So love driving the “Old Girl”- my 1982 MB 300d Turbodiesel

…… probably the only decent car to come out of the 1980s? Photo from 2014: Weekly trips to Bob Evans with my late-father in Sidney, Ohio (he loved all cars)…

The Spot, a Sidney Ohio landmark & Rob Lowe memories #TBT

…Recreation” and the “West Wing” among many others, visited Sidney on Friday. Lowe is in Ohio for his show “Stories I Only Tell My Friends LIVE” and stopped by Sidney

A wide swath of Western Ohio was hit by storms and tornadoes

Thankfully the tornado(es) and severe storms that blasted through Indiana and Ohio last night were all to our north. I checked in with my brother Ron in Tipp City and…

A Canon FTBn – a big investment when I was in high school #TBT

…the mid-1970s when we moved from the Toledo area to Sidney, Ohio. It was at a time when friends were already made and connecting with others was not all that…

My small town, old friends and Springsteen’s “Glory Days” #TBT

A John Cougar Mellencamp post a couple weeks ago had me remembering “my” small town of Sidney, Ohio and four of my high school friends from the late 1970s, hence…

Music Monday: John Mellencamp songs and my parents

https://youtu.be/0CVLVaBECuc Surprised even myself that I’ve not made a Music Monday post highlighting music from John Cougar Mellencamp since my parents square danced in the 1990s with his mother and…

A bit of my family legacy and our history found through tools

…street (current Streetview of his childhood house & corn where DadC’s father’s service station was) and worked in Toledo until 1973, he retired from the electrical division in Sidney, Ohio

You too can restore a cast iron skillet like Jon Peters

…cast iron (were made in Sidney, Ohio), but there was something great about using those big heavy “somewhat” greasy skillets in our little two bedroom house. But as new parents,…

Annalyn was dedicated at Waterville Community Church

…panels) and was was the company where my dad started working after returning from Korea and then the now closed Sidney, Ohio electrical division is from where he retired after…

Painted heirloom wicker chairs on this Father’s Day weekend

…my Grandmother Ruth “Walker” Bluhm side). My Grandmother and Grandfather Bluhm used them for years on their Wright Avenue front porch in Toledo Ohio, then my mom treasured them so…

The eye of a good photographer and interest to apply the science

…my sophomore year so slipping into the roll of school photographer was a way for me to meet friends in a new school and a new city (Sidney, Ohio). I…

Leftover photos from the long weekend

…to follow function! Speaking of function, Brenda unpacked a few more of my mom’s kitchen items she brought back from Sidney … and the memories came rushing back when I…

Severed my final tie bringing me back to Sidney, Ohio this week

My brother and I closed our final chapter of “Our Life in Sidney, Ohio” this week after finalizing the sale of my parents home. The “young” new owners have some…

Long shot, but are you looking for a nice home in Sidney Ohio?

My Sidney Ohio ties are close to ending as my brother and I are getting Mom and Dad’s house ready to sell. We’re planning an estate sale on June 4-5th…

The 1958 Packard Hawk is still in the family and in my garage

  With a little help from the tow company’s flatbed delivery guy, my Dad’s 1958 Packard Hawk has been safely moved from Sidney, Ohio to my garage. Although I was…

Hemmings Classic Car highlighted the 1958 Packard Hawk

…in downtown Sidney Ohio in September of 2013 … I’m so glad I had that time (and many others) together with my dad.  — Quick photos of the magazine spread…

When was the last time diesel fuel was $1.90/gal?

I detoured to stop my dad’s house in Sidney Ohio on my way back from NE Ohio on Thursday night while driving the ’82 Mercedes 300D Turbodiesel and was shocked…

Honor and respect: A memorial service for my father

On Monday (August 17, 2015), we held the memorial service for my dad at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sidney, Ohio. Dad died on August 12th after his “thankfully” short…

Obituary for my Dad — When it rains, it pours

…was time. My brother Ron, his wife Claire and I rotated shifts allow with Wilson Hospice in Sidney Ohio to make the transition from living to dying as gentle as…

Dad back from 3 days in the hospital and THE INCISION

It was the weekend for visiting … both my dad who returned to Lane Park Assisted Living in Sidney, Ohio and my wife Brenda who is recovering from her fall…

