Tag: Lima Ohio

Cans ‘n’ Stuff

The forlorn, former home of Cans ‘n’ Stuff The street on which I was raised runs nearly three quarters of a mile, a straight line along its entire length. We lived almost dead center, whence I could pedal my bike a satisfying distance in either direction. On the west end of the avenue lived Big […]

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The Honeymooners

A scene from a Hollywood classic?  No, it’s only Mom and Dad. On September 27, 1952, a young couple from Lima, Ohio boarded a Pennsylvania Railroad Company train bound for Chicago to celebrate their honeymoon.  Mature enough to marry yet still literal teenagers, the 19-year-old newlyweds must have felt very grown up as they sped toward the […]

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Alice in Limaland

“We kept getting jostled from all the kids dancing with wild abandon.” This Monday will be the tenth anniversary of one of the most improbable and unusual adventures experienced by my parents, and I am the one to blame.  By the time it was all over, our quirky story had been covered twice by the […]

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