once I repaint it.

I completed a few other needs in the back yard, and then touched up some items in the front yard.  The fence I built several years ago is rotting, and must be replaced.  Hopefully, that will be a weekend project.

I do enjoy being the chief gardener at The Haasienda!

I changed my iPod’s name to Titanic. Now it’s syncing.

When chemists die, they barium.

Jokes about German sausage are the wurst kind.

I know a guy who’s addicted to brake fluid. He says he can stop any time.

How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it.

I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.

This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I’d never met herbivore.

I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can’t put it down.

I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.

They told me I had type-A blood, but it was a type-O.

PMS jokes aren’t funny. Period.

We are going on a class trip to the Coca-Cola factory. I hope there’s no pop quiz.

I didn’t like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.

Did you hear about the cross-eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn’t control her pupils?

When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble.

Broken pencils are really pointless.

I tried to catch some fog, but I mist.

What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? The saurus.

England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool.

I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.

I dropped out of Communism class because of lousy Marx.

All the toilets in New York’s police stations have been stolen. The police have nothing to go on.

I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.

Haunted French pancakes give me the crepes.

A cartoonist was found dead in his home. Details are sketchy.

Venison for dinner again? Oh deer!

The earthquake in Washington was obviously the government’s fault.

Be kind to your dentist. He has fillings, too.

Velcro. What a rip off!

For all my photographer-friends!

This is a wonderful easy, quick volunteer opportunity, or even a ministry. Please read the following information!


From: Linzy Munger <>
Sent: Fri, April 27, 2012 12:40:21 AM
Subject: We need Ohio Volunteers!

“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.”   ~Paul Caponigro

Many of the children we work with everyday are only presented to potential adoptive families by a case number and a list of emotional or behavioral diagnoses.

With the help of our volunteer photographers we are able to present these children through pictures in the best light possible, expressing both their joy and personalities that often gets over shadowed because of their sometimes difficult past. We would like to thank our volunteers for giving their time to help us accomplish our mission of helping find families for every waiting child in foster care.

Currently we are searching for volunteers in Ohio, particularly in Columbus and surrounding cities.

Are you a photographer willing to volunteer?

Do you know someone who might be willing to make the difference in the life of a child by taking their photos?

Please contact Linzy Munger at!

We would love to hear from all that are interested!

Thank you again, we appreciate everyone who is interested in finding forever families for the children waiting in foster care.

Linzy Munger

A Family For Every Child

Executive Assistant &

Recruitment Coordinator

880 Beltline Road – Springfield, OR 97477

(541)343-2856 | FAX (541)343-2866

This is really neat…

1.  My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years.  Any separation from you will be painful: remember that before you get me.

2.  Give me time to understand what you want of me.

3.  Place your trust in me- it is crucial to my well being.

4.  Do not be angry at me for long, and do not lock me up as punishment.

5.  You have your work, your entertainment, and your friends. I only have you.

6.  Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understands your words, I understand your voice when it is speaking to me.

7.  Be aware that how ever you treat me, I will never forget.

8.  Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that could easily hurt you, but I choose not to bite you because I love you.

9.  Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate, or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I might not be getting the right food, or I have been out too long, or my heart is getting to old and weak.

10.  Take care of me when I get old; you too will grow old.  Go with me on difficult journeys.  Never say: “I cannot bear to watch” or “Let it happen in my absence.”  Everything is easier for me if you are there, even my death.

Remember that I love you.

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Newcom Tavern
Connect A Million Minds Program
Presented by: Time Warner Cable
Buildings from the Ground Up
(No fees required!)

April 17

3:30pm – 5:00pm

This program introduces students to the building methods and materials found on many Miami Valley buildings. Students will organize, observe and analyze construction methods and designs from the 18th, 19th and 20th century buildings at Carillon Park. They will discover how architectural and natural resources provide a record of community development.

This program will meet the benchmarks for the
Ohio Academic Content Standards in Measurement A, Measurement D and Data Analysis & Probability E.

For more information or to make reservations,
please call (937)-293-2841 ext. 107
or email

Wilbur Wright
Remembering Wilbur Wright…

Dayton History is proud to announce that we will be participating in a community wide celebration of Wilbur Wright’s life with organizations around the Miami Valley. Together, we’ll be featuring Wilbur Wright’s life and accomplishments with special exhibits such as the

“Wilbur Wright: A Life of Consequence” produced by

Wright State University at Carillon Historical Park and programs such as the “Aviation Heritage Speaker Series” presented by Peter Jakob of the National Air and Space Museum.

Join us in 2012 as we celebrate Wilbur’s life, marking the 100th anniversary of his death. Don’t miss an unforgettable step back into Wilbur’s life and achievements.

Download Calendar of Events Here!