Taylor 2.0 – second career position and our weekend recap

Taylor 2.0 … on his way to work (left). Monday, June 22, 2015, is my son’s first day as Planner for Clermont County, Ohio. Hopefully the last two years of…

Glad to be able to spend a few hours with my dad each week

…thankful things have settle down and both ‘he’ and ‘we’ are pretty satisfied with the Park Lane assisted living facility and staff in Sidney, Ohio. Unfortunately … with the staff…

A dead tree, or two, or three, makes for a big expense

…trees since I was a teenager. My family heated with wood in the “Buck Stove” in Sidney, Ohio and  on school breaks I worked cutting, splitting and delivering logs. Even…

Personal: We moved my dad from rehab to assisted living

…himself heard and decided he wanted to live near his home for almost 40 years, Sidney, Ohio (has it really been that long?) The icing on the cake was when…

An update on my dad …

…After a brief hospital stay in February for two fractures in his pelvis after a fall, DadC entered rehab near my brother Ron’s house in Tipp City, Ohio (south of…

More Honda dollars headed for Anna Ohio Engine Plant

While visiting my dad in Sidney, Ohio this week I could help but catch the headlines in the local paper – Honda invests $340M in AEP (Anna Engine Plant). The…

Oregon Ohio will make a name change for a day

This story hits home on two accounts … 1) Oregon, Ohio is a suburb of Toledo, Ohio where I went to school until moving to Sidney, Ohio in high school….

Visiting Dad, having breakfast and enjoying the fall colors

…We had our normal breakfast at Bob Evans in Sidney, Ohio and I filled him in on Katelyn, Drew and Taylor (sometimes it’s dinner, depending on my appointments). Dad is…

Archiving Bing maps aerial photos before they are gone

on Lake Erie. Although my family moved to the “metropolis” of Sidney Ohio when I was in high school, my fondest memories were of growing up on the lake. I’ve…

A busy and productive weekend ended with a beautiful sunset

I hate thinking it is an Indian summer, but the weather in SE Ohio has been beautiful. Besides working around our yard (many projects) I was up to Sidney and…

Archive: A short video history clip on Sidney, Ohio

I don’t necessarily call Sidney, Ohio “home” since I only spent the last couple years of high school there and then was off to college, but I do returned regularly…

One year ago today my mom passed away

…“it is the simple things in life that mean the most.” I love and miss you mom. — Mom (Jeanine Corbett) at home in Sidney Ohio — October in 2010…

A day with my dad in Sidney Ohio at the Applefest and Carshow

…Shelby County Applefest in downtown Sidney Ohio on Saturday and wondered if I was going to enter my Mercedes Benz 300D Turbodiesel this year. I laughed at the idea since…

My mom’s struggle is over

…morning — 12/17. My brother and I will be with my Dad to finalize the funeral plans at Cromes Funeral Home in Sidney Ohio. Thanks for the thoughtful messages these…

Personal: An update on my mom …

…my head this past year. Between my dad, who is with mom almost all the time, my brother Ron (thankfully able get to Sidney regularly—he is closer) and me (weekends…

Dorothy Love: A nice place for rehab [edit]

…a better place than the Dorothy Love community. It is just a few miles from my mom and dad’s house in Sidney Ohio and an easy country road drive for…

Visiting Mom and Dad with family again

…something dad ever did even with us kids – a different generation I suppose?) —   My cousin Diane and her husband Bert Mears were down to Sidney from Maumee…

Obituary: Steven “Steve” W. Weadock

…high school cohorts during our junior and senior years. I appreciated my mother sending the obituary from the local Sidney Ohio newspaper an only wished I would have connected with…

Trip to Washington with Shelby Co Ohio WW2 & Korea Veterans

for the vets. Besides lining the Sidney Ohio roadway while departing on Friday morning (very humbling to all the vets I might add), the school children, supportive residents and families…

Archiving: Nicknames, the Fearsome Foursome and the Fiberpile

…the answer being an obvious no. I never felt all that connected to Sidney High School since my family moved to town during the last couple years of high school…

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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