Friday, June 29, 2007

Tropical Colored Roses

I wanted to share this beautiful bouquet of Tropical Colored Roses. I really like the different colors.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Bend View Metropark

Today I visited Bend View Metropark which offers an unequaled view of a 90-degree bend in the Maumee River. The park is only accessible by hiking 2.2 miles from Farnsworth Metropark and following the Towpath Trail of Miami and Erie Canal. It is worth the walk for what is the best view along the Maumee River Valley.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Veterans Glass City Memorial Bridge

I walked the Veterans Glass City Memorial Bridge to get a close up look at its construction. I was impressed with the bridge itself. I was not impressed with all the politicans giving speaches.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

World Oldest Man

The oldest man in the world, Tomoji Tanabe (111 year old) from Japan has apologised for living so long. Can you believe that! This article hit me hard because my parents are entering there 80's and it disturbs me that anyone could think the elderly are unworthy of life. I ask myself why he feels this way and I conclude its the culture of our time where the young are praised and the old are discarded.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Sad Odd Mystery

I became aware of this mystery when I was in the 6th grade attending Central Middle School in Laurinburg NC. After school, a friend took me to the local funeral home a block away and stowed in the corner of the garage where the Hurst were parked stood a 5 foot by 2 foot wooden box on edge. Opening the lid of that box, I jumped and yelled and needless to say I ran all the way home (about a mile). Inside rested the remains of the man we called Spaghetti. A carnival worker killed in a fight in Laurinburg in 1911. The body was to be claimed but never was and so time passed and he ended up in that corner of that garage. I paid several visits to that wooden box to satisfy my curiosity and to this day have vivid memories of that man. Carefully reading the photo will answer the end of this mystery. If anyone wishes to enquire about the rest of the story then comment and I will respond.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Pilot Mountain State Park

The last several years when visiting family in North Carolina we have picniced on Pilot Mountain, rising more than 1,400 feet above the rolling countryside of the upper Piedmont plateau, offers a commanding view of the countryside. Dedicated as a National Natural Landmark in 1976, this majestic peak is the centerpiece of Pilot Mountain State Park. The drive up and down to and from the summit is very steep with lots of curves making if very enjoyable. The landscape views are wonderful especially when the hawks are drifting on the air currents in front of you. If your in the area I would suggest that you visit Pilot Mountain State Park.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

1930 Ford Model T

Ran across this gem a 1930 Ford Model T. What a beautiful car!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

President William McKinley Memorial

My family and I are on vacation and this was our first stop of this journey. The William McKinley Memorial in Canton, Ohio is a impressive memorial to the 25th President of the United States who was assassinated while in office. School children from across the nation donated their pennies 100 years ago, to help build a spectacular monument to President McKinley.
The memorial and grounds are beautiful. Google ariel view of McKinley Memorial.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Tribute to Civil War Veterans

During lunch I took these pictures of a monument that memorialized Civil War Veterans from Monclova Township Ohio. There are 22 names listed on the memorial giving the date of birth, death, and place of death. This memorial was dedicated in 1870 and rededicated in 2000. This is a wonderful tribute to the men who gave all to preserve the union.

Monday, June 4, 2007

I recently came across a global search engine masterseek that provides quick and free access to company profiles, contact information, and descriptions of products and services from more than 45 million companies throughout the world. This site offered a quick reference to every industry known while making navigating the site easy and enjoyable. would enhance any persons web search profile database and provide a quick and easy starting off point for business/individuals looking for information to compete in this global climate. If you are looking for a particular company or a contact then is the web site for you.

Tecumseh Outdoor Drama

I recently attended the Outdoor Drama TECUMSEH at the Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre complex in Chillicothe, Ohio and can say without a doubt this drama is the most mesmerizing outdoor drama in the nation. The action and storyline of this chapter of American history makes a very compelling story of one mans struggle to save his people and their heritage. This drama is performed in the very place Tecumseh lived and portrays the hardships and struggles of the Shawnee and the efforts of Tecumseh to secure a lasting peace with the Great White Father. I would strongly recommend this drama to anyone. You will not be disappointed. This drama was simply awesome!