Settler Survival Summer Camp

June 18-22
July 16-20

July 30 – August 3

9:00am – 4:00pm

Experience the Miami Valley from an early settler’s perspective. Participate in everyday chores and activities that enabled settlers to survive on the wild frontier. Learn about firearms, early travel methods, hearth cooking, woodworking, textiles, gardening, candle making, games and much more. Advance reservations
are required. For more information or to make
a reservation, call
(937)-293-2841 ext. 107
or email

$140 per Dayton History Member; $150 per non-member; families who register two or more children receive a $10 discount for each child.

Aviation Family Day April 21, 2012 at 11:00am

Commander Aero
10570 Springboro Pike, Springboro, OH
Tour the hangar, experience flight line activities, enjoy hands-on activities and learn of the Miami Valley’s historical aviation landmarks at Commander Aero Hangar. Food will be available. For more information, call (937) 443-0793 or visit

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The Fairmont Band Boosters are beginning their frozen food project, Friday, April 13th, 2012.  Once again, the boosters are pleased to work with the local company, Schairbaum Enterprises.

The French Bread Pizzas have been great sellers since our local company began selling them in 1998.  The sale last year was very successful and there are now additional items featured on this season’s “The Frozen Favorites” brochure.  These convenient, quality items are still very reasonably priced from $14 to $18.

Aunt Annie’s Pretzels also include a “bonus coupon” whereby you can receive a free pretzel at any of our retail stores when you purchase one.

With this “Frozen Favorites” brochure, you can stock your freezers while helping to support the Fairmont Band Department.  This is a great opportunity for my son to earn funds for his marching band and winter percussion accounts.  The more items sold, the more funding allotted to Quintin’s account.

Orders are due by Tuesday, April 24th, 2012.

Let’s get started with your order:

  • Please look through the chart & brochure below
  • select your items
  • tally up your order
  • make your check payable to: FAIRMONT BAND BOOSTERS
  • mail your order & check to  Darin Haas, 3159 Shroyer Road, Kettering, OH 45429
Orders will arrive Saturday, May 19th, 2012.
If you will not be home this day, we will gladly keep your order in our freezer for your convenience.
Thank you, so much, for assisting Quintin, and the Fairmont Bands!

SCHAIRBAUM Frozen Favorites Fall 1-2

SCHAIRBAUM Frozen Favorites Fall 1-2

SCHAIRBAUM Frozen Favorites Fall 3-4

SCHAIRBAUM Frozen Favorites Fall 3-4

Research Opportunities at

Wells Institute

Welcome Spring!!!

We at Wells Institute are excited about presenting new research opportunities in the area of Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetic Neuropathy, High Blood Pressure, IBS, COPD and Post Shingle Pain.

If you are unemployed or without medical insurance, Wells Institute may be an option to help offset the costs of your medical expenses.

If you think you may qualify for one of our studies you may be eligible for No Cost medical care.

The following is a list of our currently enrolling research studies:

  • Type 2 Diabetes – taking Oral Medication, or are on Insulin.
  • Type 2 Diabetes – with High Blood Pressure and taking blood pressure medication (ACE or ARB)
  • Type 2 Diabetes – taking Insulin and have a Cardiac History.
  • Diabetic Neuropathy – numbness and tingling in hands or feet
  • Post Shingle Pain – pain 3-6 months after a Shingles outbreak.
  • COPD
  • IBS – Diarrhea Prominant

Upcoming Studies:

  • Acute Otitis Externa (Swimmer’s Ear) – 6 months and up

Other Services by appointment (cash only):

  • Physicals $45.00 each
  • Immunizations (TB Tests, Tetnus Shots, MMR, Hepatitis B series) Please call for prices.

If you would like more information on any of the above studies to see if you qualify or to schedule an appointment please call :

Wells Institute at 937-293-2157 or 866-293-2157 – toll free

Visit us on the web at:

** New for 2012 **

Wells Institute has partnered with the following local companies:

  • Pilates Plus Movement Studio – they offer classes in Pilates, Yoga, Zumba and more. For more information call Susan Honer at 540-521-1860 or on the web at
  • Licensed Massage Therapist – Lyn Harris – 937-671-2953 – Lyn is located at 6143 Farr Hills Ave in Centerville. She performs Relaxation &,Theraputic Massage and Hot Stone Massage.
  • L2 Marketing Research LTD. – a consumer market research company located in Moraine, OH. For more information call Lou Es Green or Libby Webster at 937-435-5067 or on the web at
  • Shop 4 U – Shopping and Delivery service – Shop4U is a Personal shopping service. For more information call 937-424-0011 or on the web at

Thank you,

The Staff at Wells Institute

Paula Wells

Wells Institute for Health Awareness

Ph: 937-293-2157

Fax: 937-293-1763

email: paula

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In 1997, my brother, Destin, moved to Fowler, Indiana to teach middle school social studies.  Over the years, through my infrequent visits, I have fallen in love with this picturesque community that is so neighborly.

Here are some photos I took this weekend.

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Fowler is a town in Center TownshipBenton CountyIndianaUnited States. The population was 2,415 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Fowler was platted by Moses Fowler and his wife on October 26, 1872, and originally consisted of 583 lots, though a re-platting on April 8, 1875, expanded it to 1,602 lots and 20 blocks. Several more additions were made to the town over subsequent years.

