Satellite Map - Over Vermilion
SHOPTALK: It’s been a week of milestones. 72 years ago today – December 7th 1941 – the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Thursday – December 5th 1933 - was the 80th anniversary of the end of Prohibition. Also (as everyone already knows) on Thursday Nelson Mandela - South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist – died.
I read two novels, wrote a story, made eggplant parmesan, attended two meetings, swept and scrubbed a floor, hauled and stocked food at the local food pantry, made a collage of old pix on a bulletin board, printed a goodly number of greeting cards along with some old photographs at the print shop, discovered a cool photograph of my fraternal grandmother who I’d never seen before, and, oddly enough, took a great deal of pleasure from simply placing a small lit Christmas tree in an upper window at the museum. Never a dull moment.
A SPORTING THOUGHT: Persons who follow professional football know that the Cleveland Browns just can’t catch a break – nor a win. And, normally, I wouldn’t care too much because it’s been much like this for a good number of years. However, the Browns really have a very good team this year. Their record certainly doesn’t’ show it – but they do have a good team.
Their heart-rending situation reminds me of my youth. When I was around 13 or 14 years old I was a basketball enthusiast and carried a ball with me everywhere I went. I had it – as the expression goes - down. I was a good shot. I was hot.
And then one day a friend (David Buell) had his 8mm movie camera and began shooting footage of me shooting the ball on the court behind South Street School. It was one of the funniest movies I’d ever seen.
It was funny because I couldn’t make a basket for the life of me. If I’d had a ladder and been right over the basket the ball would not have dropped. And though it wasn’t real funny (to me) at the time – when I saw the film it was really hilarious.
And that’s how I see the Cleveland Browns situation. It doesn’t matter how hard they try nor how much talent they have it’s just not in the proverbial stars for them to win…anything.
Their luck will change sometime. It just won’t be right now.
STOP AT THE SHOP: If your in town drop by the print shop, take the tour, purchase some custom greeting / note cards, and / or a souvenir VNPSM coffee mug, and receive a priceless VNPSM pen for walking through the door. And if you want I will take your picture an put it on a greeting card – and add a personal note - while you wait.
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.
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK:Take the time to visit us on Facebook. Click on the badge below and stop in. We'll keep adding pix as we go along. If you're in the area come on in. I try to be there in the a.m. most everyday. If you see a Chevy Silverado in the drive with the plate "MRCOOKR" stop by and see what's cooking.
Okagi & Friend
M. OKAGI: This is the best photograph I have of Vermilion’s famed restaurateur Mamouro Okagi. I, unfortunately, don’t recognize the other fellow in the photo. (It may be that a “viewer” may recognize him.)
I’ve written of Okagi numerous times because I’ve always found him to be an unusual character. I don’t believe he ever became a naturalized citizen – but he was as American as they came. He was a member of the local order of the Free Masons, and, as this photo demonstrates, he was also a member of the local Rotary organization.
During WW2 he was questioned, but never detained, by federal authorities. During his lifetime he visited Japan numerous times – and even encouraged some of his Vermilion friends to accompany him. (I don’t know if that ever happened.)
Okagi didn’t have any children. His first wife – a French lady - took her own life rather than suffer a drawn-out battle with cancer.
He adopted two Vermilion kids. The girl, Mary, married Russ Vasbinder. Russ was a partner in the restaurant with Cecil Thomas when Okagi left town. The boy (I can’t recall his name off-hand) became a pilot during WW2, and afterward flew commercial airlines.
Mr. O. left town sometime during the mid 1950s and went to California where he re-married. He died in Los Angeles.
ONCE UPON A SUMMER’S EVE: Tempestuous American novelist/poet Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) once sagely, albeit sarcastically, remarked that perhaps "The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant - and let the air out of the tires." She was, of course, referring to that generation of youngsters who came of age during the middle years of the 20th century. Those were the years sandwiched between the big bands of Glenn Miller, the Dorsey boys, Duke Ellington, and Tex Beneke - and a new sound heralded by a Cleveland, Ohio disc jockey named Freed. He called the sound - which was perceived by some to be a fusion of country, gospel, and rhythm and blues music - "rock and roll."
This was also a time when American youngsters were being afforded a freedom hitherto unknown by many other teens their age; they had relatively easy access to automobiles. And while such access didn't allow most to travel great distances in pursuit of new recreations it did allow them some temporary respite from immediate parental super vision. It also allowed them to avoid the ofttimes-irksome activities proffered up by well-intentioned folks who were not only over the proverbial hill, but were halfway through the proverbial woods as well. In brief, this new freedom (to be redundantly redundant) allowed teenagers to be teenagers among teenagers.
The Vermilion Ohio community of the late 1940's through the 1950's had some wonderful distractions for youngsters aside from obvious river and lake activities. There was the Liberty Theater; Crystal Beach Amusement Park with its Crystal Ballroom; the Ruggles Beach Dance Hall; and then - secreted away from all main thorough fares - there was the wonderful Vermilion -On - The-Lake Clubhouse.
Early promoters of the development that became Vermilion-on-the-Lake referred to it as "the Atlantic City of Lake Erie." One of the initial improvements made by the V.O.L. Company had been that of building the Club House. It was constructed at about the middle of the nearly mile long lake front property. An old barn that stood near the site was razed and many of the heavier timbers from it were used in the construction of the facility. Logs harvested from trees cut down while building the streets had been used to finish the structure. Although the original intent of the architects of the development were never completely realized the Club House did become a popular dance spot for area youngsters during the 1950's.
The snapshot accompanying "Yesteryear" this week is an informal portrait of a group of young people from Vermilion's Olympic Outing Club just prior to attending a function at the clubhouse. From a distance of 50 years the young ladies may appear to be dressed for a more formal occasion. However; their attire was not at all unusual - it was customary. The clothing of the young men in the photo, as is obvious, was far less ceremonious.
Pictured from left to right are: Janet (Dorsey) Murray, Dick Aerni, June (Aerni) Rini, Susie Dister, Joyce (Dorsey) Gill, and Jim Dillon.
While none of the persons in the photo were year-round Vermilion residents when these shadows were captured two of them eventually became, not only permanent residents, but active members of the community as well.
And once upon a summer's eve in Vermilion, Ohio music filled the air about the V.O.L. Clubhouse; moonlight fell quietly across the surface of Lake Erie; teenagers 'were allowed to be teenagers among teenagers; and all was right in the world.
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.30 – Jan. 4, 1906.
The case of Christ Hauff against the N.Y.C. & St. L. Ry. Co. comes to the court of common pleas from Justice Baumhart’s court at Vermilion on appeal by the defendant. The plaintiff claims that he has suffered damages to the extent of $107.50 from sparks thrown from locomotives which have set fire to his property at different times.
The town council met Tuesday evening and closed up the affairs of the year. Marshal Delker took the oath of office and the bond of the new treasurer, J.A. Klaar was approved and he was sworn in. The auditing committees reports wre read and accepted. The speed ordinance for steam roads was repealed as some of the requirements had been complied with especially by the L.S. ry. Co. The bills were ordered paid and the old council became a thing of the past. After the adjournment the clerk and mayor and four new councilmen, Becker, Miller, Minium and Wahl were sworn in. The council was then called to order and organized.
Geo. P. Wahl was elected mayor pro tem. Mayor Williams then appointed the following committees.
Street – Wahl, Mattison, Miller. Sidewalk – Becker, Minium, Nieding.
Public Grounds – Mattison, Minium, Wahl.
Fire – Miller, Becker, Wahl.
Finance – Miller, Minium, Nieding.
Street Lighting – Miller, Becker, Matison.
The Mayor then appointed Wm. Englebry to succeed himself as cemetery trustee; W.A. Tischer fire chief; and Mattison street commissioner.
The appointments were confirmed.
Messrs Wahl and Mattison were appointed to visit the railroad office at Cleveland to see what portion of the cost of elecgric lighting they would assume.
After some further discussion on various subjects council adjourned.
Beautiful weather opens the New Year. School begins today after one weeks vacation.
Mrs. George Clary is very sick and very little hope is entertained for her recovery. She is eighty-five years old.
The Christmas exercises at the M.E. church passed off the best ever. The singing by the children was received with great satisfaction by the audience. The choir rendered a Christmas anthem. The trio sung by Mrs. Funk, Mrs. Howe and Mrs. Darby was good. The speaking by the little folks was well done.
Everyone is pleased over the new arrangement of running cars on the C. & S. W. line. Through cars from Norwalk to Cleveland and two limited cars making it very convenient for all.
Mr. Sturdevant has gone to work blacksmithing in Kriss Klein’s old shop.
W.T. Blunt, Supt. Of the Cleveland Division of harbor improvements, has been presented with a diamond ring by the employes [sic].
Mr. Blunt expects to take charge of a dredge plant at Boston, Mass. In the near future.
Mr. Allgood of Florence and Mrs. Sloat of this place were married Thursday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rosenbach, Rev. Knapp officiating. They will reside in Florence.
