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Vermilion Ohio, A Good Place to Live

A pedestrian is a person who thought there were a couple of gallons left in the tank.-Anon.....Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind it doesn't matter. - Mark Twain......My one regret in life is that I'm not someone else. - Woody Allen......This week Jerry Lee Lewis pounds out an old Hank Williams thing called You Win Again..........rnt...............

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Baumhart's Window and South Street West

SHOPTALK: First off this week I want to extend a big thanks to Mary Wakefield Buxton for allowing me to use her “Becoming A Lady” story series in “VV” for the last several weeks.

ON THE DESKTOPS THIS WEEK: I think that most the stuff on the desktops this week is self-explanatory.

On the shoptop this week is a snap of the storefront window on the front of A.D. Baumhart’s Drug Store that was taken during the Vermilion Centennial Celebration in the 1937.

I note that some of the items in the display are similar to several of the items at our history museum: specifically the clock and the lamps. I do wish we had one of those old wall telephones though.

On my home desk this week is one of my favorite summer views; down the tunnel that becomes South Street nearing summer. I may have used this particular pic before. But I still like it.

RAMBLING: I think I’ve been rambling lately. I’m beginning to look a little closer at some of my paternal ancestors – and that, for one reason or another is more difficult than researching other families.

I never knew either my maternal or fraternal grandparents. But I know a good deal about my mother’s side of the family. In fact I can trace it back to 1545. But I know very little about my dad’s side of the family.

Perhaps that’s due to the fact that my dad was born in Nova Scotia, Canada – and his dad was born in Great Britain (in 1872). According to U.S. Census data Frederick Tarrant (my fraternal) grandfather became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1917, so I assume my father did as well. Dad did, however, serve in the U.S. Army in the Yankee Division during WW1. So, if he wasn’t a naturalized citizen by that time I think his military service would have allowed him that privilege.

My grandmother, Helen / Ellen / Eleanor (take your choice) Maude Lynch, was born in Nova Scotia, Canada in 1875 one of 8 children born to George and Lucinda Brown Lynch. I don’t know when my grandparents married and I only have one photograph of them together that I found purely by accident. She died in 1937 and my grandfather married women that my pop despised.

I’ll be looking further into this side of my family and, perhaps, will impart more about them in the future. But at the moment the task is causing me hesitate for some unknown reason.

BINGE WATCHING: Until just a few days ago I never heard the term “binge watching”. In fact, the term occurred to me prior to my having any knowledge of its existence when I found myself habitually watching some television program series on my Kindle Fire – one episode after another.

I now know that this is a relatively new, and widely recognized phenomenon – and that I have become part of it quite by accident.

I plan to quit. Just as soon as the series I’ve been watching ends. Pretty soon we’ll have to have a 12-step program for “binge-watchers”. “Hello, my name is ________ and I’m a binge-watcher.”

What’s next?

THE LAST ROOM: One of the things I’m trying to do in the new space at the museum is create a wall of old post cards. Below you can see my initial display.

I’m using old windows from our cottage at the Olympic Club to frame the cards. This looks okay – but I’m still not completely satisfied. I’ve tried several different approaches. This one still needs a bit more tweaking.

By the way I took this pic with one of my Kindle tablets. I didn’t have my regular camera with me and my Canon wasn’t working properly. It does an okay job.

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MUSEUM SCHEDULE: Beginning now the museum will be open six days a week from 11 AM to 3 PM. We will be closed on Sundays and Holidays. We are located at 727 Grand Street in Vermilion across the street from Vermilion's historic E&R Church. The museum is open Monday thru Saturday from 11 AM to 3 PM. A small admission donation of $3 (for adults) is requested. Children accompanied with an adult will be admitted free. For Special Tours call: 440-967-4555.

We are closed on Sundays and holidays.

Private tours during those hours and during the evening can be arranged by calling the museum, or stopping in to see us.

FIVE-OH-ONE-CEE-THREE: The museum is a 501(c)(3) organization. Consequently, all donations and memberships for the museum are tax deductible. This is retroactive to November of 2011.

Memberships for the VERMILION NEWS PRINT SHOP MUSEUM are always available. Funds generated will go toward the aforementioned renovations and maintenance of the shop.

A single membership for an adult is $15 a year.
A couple membership is $25 a year.
A student membership is $5.
And a lifetime membership is $100.

