Another weather report. This morning when I logged on to my computer it showed our temperature at 27 degrees! BRRRRRRRRRR......I guess Winter has arrived. The houses, yards and shrubs were all covered with a heavy frost too! :-( Too cold already for my old bones!
Hey,Babs is 12:20 pm here in Il. an 68 degrees. I even have some roses in bloom.It could stay this nice all yr. round but thats asking for to much.We know this nice weather is about to end.So prepare HA HA for whats coming
Hi Sara, Nice to make your acquaintance. It has been wonderful weather here lately too....and I've just about killed myself trying to catch up on yard work that got delayed (forgotten) with the flood that hit our town on June 7th. There was so much to do inside, in trying to recover that my yard just took a back seat to what needed to be done inside. Now with Winter fast approaching, I'm working as fast as this "ole body" will allow in trying to play catch up in the yard. They say come Thursday we will be back to normal temperatures so not much hope of getting any yard work done in the cooler temps.
Re: Death Valley, when I was a kid growing up in Columbus I knew that area was there but don't think I ever knew anyone who lived in Death Valley. The closest I came to anything even similar was I had a friend who lived in Tellman Camp and each year when the floods hit, she would have to move out of her cabin and to me (now remember this was a kid's way of thinking) I was always "excited" that we could go pick up my friend and she would come stay with us for a while. Then it was like I had a sister and yet in hindsight, what a terrible thing for her and her whole family to have to move out of their cabin and to return to water inside and all the clean up. Now, after having gone thru the June 7th flood, I have an entirely different perspective. I actually feel ashamed that I could've been "happy" over such an occurence.
I want to commend everyone who lived in that area and who went on to have wonderful and productive lives. It had to be so sad but yet in looking at my own childhood, I don't think I ever thought we were poor...yet we were. Sure my dad was a school teacher but he didn't make much money. He could clerk in a local grocery store and make more doing that during the summer than he did teaching school for 8 or 9 months.
Somehow we all did the best we could, as I'm sure our parents did too, and perhaps it did make us stronger for having gone through some advertisity. I know I've been very blessed to never have to worry about where my next meal was coming from or if I'd have a roof over my head and I've always had a little money in my pocket. Life has been very good for me.
I have one huge rose bush that keeps on sending out new shoots, but I doubt with our weather predictions if I will see any more blooms this year. All Summer long, even with the flood, this one bush has just bloomed its heart out. I do love flowers and roses are my favorites.
tks Babs, Yes roses are my favorite in flowers.I guess this is where we can say anything that pops up. I went to state st. school also 5th 6th. If memory serves me right there was a place on state st. we traded our comics and other books for others. When we didn't have tv. we read comic books and our love story magazines.Then when we got tv. there was our soap operas.My grandmothers favorite was as the world turns when I came to Illinois that was my father in laws favorite also.Back to schools I went also to the 25th st school.I want to say a Mrs. Fowler taught I may be wrong. The name rings a bell as her son I believe ran a resturant and it was called the village inn.it was also located on 25th st.I get on here and do a lot of reading and it brings back alot of memories and ( tears)Oh how Columbus has change but I will say no matter how much it has change or will change it will always be my home town. Oh yes before leaving I want to say the good ole days was going to river side park in indy. Somebody said is it white rive park now. Hope you can make heads an tails of this as I am in a hurry. Hav a gd days. God Bless
Yes, I believe there was a Mrs. Fowler who taught at the 25th Street (Barracks as we called them) school. Also I remember the Village Inn that was on 25th Street as well. When did you go there? I went there just one year, in the 6th grade and Mrs. Marie Carmichael was my teacher. My brother would've been in 4th grade and I seem to think Mrs. Fowler might've been his teacher. This would've been in 1946-1947 school year time frame. Actually I still have an old autograph book, I will dig out one day and I think I had most of the teachers sign it that year so I will see if her name is in it. (Modified on Nov 11th....I looked in the autograph book and nothing on a Mrs. Fowler, sorry.)
I remember one teacher wrote in the autograph book: "To thine own self be true, and it must follow as the night the day, Thou can'st not then be false to any man". I've always loved that saying so much since it was written in my book.
You are correct, we can talk about anything in this miscellaneous topic!
Babs, I remember going to the ole barracks school in 4th an half of the 5th as we lived on morningside drive.The went to east columbus as it was called state school then wagner 7th n 8th.so yrs r like 47 48.at the barracks.I have sat down to make out a list but from birth to end of school.Went to linclon also.Well if memory works again I will hop back on with correction.Seems like the village inn owner was Robert (bob) Fowler and a friend ran it.That was my last count in the early 70s.Very nice people.Take care GOD BLESS
Hello and good morning all, Today appears to be a rainy dark Winter day but with 41 degrees outside right now, we surely can't complain too much. This rain could be snow and then we would all complain.
So have a great day, smile and enjoy the day. You never know the smile you pass to someone during your jaunts about town may just be the one friendly thing that happens to them and it could "make their day". :-)
Hello from Florida, Just wanted to let everyone know we are still kicking even though I have not posted recently. The weather is a bit cooler down here than normal but still much warmer than Indiana. Our friend had Don cover up a staghorn fern that she keeps in a tree in the front yard so it wouldn't get frosted last night but compared to what we are hearing of Columbus weather, we are most fortunate to be in Florida right now.
Take care everyone, stay warm and don't get frost bite.
HERE SHE IS--------------MISS AMERICA.........Miss Indiana, Katie Stam, of Seymour, was crowned MISS AMERICA this past weekend in January 2009.