Capt. Montague, who is at the Buffalo general hospital is improving but will not be able to come home for some time.
Harbor lights have been recommended and will be established at Huron in the near future.
Sophia C. Kline was born near Vermilion, March 4th, 1855, entered into rest on Christmas morning 1905, aged 50 years, 9 months, and 21 days. Her girlhood days were spent in Birmingham. Later in life she attended Oberlin College. In May 1877 she was united in marriage to Woodward H. Todd who preceded her to the Great Beyond nearly six years since. Unto them two sons were born, Otto and Albert, who with the latter’s wife, Cora, and little grand-daughter, Ione, are left to mourn her departure. Mother was the eldest of a family of eleven children, of whom six sisters and one brother remain. She who lies here clothed in the perfect peace of Death was a loving wife, and mother, and a good woman, kind hearted and generous to a fault. This the old homestead had been her home for thirty years, and now in life’s very noontide, she goes hence. For the past year nmothe has been a great sufferer but, [VV. Ed. Note: This passage ends as you now see it.]
The funeral was held from her late home on Friday, Dec. 29th. Rev. J.W. H. Brown, of Vermilion officiating. The floral tributes were numerous and extremely beautiful….
Miss Brown has resigned her position at the telephone exchange and has accepted a position of teacher at Crestline.
A few of the friends and classmates of Miss Nellie Klaar were pleasantly entertained at her home Friday evening in honor the eighteenth anniversary of her birth.
Farm For Rent – Seventy-seven acres, located four miles south of Vermilion, nine room house and usual out buildings. For particulars address F.B. care of News office.
C. Heidloff is reported quite ill.
We have a number of nicely bound books for sale at the News office. 10c and 17c. each.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gosche are the proud parents of a baby boy, born Jan.2, ’06.
The Bellevue News Daily has consolidated with the Gazette leaving that city with but one daily paper again.
Revival services every evening at the M.E. church next week. You are invited.
A report from Lorain says “Last Friday evening as the nickel Plate passenger train due here at 9:14 was passing Serman switch near Geneva, some unknown parties pulled the bell cord. No sooner had the train come to a stop than shots were heard coming from the express car. The messenger and conductor opened fire on a party of men who were seen to jump from the bumpers of the express car. They escaped into the woods without robbing the car.”
Lee Tischer left yesterday for Jacksonville Florida.
Born – to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Grisel Dec. 29th a 6 lb. daughter.
The Misses Cuddeback are quite ill at their house west of town.
Capt. Montague of Huron is reported seriously ill with typhoid fever.
Capts. Bailey, Walper, Gegenheimer and Moody spent yesterday at Cleveland.
A Fremont young man who is an inventive genius and has already invented and patented a number of valuable articles, is now at work and has bout perfected another invention which, if a success, will be a wonder and bring the young inventor fame and fortune. The invention consists of a graphophone [sic] attachment for a clock. Instead of the clock striking the hour as now, the clock with the attachment will call out 6:15, 8:30, 12:45 etc. just a human voice.
August Miller who has kept the Castalia Club hose for the past thirty years was killed Sunday morning by falling.
Dr. LeRoy Chadwick is clerking in his brohter’s furniture store at Jacksonville , Fla. He shows very little interest in the fate of his wife, the famous Cassie L.
THE LAST MAYOR: What might have been never was. It's a tale old as the world. Was it the result of opportunities missed; opportunities that never materialized; just dumb luck; or was it all of the above? Who knows but the good Lord himself. It's just the way "the cookie crumbled". Or at least it's the way it crumbled for Charlie and (I believe) for Vermilion, Ohio as well.
Charles (a.k.a. "Charlie", "Chub", or "Chubby") Wheeler Baumhart became the youngest citizen in the Village of Vermilion on March 30, 1914. He was the second of two sons born to Albert David Sr. and Effie (Washburn) Baumhart. The elder Baumhart (to further smoosh an idiom to pieces) was a "pretty smart cookie". Though a pharmacist by trade - his ambitions did not end there. When a new communication device came to town in 1901 (i.e. the telephone) he was in on it. When a new form of entertainment came to town (i.e. motion pictures) he was in on it. And when a new organization (i.e. Rotary) of professional persons was organized in the village in the late 1920's he was in on it too. Thus, it should surprise few to know that A. D. (as most townsfolk very. aptly called him) both harbored and nourished some rather lofty political goals for his boys. Yet, be that as it was, Charlie never quite went as far as he might - nor as expected.
He was reasonably good at his studies while attending Vermilion schools - graduating in 1932. But he was hardly a "distinguished" scholar. And he was a reasonably good athlete. He played, and lettered in, both basketball and football during his high school years. But he was hardly a "distinguished" athlete; and neither were the teams on which he played.
In the 1932 high school yearbook “Hi Times" the football team was memorialized with the following comment: "... As the season advanced a spirit which is not often seen in losing teams seemed to get into the fellows..." While the comment was intended to be both polite and positive the gist of it is inescapable. The win-loss record was not memorialized.
After high school and college Charlie worked in the Ohio State Treasurer's Office in Columbus for a number of years returning to Vermilion in the 1950's to help his ageing father and stepmother Frances (Bullok) operate their pharmacy on Division Street. In the meantime his older brother, Dave (A.D. Jr.) had distinguished himself as a publishing company representative, a member of the Ohio State Senate (1937 - 1940); a lieutenant commander in the Navy during W.W.II; and as a Congressman for the 13th District of Ohio (January 3, 1955- January 3,1961).
Charlie's political career, on the other hand, was far less stellar than that of his older brother. Though he was no less charming than Dave, he was considerably more capable - at least intellectually - than his father apparently recognized. The consequence was that he was left to his own devices to fashion a career in politics. He started at the bottom; first as a member of the Vermilion Village Council, and then as Mayor.
During Charlie's tenure on council and as Mayor the community was on the verge of an expansion in population and, concomitantly, commerce that was theretofore and thereafter unprecedented. The positive merits of this expansion may, for some folks, be debatable. The inevitable reality was, however, that the influx of new faces and ideas from more urbane environs put an end to the "colonial-type" leadership of the past. And Charlie's political career, as well as the pastoral ambience of the place known as Vermilion, Ohio, were forever relegated to a yesteryear few persons now recall.
Charlie died in October of 1973. He had spent the remainder of his years working for the U.S. Postal Service - walking to and from work - a newspaper tucked under his arm, and a cigar clenched betwixt his teeth. The words of that 1932 yearbook seemed to echo in his footsteps: "As the season advanced a spirit which is not often seen in losing teams seemed to get into the fellows. This spirit was shown in the playing of the team, as a team, and not as just so many individuals."
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.
…newly found home. They were the parents of seven children.
Nahum Gilson, in 1830, became agent for Hon. John W. Allen, of Cleveland (where the latter is still residing, in the seventy-seventh year of his age), for the sale of some two thousand acres of land, situated in Norwich township. Mr. Allen had purchased the land at one dollar per acre, and authorized Mr. Gilson to place it in the market at two dollars per acre. This Mr. Gilson did, disposing of the last lot to Mr. James Robinson. Mr. Allen speaks in very high terms of praise as to the straightforward, business like manner in which this trust was executed.
A. B. Gilson was born in Norwich township, April 33, 1827, and grew up enjoying the usual advantages and suffering the usual disadvantages of the farmer boy. He secured a common school education, and at the age of eighteen began teaching, being examined by and securing his first certificate from Judge Stickney. His first school was in the village of Havana, and the amount of his wages was eleven dollars per month, he finding his own board. He taught thirteen succeeding winters, with the exception of one season, and his last school was in the district in which he resides. There was something of a disparity between the remuneration at the beginning and the end of this long term of school life; for his last school teaching was paid for at the rate of two dollars per day, and the teacher boarded. He began teaching music, also, when he was eighteen years of age, and has taught almost continuously, in one form or another, ever since. He is now president of the Huron County Musical Association.
When the war of the rebellion broke out, Mr. Gilson patriotically devoted his best energies to the support of the Union cause. In the fall of 1863, he raised a company of one hundred and fifteen men. He was elected captain, and received his commission from Governor David Tod. On the occurrence of the reorganization he was made major, but the force being consolidated with other regiments he was retired and came home. He is the oldest man now living in Norwich, who was born there. Mr. Gilson is an active, stirring man, now, as he ever has been—a man of affairs, and one who labors for the general good, as well as for personal success. He is both liberal minded and liberal hearted.
He married Miss Eliza, daughter of Mr. Chauncey Baker and Mrs. Rhoda (Webster) Baker, of Granger township, Medina county, born February 20, 1842. The marriage ceremony was performed in Cleveland, February 8, 1862, by Prof. Samuel Foljambee. This couple have one child, Ada B., a beautiful little girl, born December 25, 1875.
E. W. Gilson, brother of A. B., was treasurer of Huron county from 1874 to 1878. He was also justice of the peace in his own township for thirteen years, and held the office of township clerk for fifteen years, possessing the confidence of the people to such a degree that men of both parties gave him their cordial support.
John Bowen, only child of Constant and Agnes Bowen (whose maiden name was Parker), was born in Salem county New Jersey, March 11, 1805. When about a year old, his parents started on a journey to the distant west, as Ohio was then called. His mother died during the journey through Pennsylvania, and was buried at the foot of the Blue Ridge mountains. The father, with his infant child, remained in Pennsylvania about a year, when he removed to Columbiana county, Ohio, and worked in a furnace at New Lisbon for a few years. He then removed to Coshocton county, where he continued to reside until 1821. He subsequently resided in Richland county a year, and a few years in Crawford county, and then removed to Scott township, Marion county, where he made his first purchase of land and settled. He married his second wife (Sarah Hill) in 1819, by which union there were born nine children, only one of whom survives—a son, now living in Indiana.
The subject of this notice married, in Marion county, Ohio, March 11, 1832, Christena Robinson, daughter of William and Lucretia Robinson, who was born March 11, 1813. It will be noticed as a somewhat singular circumstance that the birth of Mr. and Mrs. Bowen, as well as their marriage, occurred on the same day of the same month. About eighteen months after his marriage, Mr. Bowen settled on the place where he still resides. He found the land still heavily timbered, and by no means easy to bring under cultivation, but he was strong of heart and sturdy of limb, and the labor and hardship necessary in the acquisition of a home in the woods possessed for him no insuperable difficulties. Indeed, he was offered by his father the gift of a farm in Indiana if he would remove thither and abandon what seemed to him a hopeless task; but he declined, preferring, rather, to remain where he had "stuck his stakes," and with nothing to begin with but his axe, his own strong hands, and the assistance of his efficient wife, get a home out of the woods.
Mr. Bowen, in an early day, engaged in the manufacture of brick, and was also a brick mason, and followed the trade to a considerable extent, more especially in the erection of chimneys. He burnt the second kiln of brick that were made in Norwich, and built on William Robinson's log house, in the fall of 1834, the pioneer brick chimney in the township. Mr. Bowen's chief occupation, however, has been that of farming, and his life has been one of steady, plodding toil, in which his wife has been a cheerful and…
Excerpts from: The Fire Lands, Comprising Huron and Erie Counties, Ohio; W.W. Williams - 1879 -
Press of Leader Printing Company, Cleveland, Ohio
1924 Essex: I don’t have much background on this pic except to say that the driver is my grandfather Pearl Roscoe (the passengers are his daughters Alice and Ella my Mom). The pic was taken in from of The Vermilion News Print Shop on Grand Street in Vermilion. And if the license plate is correct the year is 1924. I note that the passenger door is open – so I assume my grandmother (Bessie Roscoe) jumped out to capture the moment. If that’s so the moment must have been deemed important.
The only thing I can think of as being worthy of note that might merit a pic is the car. It’s a 1924 Essex coach sedan. In 1924, Essex introduced a new 6-cylinder engine. This 5-passenger sedan is referred to as “the Essex six series”. It had a 110 ½” wheelbase, L-head, weighs 2305 pounds, and was produced by Hudson Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan. Original selling price was approximately $975. This was the first six-cylinder closed car to sell for less than $1000. Essex cars were produced for fifteen years, from 1919 to 1934 when Hudson dropped the name.
The auto in the driveway looks as though it may have been a Ford Model T. Whether it belonged to my grandparents – or perhaps to my father – isn’t something I know. But Roscoes’ Essex was a beauty.
1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.
2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.
3. The NY Times is read by people who think George Soros bought the right people to run the country.
4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country, but really don't understand the Washington Post; they do, however, like their statistics in "Pie charts".
5. The LA Times is read by people who wouldn't mind running the country if they could spare the time, and they didn't have to leave LA to do it. And they aren't quite sure whether it is Coke or Weed that is illegal.
6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country and did a far superior job, thank you very much!
7. The NY Daily News is read by people who aren't too sure who's running the country, and don't really care as long as they get a seat on the train.
8. The NY Post is read by people who don't care who's running the country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated and/or it's extramarital.
9. The SF Chronicle is read by people who aren't sure there is a country...or that anyone is running it; but whoever it is, they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are handicapped minority feminist atheist gay dwarves, who also happen to be illegal aliens from any country or galaxy as long as they are Democrats.
10. The Miami Herald is read by people who run another country, but need the baseball scores.
11. The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery store.
12. The Huffington Post is read by people, who want to get the news that were censored by the US mainstream media.
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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