If you would like to become a member the VNPSM you can send a check or money order to:

Vermilion Print Shop Museum
727 Grand Street
Vermilion, Ohio 44089


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Girls Sunday School and the Congregational Church


LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY: Time surely flies. I look at all these faces – and the place where the pic was taken and I can’t believe so much time has passed since I knew all of them.

Do you remember?

VHS CLASS OF ’60 SEEKS “LOST” MEMBERS: The 1960 class of Vermilion High School is planning their 55th year reunion and there are several classmates whose addresses are unknown. The reunion is planned for Sunday, September 13, 2015, beginning at 2 P.M at the Vermilion Boat Club. There will also be other meet and greet opportunities in the two days before. We want to make every effort to contact all class members and we need the help of the public to make this possible. Please look at the following list of “lost” class members and, if you know their whereabouts, please contact SANDRA YEAMANS NEIDING AT 967-4190.

Missing are: Mary Ellen Belcher, Penny Clague, Bob Day, Judy Eagan, James Hill, Robert Holtcamp, Billy Kay, Mavis Keener, Bonnie Linder, Judy Lowery, Ray Luna, Wayne Rohrbaugh, Marjorie Sipos, and Richard White. – Correspondent Sandy Neiding

Vermilion Woman's Relif Corps c. 1920

Woman's Relief Corps

VERMILION’S W.R.C.: Prior to the American Civil War the role of women in our society was restricted to home management, bearing and rearing the children, and in rural communities running the family farm. Proper etiquette demanded that no proper lady should leave the house without a gentleman as an escort. When the war broke out those things changed. They had to. With fathers, husbands, sons and brothers marching off to war women had to adapt to survive although they still could not vote nor sign legal contracts. And while they could not remain proper ladies and take up arms they did respond to both the call and the cause as nurses, laundresses, spies, cooks, Sanitary and Christian Commission workers, and writers for newspapers. As the terrible war changed the face of American life so too did it forever alter the role(s) of women in our society.

In essence, the Woman's Relief Corps (WRC) was an auxiliary partner of the organization known as the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR 2-19-04). It was literally, to temper a well-worn phrase, "the mother" of all U.S. veteran's auxiliary groups.

Vermilion's Chapter of the WRC is purported to be the first patriotic organization in the village. The H. G. Delker Woman's Relief Corps, Chapter 328, was organized on May 19, 1910. (Writers Note: The fact that this report comes very near the 94th anniversary of the group's charter is purely coincidental. Also note that it is the Woman's, not Women's, Relief Corps.) Henry Delker was a local dry goods businessman. At one time associated with Mr. Englebry they operated a store in a building that would later house the Liberty Theater. Delker died on December 26, 1891 from a shoulder wound he received during the war. The musket ball that wounded him had not been removed and "had ruptured the diaphragm...finally resting upon the sacrum..."

The WRC complimented the efforts of their partner GAR organization by providing food, clothing, and other sources of aid to veterans, their wives, widows, and other members of their families. Locally the group also raised funds to help care for children at the Xenia, Ohio Orphans Home, created an Army and Nurses fund, gave money to the Red Cross, and the Vermilion Drum and Bugle" band. They also provided playing cards, cigarettes, candy, and books to the Soldiers and Sailors Home in Sandusky, and sent canned fruit, cookies, and funds to the Madison home for elderly ladies. They provided the school, the All American Girls, the Village of Vermilion, and Vermilion Girl Scout Troop #1 with silk flags. At Christmas time they distributed boxes of fruit to shut ins. On Decoration / Memorial Day they planted 146 geraniums, and placed 146 flags on the graves of veterans in Maple Grove, Brownhelm, and Rugby Cemeteries. They also participated in parades on Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July, and the one celebrating Vermilion's Centennial (in the picture).

There were 29 charter members of this group. Hattie Baxtine was the first president. Hattie Cuddeback was the first secretary, and Carrie Boss was treasurer. By the year 1940 only 3 of the charter members remained; Hattie Cuddeback, Marcia Wittmer, and Carrie Boss. All the veterans in Vermilion's GAR Post had, as remaining WRC members put it, "passed to the Land of Peace."

Throughout the years they always remained very true to their chapter's motto, "We pledge allegiance to the flag a for which it (our Republic) stands." And a W.W.1 British Army ditty, "Old soldiers never die: they simply fade away", both the GAR and WRC just simply faded away. Both organizations now belong to history, but their spirit still abides in every veterans' organization in our little town and our great nation.

Ref: The Way It Was - Vermilion 1807-1984; Betty Trinter, 1984; The Vermilion News: 6-27-4; Published in the Vermilion Photojournal 05/13/2004

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. X – No.51 – THURSDAY MAY 30,1907


Diantha B. Pelton was born in Vermilion April 23d 1840. Died May 21st 1907. She was married to James Goldsmith March 11th 1860, of this union five children were born of which two are still living. She leaves to mourn her loss a Husband, two children, Sarah Goldsmith and Mrs. L.A. Smith. Three grandchildren, one sister, three brothers and a host of friends.

Funeral sermon preached by Rev. J.W.H. Brown, Friday May 24.


The 7-year sentence of Ed Kaneen, cashier of the wrecked Citizen’s Bank of Lorain was commuted to 3 years by the Board of Pardons last week. This means that Mr. Kaneen will be a free man in June.

An old deed was filed with Recorder Hartman Friday, in connection with the setting up of affairs of the Bradley estate in Cleveland. The conveyance transferring Vermilion property was from Eli S. Barnum to Alva Bradley, one rive lot in Vermilion and was dated 1854. Among the heirs to the Bradley estate is Maurice B. Grover who married Miss Leontine Woolsey of this city. – Sandusky Register

Judge Hinman on Thursday declared a third dividend of fifteen per cent for the depositors in the Defunct Citizens Bank at Lorain. When the latest dividend it paid the depositors will have received ninety cents on the dollar. Another dividend will be declared later on and the depositors are sure of receiving back every dollar they put in the bank. The fifteen per cent dividend will be announced at Lorain next Wednesday.

Real Estate Transfers

Frank C. Hatch to Henry J. Kishman, parts of lots, Vermilion Vil., $700.

A.D. Baumhart to Wheeler F. Washburn, 1-2 int., part lot 119 Vermilion Vil., $1.

Heirs of Jacob Kuebeler to A.D. Baumhart, part of lot 119, Vermilion Vil., $1.


WANTED – Correspondent from Amherst for the Vermilion NEWS for particulars address, Publishers NEWS, Vermilion, Ohio.

Amherst will have a thoroughly old-fashioned Fourth of July this year, one of the kind that will be featured by races, athletic contest, fireworks and noisemaking. At a recent meeting of the citizens a committee was appointed to solicit funds. This committee has already been hard at work with the result that they now have a sufficient amount of money to assure the success of the venture.


Commencement week of the Amherst High School will be during the week of June 2. The calendar for the main events of the week has been completed. The baccalaureate sermon will be preached to the class on Sunday evening, June 6; and the alumni banquet will be on Friday night, June 7. The class is composed of eight young ladies.

Strong’s Corners

Richard Sanders has a new buggy.

J. Wilson and J. Dewitt have been confined to the house for the past two weeks at the home of V. Leimbach. They are now able to be out again.

Cleo Leimbach is confined o the hose wih a sore limb.

V. Leimbach has a fine stock hog.

Public Sale.

The undersigned will offer for Sale at Public auction at the late residence of John Nieding deceased, corner of South street and State road at Vermilion, Ohio, on June 14th 1907. The goods of said deceased.

One fresh Milch cow, One Wagon, One Corn Sheller, One Cultivator, One large Iron Kettle, One Carriage, One Lawn Hose, One Ice Chest, furniture, Carpets, and household fixtures. Sale to commence at 10 o’clock forenoon, Standard time. – H.A. Nieding, Administrator, A.A. Blair Auctioneer.

Word was received from Lightkeeper Codding, at West Seneca, N. Y. This week that his son Morris was suffering from scarlet fever and that the family had been quarantined 6 weeks.


The picnic at Ruggles on last Friday afternoon was well represented from this place. All report a good time.

The Kuhlman children are quite sick. Little Rosa has been in a serious condition for some time. A great deal of sympathy has been shown by friends and neighbors.

E.C. Wasem has over four hundred young chickens.

A number from here attended the Boys’ Exhibition at the Orphans’ Home Monday night. The program was well carried out. The boys all did very nicely, one receiving a prize of five dollars, one a good medal. There were several other prizes awarded. Certainly the teachers deserve great credit.

[VV. Ed. Note: I certainly wish there was some detailed information pertaining to activities at this home. Historically, the press for it has been loathsome. I do know that the orphanage director, Rev. Sprunger, was a respected member of the community.]

Mr. E. Ladrach who has been confined to the house with tonsillitis is now able to be out.


Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Heys of Ogontz spent Sunday at A. Lee’s.

Norris Welch of Mason’s Corners was in Joppa Sunday.

Wilmer Jump spent Sunday p.m. with Frankie Barnes.

Jake Nuhn called on his brother Conrad Sunday.


The township schools have closed for the summer vacation.

Mrs. Geo Rathbun spent Saturday in Cleveland.

Mrs. Fred Goodell of Buffalo, N.Y. spend Sunday the guest of Mrs. Geo Bell.

A hundred rolls of crepe paper for sale at A.D. Baumhart’s.

George Rathbun spent Sunday at home while his boat was at Cleveland.

Funeral services of Capt. Sweeny at the home Friday at one p.m. Obituary next week.

C.O. Bassett and family have returned to their summer home in Vermilion. Their many friends are glad to have them here again.

Miss Lottie Goodell who has been spending the winter at Beria, Ky., spent several days this week with Vermilion friends.

Last week through an error we omitted the death of Mrs. Goldsmith, a sister of the late Alonzo Pelton. She died last week Tuesday of pneumonia. Funeral services were held Friday.

Fred Morse of the Stmr. Weeks was home over Sunday.

The NEWS will soon be 11 years old.

[VV. Ed. Note: This takes me by surprise. The oldest paper I can find takes it back to 1897. I wonder if they meant the paper would be entering into its 11th year.]

Blood Jersey cow for sale. Enquire of Oscar Meinhert [sic].

Mrs. Emma Thompson is quite sick at her home on Grand Street.

Services will be held at the cemetery Decoration Day at 9:00 and the graves of the soldiers decorated.

Edison records for June are now in. Come in and hear them. – A.D. Baumhart

B.F. Pelton, our popular drayman, has purchased another horse to use on his dray in order to give his other horse much needed rest.

Well drillers commenced drilling new gas well at the rear of Leidheiser’s place of business on Wednesday. The successful well drilled at J.W. Leidheiser is the cause of this new well.

John Sherod is now among the happy possessors of a first class gas well, said to be one of the best in this vicinity.

Call and see the Water Power Washing Machine at Wilber’s Hardware.

The statement that Geo P. Wahl was moving a stand from Ceylon to the Linwood Park station at Vermilion, which we made a short time ago should have read Geo. Otto.

For a time the senseless whistling of locomotives on the L.S. & M.S. Ry. has been stopped in a measure, but of late the engineers seems to vie with each other to see who can make the most noise. There are a number of sick near the tracks and at a time when windows are open this senseless screeching is enough to burst the eardrums. We have gates at the crossings and electric signals for some of the gatemen. Why whistle so much? We believe it could be stopped without danger.

[VV. Ed. Note: This is an interesting article. I wonder if the incessant whistling by engineers as they passed through town was purposeful on the part of the railroad. Reduction of the number of crossings in any area certainly reduces their costs and liabilities. One way to get that done would be to annoy the hell out of people. It didn’t work too well for them back then. But it certainly worked later. There really was no safety reason for them to be laying on their horns as they passed through town night and day.]


SWEENY, John, Monday night, May 26, age 73. Funeral services at the residence Friday afternoon at 1:00 o’clock standard.

PELTON, Mrs., wife of the late Alonzo Pelton, died Tuesday, May 27. Funeral services Friday at 1:30 Standard at the Congregational Church.

REESE, Mrs. Anna, Wednesday morning, May 29, at the home of her daughter Mrs. Ed. Erbskorn. Funeral not announced.



ORAL HISTORIES: I have a good deal of music etc. on my computers. While working last Wednesday I put my iTunes library on automatic and went about doing whatever I needed to do. The music played for some time and then a recording I’d made of Vermilionite Nettie (Bogart) Welch began to play. At first I was going to stop it and move back to music. But then I decided to let it go.

It’s a 58.24-minute recording – and it’s very clear. It was made in April of 2007.

NETTIE ETC: Nettie moved on into the next life on November 28, 2014 at the age of 97. During all those years Nettie has only lived in two homes. Although toward the end of her life she made her home at the Kingston at Chappell Creek assisted living center.

She was born on what became a dairy farm on the west side of State Road (Route #60) just past the Vermilion City limits. Zack Doylk’s law offices now occupy the site. In fact Doylk's office (a brick structure) was once the Bogart Farm granary. The house, barn, and other out buildings are no longer standing.

Nettie's second home was located on a large farm on the north side of Mason Road in Florence Township. In years past it was a great fruit, vegetable and hog farm. Today her son Neil and his wife run a substantial grain farm and storage company from the site.

The week after I made the recording I used parts of it as an audio podcast for a number of weeks. Consequently, some “Viewers” got to hear what I’m hearing at the moment.

It should be noted that the value of this digital recording, and those that will hopefully follow, should not be underestimated. While it is very nice to be present during these sessions - unless one is taking intensive notes of all that is said - much of the information provided by these speakers can be overlooked. The recordings afford persons interested in local history an ability to repeatedly re-listen, make note of the details, and place it into a larger context. It, consequently, allows us an ability to fill in the gaps of an historical picture that may be quite vague. It is one that will not get any clearer if these details (for instance in and of Nettie's life and other lives) are forever lost.

I certainly encourage persons to make some written/oral record of their lives to pass on to their families – and, of course, persons such as myself. Photographs are nice, but written/oral personal histories are invaluable gifts for future generations.

"The township was named after the principle river
emptying into the lake through its territory..."

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.



…four thousand two hundred dollars, and was dedicated February 3, 1808 at which time sufficient funds were raised to clear the church of debt. Mr. Brown was pastor at this time and for several years afterward, and was their pastor at the time of his death, some years since. B. F. Eaton was the pastor in 1878.


The first permanent organization of a parish, was an election, of wardens and vestrymen in June, 1866. At a meeting of the vestry, July 5, 1866, the Rev. Charles Ogden was invited and accepted a call to take charge of the parish. On the 17th day of July, 1866, ground was broken for the present stone edifice, and the corner stone laid by the Rev. Dr. Bronson, assisted by the Rev. Charles Ogden, on the 31st day of August, 1866. The parish duly organized was incorporated under the State laws, on the 13th day of October 1866, and admitted in union with the diocese of Ohio.

The Church of Our Redeemer was consecrated, by the Right Rev. Bishop Mcllvaine, June 3, 1867. The church was erected by Russell H. Heywood, as a memorial to the departed of his family, at a cost, including the iron fence, of twelve thousand dollars, which, with a glebe [i.e. a piece of land serving as part of a clergyman's benefice and providing income.] of fifteen acres, was deeded to the wardens and vestry on the day of the consecration. On the 8th day of July, 1867, the Rev. Charles Ogden resigned his position as rector, and is now in the diocese of Vermont. The Rev. George S. Chase accepted a call to the rectorship of the parish September 37, 1867, and resigned, on account of his health, November 27, 1867, and is now Warden of the theological seminary at Fairabault, Minnesota. On the 5th day of October, 1874, the Rev. George Bosley accepted a call as rector, and on the 29th day of July, 1876, resigned. He now has charge of a parish at Bellefontaine, Ohio. The church has been open for services on all Sundays since its erection, either by clergymen or lay readers, until July, 1878. There have been one hundred and sixty-four baptisms since the organization of the church, and fifty-six confirmed, several of whom have gone to their final account, and many removed to other parishes.


The first schoolhouse was built of logs, on lot twenty, second section, at the junction of the Venice and Cold creek roads, in the fall of 1818, by Captain Andrus Parker and some of his neighbors. The first school was taught by Thomas McCullough, at fifteen dollars per month, in the winter of 1818-19, and he was paid by those who patronized the school. There were twenty-five scholars that winter. Schools were continued here only about two years. In the fall of 1831, Rev. Alvin Coe, who had previously collected a number of Indian children at Greenfield and given them instruction in the English language, moved his Communicated by R. H. Heywood school to Venice, because he could get a more suitable building there, and he continued the school about six months, teaching all the children in the vicinity that came to him for instruction.

In 1826, a log schoolhouse was built one hundred rods south of the present schoolhouse in sub district number two, and a school was taught in it. Generally two terms in a year, until one was built on the present site in 1835.

Some of the best district schools that have ever been taught in the township were taught in those days. The following are a few of the first teachers: A. W. 0. Brion, of Maine; Jonathan Fuller, James F. Wilson, and John W. Falley, the two latter since quite successful physicians.