Altho' Miss Indiana comes from Seymour-------------her paternal grandparents live in Columbus-------------thus giving, in my opinion, all Columbus folks and those of us that have 'transplanted' to other areas, the right to be very proud of this young lady's accomplishments.
Congrats Katie. It was such a thrill to be 'rooting for' someone that in some way you could connect to.....................Way to go. Have a wonderful year of many experiences.
....... and I take the liberty to feel that I am saying this for many other Columbus 'related' folks
New screen name, same me---Nanc, emails should go to "Nanc" as on the members list. Thanks. Have a super day!
Not really certain just where I should and/or want to express this thank you-----------------March 2009 was a tough month right from the beginning-----------to the very end...............two very dear Columbus friends lost a parent--------as well as another friend......in all these cases------------altho' the loss was great, these folks had led very fulfilling, productive lives----------all well into their 90s. I grieved with these friends............
Little did I know how grief would strike close to my home---when my other half's next to the oldest son was killed in a motorcycle accident in Colorado Springs......at age 36, leaving two young daughters and a wife, and siblings, nieces and nephews, parents, etc..........someone, who obviously knows me well, has donated to the Historic Columbus Message Boards, in the name of Craig Emmons--------------Thank you very much, we sincerely appreciate this donation going to a cause that is close to my heart. Thanks.
New screen name, same me---Nanc, emails should go to "Nanc" as on the members list. Thanks. Have a super day!
Post by Margo CHS Class of 55 on Sept 24, 2009 21:35:39 GMT -5
This will be a big weekend of activities in Columbus !
On Friday September 25th
CHS Class of 1954 will have their 55th Reunion.[/b][/color] Friday Sept 25th
Informal get together at the Comfort Inn ( 46 west) Garden room. ( details above in previous message )
******************** Iron Pour - Friday, September 25, 4 pm - 10 pm Mill Race Park 5th & Lindsey St. This is always so interesting! If you have not been to one of these you are missing something [/color]![/b] ************** Saturday Sept 26th
LAST ONE of the SEASON !! Fair on the Square Farmers Market Saturday, September 26 9 a.m. - Noon 6th and Washington ************************************ 11:30 AM TO 1:00pm. at ZAHARAKO'S
CHS CLASS of 1955 LUNCH BUNCH GET TOGETHER Stop by and say hello and join us for a Green River or Cherry Coke! Some of the members of the CHS Class of 1954 will join us about noon ! ****************************
3:00 pm YUM !! YUM !! Love a BBQUE???
Backyard Style Ribfest and Cookoff
Saturday, September 26 3:00 pm
25th Street side of Eastbrook Plaza, next to Texas Roadhouse
All proceeds benefit Columbus Area Arts Council [/b]*********************** Comedian Vince Morris Saturday, September 26 8:00 pm YES Cinema Guaranteed to make you laugh !!
If none of these appeal to you ( are you sure?)
the Annual Hope Heritage Days will have lots of good food, flea market, and concerts both Sat, and Sunday, with a huge Parade Sun AFTERNOON.. ( home made ice cream by the Scouts is a great experience)
Don't tell me there is nothing to do in Columbus, IN !!
my link www.fbccolumbus.org CHS Class of 1955 meets the third Saturday of each month for lunch. Any Class member is invited to attend.
Halloween Approaches & Nice Memories of The Past Columbus, Indiana
Brief: First Lady of The United States of America during year 2006. Mrs. Laura Bush shops at Hackman’s Farm Market and Green House for a pumpkin. The picture was taken Wednesday, October 25, 2006, in Columbus, Indiana, by White House Shealah Craighead
Source: This image is a work of an employee of the Executive Office of the President of the United States, taken or made during the course of the person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain. No copyrights of the photo apply.
David Sechrest Historic Columbus Indiana Progress should not ignore its roots and pillage our heritage in the process. Cultural, social, and historical should be part of the process, for it is the path and not the destination that is important - S. Givens
I'm not sure where to leave this comment but you can put it in the right location where all can see. Infact I may have several out there that you might want to move around and put in other places. Here it goes. I'm looking for pictures before 1960 of the house at 2327 California Street, inside and out if possible. I'm also looking for pictures of the 1708 State Street home. Inside and out. I'm looking for old pictures, black and white. I'm also looking for black and white pictures of the home at 2403 Gilmore street and the former owners of that. That's it for now, but I'm sure I have more that I will want answered. I hope you can help. I really want to find pictures of these old homes as I lived in them when I was a little girl. (Well some not all) some I just have good memories of visiting friends Thank you !
New Improved Website Bartholomew County Historical Society 524 Third Street Columbus, Indiana 47201
Periodically, over the years I go to this website to see if anything new has been inserted or developed. Today, I discovered it really has a new face-lift and has improved. It is in an expanding state, and there are about 88 history pictures you can easily view, and other items of interest. For ease go to these two different website call-ups:
FYI: I'm doing a PIE class on Monday, September 20th, 2010, about the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archive. It will be held in the Red Room at the library, and then move to the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archive for a little open house. If you are not familiar with us as an organization, I'd love for you to come! Our mission is to collect, conserve, and preserve everything that has to do with the built environment of Columbus, Bartholomew County, including architecture, landscape, and art.
The "class" requires you to pre-register at the PIE office and the cost is $5...of which none goes to me or the Archive.
I found this posting on the internet showing a picture of "Bennies Restaurant" CIRCA 1940s (so the picture states). I have never heard of this restaurant, but maybe the readers have some knowledge. Also, maybe someone can identify some of the people in the picture. Go here to see what I call the mystery picture of the supposed Bennies Resaurant: