A short Thanksgiving post to keep NaBloPoMo going..day 22 people, I’m going to make it!!
If you are looking for free images, check out the New York City Library Digital Collections. This is where the postcard above originated. You can click on “public domain” and come up with hundreds of images that you can use for free. My early Christmas gift to you! Happy Turkey!
There are 19 covered bridges in this northern county of Ohio. This could be an nice road trip weekend. I’ll try to have a better memory of Ashtabula county besides my dog bite.
Ashtabula Harbor Light House
While I’m up north, why not visit a lighthouse? This light house was erected in 1836. While other lighthouses were automated, the Harbor Light remained manned until 1973. The lighthouse was restored in the 2000s and today is available for public tours.
Bob Evan’s Farm
Down on the farm! Bob Evans started in Ohio, and the farm is still in southern Ohio, not very far from me. The Farm and Homestead are now a museum. The Sausage Shop turned into the very first Bob Evan’s restaurant.
No, I’ve never seen the movie. I did read the book. You know I’m referring to “Shawshank Redemption” which was filmed at the Mansfield Reformatory. It would be interesting to take a tour through the former prison.
Ride the Cuyahoga Scenic Railroad
This is a no brainer. I can carry my bike onto the train, ride it a few miles up, and then hop off and ride back. I just need to get a day scheduled and DO IT!
Dysart Wood, an Ohio University land laboratory, is in the unglaciated Allegheny Plateau in Belmont County. There is a tract of 50 acres of old-growth white oak-beech-tulip trees. The oldest trees are 400 years old and 4 feet in diameter.
This reminds me of Conrad Richter’s novel “The Trees”. This novel was set in Ohio, around 1795, where Ohio was wild undiscovered country. There were two more books in this trilogy, “The Fields” and “The Town”. There was a TV mini-series called “The Awakening Land” in 1978, starring Elizabeth Montgomery and Hal Holbrook based on this trilogy.
What features and attractions are available to you in your state? It’s just a short Google/Pinterest search away!
I was listening to a podcast on careers called Career Talk. The host, Stephanie Dennis brought up the idea of the six word story. The six word story is well known. Hemingway is famous for his: “For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn”.
This host brought up in the podcast, what is your professional story in six words?
My professional story came to me quickly.
I’m a pharmacist living in rural Ohio, currently looking for a job. I LOVE living in the country. We have many issues in the foothills of Appalachia. Competent health care is one of them. Nearest hospital to me? I’m lucky, it’s about 25 miles away. There are counties in southern Ohio with NO Hospitals. Think about that.
I would like to continue living in rural Ohio. My professional six word story is “promote health care in rural areas”.
What is your personal story?
The host then brings up, what is your personal word story, and does it mesh with your professional story?
Contemplating both stories, I believe the two mesh. What the host was getting at, in the episode, is if you have two stories the complete antithesis of each other, perhaps you should rethink your career options.
It was a cool exercise. It was Episode 47 of Career Talk, check it out!
I’ve been collecting political buttons on and off my entire life. My sister gave me a Jay Rockefeller button as a child and I believe that started my hobby.
It was fun to go to garage sales and flea market and find buttons on the cheap.
As I got older, I joined APIC and even attended some local shows. I was not an any advanced level of collector; I would never own the rare Cox-Roosevelt jugate.
I drifted away from it in the last twenty years, although I would always buy a button here and there in antique stores that piqued my attention.
Buttons don’t seem to be generated much these past twenty years. Local rallies hosted by unions seem to garner more button creation.
This is when both candidates, president and vice president pictures are on the button.
I like to find buttons that are local to an area, either specify a location or may be linked to a local candidate.
I ended up with some quite colorful buttons from the Clinton Gore campaigns. One of my favorites was the Sesame Street Button:
The Anti Buttons
Some of the anti candidate buttons were quite funny.
In perusing my recently purchased items, now I have to come up with several more display cases!