The town’s first home was erected in March 1871 by Scott Shipman, and its first business opened in June of that year, a small general store run by Henry D. Clark. Many more businesses followed over the next few years, including the Henry Jacobs & Son grocery, grain elevators built by L. Templeton, and blacksmith John E. Mitchell, who was also the town’s first postmaster (succeeded by grocer Henry Jacobs). In 1874, Fowler became the county seat, which until that time had occupied nearby Oxford.

The town was incorporated in 1875, and its rapid growth is clear from the following list, printed in an 1883 history of Benton County:

“In September, 1875, the town of Fowler contained ten lawyers, one minister, three doctors, one dentist, one baker, two barber shops, three billiard saloons, two blacksmith shops, one wagon shop, three boot and shoe stores, one grain elevator, two dry goods stores, twenty carpenters, one furniture store, two stove and tin stores, one hardware store, one hotel, three restaurants, two drug stores, three millinery establishments, two saloons, two livery stables, three retail groceries, one clothing store, one merchant tailor, one graded school, two printing offices, two lumber yards, two churches and about 1,200 inhabitants.”[3]

Fowler is home to the Fowler Ridge Wind Farm.

The sun has set, on this, our last day in Fowler.  The two day respite was much needed, and greatly appreciated.

It began as a surprise for Mother whose birthday we celebrated Friday, April 6th.  Destin presented Mother with a reason to come up to Fowler on Friday, and found himself making up reasons for her to remain through the weekend.  He succeeded.

The pets, Quintin, and I were loaded into the car at 12:05pm, Friday, and we pulled into Benton Central Jr-Sr High School’s parking lot at 3:00pm.  We saw several friends in the main office, and spent a few minutes with the band director, Mike Richardson.

Mother was, indeed, surprised to see Quintin and I walk into Destin & Stacia’s house.

The nephews and niece are as adorable as ever, and I took plenty of photos.  I also captured a number of photos of Fowler, a community with which I have fallen in love.

Mother showed us her new house which will be ready by Memorial Day. In a few months, our family will no longer be residents of Elwood, Indiana after nearly 150 years, and Madison County for 201 years. Still, my heart will remain with my beloved community.

We spent time gathered around the table for meals, and laughter… an Easter egg hunt for the community… me chasing Navi and Chief away from Wallpe cousins’ ducks… me watching Navi and Chief romping in the meadow and creek near the pond… driving around the area to take pictures… and capturing many family moments on the camera…

The weekend has passed by too swiftly.  However, I am relaxed, refreshed, and revived. Destin & Stacia’s home in the country is my spiritual retreat, and I looked forward to the too few times I get to visit.  I sleep like a baby in the one bedroom I always claim, and Stacia’s cooking is always food for my body, and soul.

Tomorrow morning we shall pack up, load the dogs into the car, and return to Ohio.

What a wonderful weekend…


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Join us for Fleurs et Vin at Carillon Historical Park!

Sunday, May 20, 2012 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

The original “Party in the Park” was the brainchild of two friends, Vail Miller Sr. of Heidelberg Distributing Company and Mike Frank of Arrow Wine & Spirits. With a mission of bringing wine out of the cellars and homes to the general public, the idea of a wine festival was born. Now, 20 years later, Fleurs et Vin is the most anticipated, talked about, and attended wine event in the Miami Valley.

Attendees can sample the best wines from around the world while enjoying culinary treats from 25 of the top restaurants in the region. We aren’t leaving out the beer lovers! A Belgian Beer Tent will be part of the festivities. And if that isn’t enough to keep you busy, the band will be in full swing, the dance floor open, and wonderful baskets available for bidding.

This year, the proceeds from Fleurs et Vin will again benefit two Miami Valley charitable organizations; Dayton History and AIDS Resource Center Ohio.

This event is truly like none other in the Miami Valley!

Pre-sale tickets are $60 and will be $70 the day of the event, so get your tickets soon!

To purchase tickets and for more information, call (937) 461-2437 ext. 2029

or visit the website

See below for monthly special offers and coupons just for members!

spring at the park

-Apr. 8, 6:30am

Easter Sunrise Service

at Deeds Carillon

-Apr. 14, 6:00pm-8:00pm Victorian High Tea

at Patterson Homestead

-Apr. 17, 3:30pm-5:00pm Connect a Million Minds

at Carillon Historical Park


-May 12, 1:00pm

Clodbuster Base Ball

at the Carillon Green

-May 15, 3:30pm-5:00pm

Connect a Million Minds

at Carillon Historical Park

-May 20, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Fleurs et Vin

at Carillon Historical Park

-May 20, 2:00pm-4:00pm Victorian Afternoon Tea

at Patterson Homestead

-May 27, 11:00am

Dayton Heritage Festival

at Carillon Historical Park

-May 27, 6:00pm

Concert Band Performance

at Carillon Historical Park

-May 27, 7:00pm

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Dayton Ballet

at Carillon Historical Park

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