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The Lorelei and the Mouse Tower

February 27, 2015 As Rick Steves, author of many guides to travel in Europe, says, the Rhine Valley “is storybook Germany, a fairy-tale world of legends and robber-baron castles. more »»

Music from the Civil War era

February 6, 2015 While waiting for my wife at the Cole Eye Institute in Cleveland recently, it came to my attention, from pleasant background music I was hearing, that there was a solo violinist playing across the... more »»

Strong leaders at YWCA

December 5, 2014 In conversation with YWCA board member, Marjorie Dangaran, it was suggested that I?meet with current YW Executive, Kenya Roberts-Howard. more »»

More on Europe travels

November 14, 2014 Continuing from my column of Aug. 22, the last day in Brussels, after dinner, Aunt Mildred, Christine and I shared the sights of the day before they went to their room for the nigh. more »»

Center visits provide chats

October 3, 2014 About a month ago, Betty McKibbon came to me after church on Sunday and asked if I knew where Louise Gilbert was living now. more »»

Thankful for good care

September 12, 2014 Since June 21, 2011, the date of my stroke, I have received therapy and treatment in Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, Lake Vista, Shepherd of the Valley and Hillside Rehabilitation... more »»

A trip through Europe

August 22, 2014 Early in 1959, my maiden Aunt Mildred had in mind taking an extended trip to Europe. Would I like to go, too? I had just met Sally a few months earlier and we were enjoying getting to know each other. more »»

Memories of war in Korea

August 1, 2014 “By the rude bridge that arched the flood / Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled / Here once the embattled farmers stood / And fired the shot heard round the world. more »»

Event was a joyful experience

July 11, 2014 “It was a real nice clambake, We’re mighty glad we came The program set was good, you bet, The company was the same. more »»

Further adventures in France

May 30, 2014 My recent article about our visit to Bayeux, France, and the Normandy beaches received enthusiastic responses from a number of interested people. more »»

Enjoyable Bayeux

May 9, 2014 If you’re planning to go to France, consider visiting Bayeux (pronounced by-uerr) in Normandy. more »»

Teen teaches about Zouaves

April 18, 2014 I had heard of Zouaves before, but my first experience of meeting a modern day Zouaves was at the recent CW 150 Frederick Douglass Event at Trumbull County Courthouse. Marching into Courtroom No. more »»

Fond memories of Grandpa

February 14, 2014 Grandfather Lorrey, my grandmother and Aunt Mildred lived in Lincoln, Mass. more »»

Music brings joy to holiday

January 24, 2014 A group of our family members were sitting around our living room on Christmas night of this past year eating pecan and lemon chess pies and drinking hot cocoa, talking about the spirit of Christmas... more »»

A glimpse of other customs

January 3, 2014 About 15 years ago our friend Lara was married, in Framingham, Mass., in January, and we were invite. more »»

Photos unlock memories

December 13, 2013 Sally and I have been going through a mountain of photographs from the past, some from her parents, some from my parents, some of our ow. more »»

Shepherd head has history with community

November 22, 2013 Sally and I had occasion to talk with Don Kacmar recently regarding his long career in the realm of senior retirement. He is the administrator of Shepherd of the Valley retirement communities. more »»

A?writer’s journey

November 1, 2013 Recently, Richard Ellers, an acquaintance through my church, said to me, “You write well for the Tribune Chronicle, considering that you never had a course in journalism. more »»

Dinner guests a delight

October 11, 2013 Sally told Isabel that she wanted to have Uli and Lucio Zupin to dinner when they came to visit this country. Mr. Zupin had just retired from a key job in the Italian railroad. more »»

Dinner guests a delight

October 10, 2013 Sally told Isabel that she wanted to have Uli and Lucio Zupin to dinner when they came to visit this country. Mr. Zupin had just retired from a key job in the Italian railroad. more »»



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