In districting the township under the first school law, the first and second sections were made the first district; the third and fourth the second; Venice the third, and Muscash (the northwest corner of the township), the fourth. There are now eleven sub districts and four fractional, in ten of which good, substantial, commodious, and comfortable school buildings have been built. In one fractional district the house is in Groton. Good schools are now taught nine months in the year. The enumeration in the township in 1878 was eight hundred and seventeen; the attendance five hundred and four. Attendance at the high school, forty-eight. In May, 1872, the voters of the township decided by ballot to establish a central high school, and use the second story of the school building in sub-district number eight (Castalia) for that purpose. The board of education had built this large school building the year before, which is a credit to the township, and is universally approved of now, though it met with some opposition at the time. Four-month sessions are held every winter, which have proved of great benefit to the young men and ladies of this place.


About the year 1833, a temperance society was organized. The meeting was addressed by Rev.s E. Conger and L. B. Gurley, after which about fifteen signed the pledge, and organized the first temperance society in Margaretta. Since then, several other temperance organizations have been effected: one in 1859, and two others since.

Much good has been done by the societies, for they began with fifteen members, and now the majority of the people in the township are friends of temperance.

Margaretta Grange No. 488, P. of H, was organized January 30, 1873, with twenty-seven charter members. The following were the first officers: W. W. Miller, W. M.; E. D. Graves, 0.; N. E. Prentice, L.; M. F. Brown, S.; John White, A. S.; J. B. Witter, C; E. D. White, treasurer; R. F. Fowler, secretary; S. H. Rogers, G. K.; Mrs. E. D. Graves, Ceres; Ellen White, Pomona; Mrs. W. W. Miller, Flora; Mrs. L. S. Graves, L. A. S. The Grange is still flourishing with the following members as officers: J. B. Wit-…

Excerpts from: The Fire Lands, Comprising Huron and Erie Counties, Ohio; W.W. Williams - 1879 -
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back covere of 1925 phone book


THE BACK COVER: It is my intention to show the entire (or at least most of) 1925 Vermilion telephone book in "VV" - as time goes by. A few weeks back the front of the book appeared herein. And I believe that I wrote a little about the numbers, etc. inside also. But this time the pic is just a scan of the back of the booklet.

The advertisement affords us some idea of the range of items sold by George Fischer's Lumber Company. Or at least what they were selling in 1925. I'll bet he paid a good buck to have a full page ad on the book.


At the beginning of a children's sermon, one little girl came up to the alter wearing a beautiful dress. As the children are sitting down around the pastor, the pastor leans over and says to the girl, "That is a very pretty dress. Is it your Easter dress?" The girl replies almost directly into the pastor's clip-on mike, "Yes. And my Mom says it's a son of a bitch to iron."

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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'".

Pay particular note to the "Hope Homes" page during the next few months / years. They are constantly improving the lives of their youngsters and those around them. This is an exciting project accomplished by exciting people.

Although this Vermilion High School Class of 1959 reunion is over classmates may want to stay connected with each other through organizerROGER BOUGHTON. Ye can connect by mailing him @ 2205 SW 10th Ave. Austin, MN. 55912 or you can just emailRoger.

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.

MARY WAKEFIELD BUXTON’S LATEST BOOK “The Private War of William Styron” is available in paper back for $15.00 with tax and can be purchased locally at Buxton and Buxton Law Office in Urbanna, ordered from any book store, Amazon.com or Brandylane Publishing Company. A signed, hard back edition may be purchased from Mrs. Buxton directly for $30.00 by writing her at Box 488, Urbanna, VA 23175 and including $6.00 for tax, postage and packaging.

Now that's one hungry person..."

THE BEAT GOES ON: This page is generated by a dreaded Macintosh Computer and is written and designed by (me) Rich Tarrant. It will change weekly ~ usually on Saturday. Bookmark the URL (Universal Resource Locater) and come back at your own leisure. Send the page to your friends (and enemies if you wish). If you have something to share with those who visit this page, pass it on. And if you see something that is in need of correction do the same. My sister, Nancy, is a great help in that respect. It only takes me a week to get things right. And follow the links. You might find something you like. If you experience a problem with them let me know. Also, if you want to see past editions of this eZine check the new archives links below.

If you're looking for my old links section (pictured) I've replaced it with a pull-down menu (visible in the small box next to the word "Go"). If you're looking for links to more Vermilion history check that menu.

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For Persons who would like to donate to the cause (to keep these "Views" on-line you can send whatever you would like to me at the following address. And THANKS to everybody who has already donated to the cause. I doth certainly appreciate it):
Rich Tarrant
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Vermilion, Ohio
Telephone: 440-967-0988 - Cell: 440-522-8397

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