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Monday, November 26, 2007

turkey in the straw

There was a short bit of music used on NPR a couple of weeks ago that stuck in my head. I had written down what I thought was the artist's name...didn't come very close but found it this morning. Georgia Wettlin-Larsen is a Native American singer. Turkey in the Straw

Sunday, November 25, 2007

moving websites and are being moved to different servers and may be down for a while, or a day.

Friday, November 16, 2007

oak hill

Oak Hill Cottage is decorated and ready for Christmas tours beginning this weekend. Regular tour hours are Sundays from 2 to 5 pm until December 30. Groups can be scheduled for any other day by calling 419 524-1765. The organ will be played during Sunday tours. After Dec. 30 the house is closed until tours resume about the first Sunday in April.

Friday, November 9, 2007


The crows are roosting in Central Park at night, so I guess winter is officially here.
We had such a lush growing season that the countryside still looks good, even with most of the leaves fallen.
The Mansfield school levy passed!
Don Culliver won the mayoral race.
I'm now on the Board at Oak Hill (Richland County Historical Society), and will be getting a website up and running again for them soon.
My year as sec/treas of MBOR is about up and I'll be sec/treas elect for 2008.
Events are over at the Appleseed amphitheater for 2007, and it's being winterized.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

the black orchid of ohio...joe dush and the maxwell code

Not long after opening my bookshop in 1995 I met a book collector from Willard named Joe Dush, well known as a consummate collector of Ohio material. His reputation as an attorney and gentleman had in fact found its way into print in Jack Matthews book about the legendary Mansfield bookman, Ernie Wessen, which I had in my collection. The following article in the AE Monthly revolves around the rarest Ohio book, the Maxwell Code, owned by Dush and sold at auction after his death, and coming up for auction again this December. The Black Orchid of Ohio.