Friday, April 20, 2018
  • Mrs. Briget Creighton, wife of the late Michael Creighton, died at the home of her daughter in Lima, early last Friday morning, at the age of 87 years.
  • The hillside north of our place is blooming with daffodils, yellow flames fanning today’s snow from thawing ground.

  • Now the rest of the story ... This is in reference to the article printed in the April 4 issue of the Sentinel. The following was missed.

  • “Children should be seen and not heard” is a saying familiar to most of us. Just as many parents don’t cotton to the saying — certainly not in retail stores, where tired wails reverberate off high ceilings.

  • On last Tuesday, Shondel & Deck narrowly escaped losing one of their team of mules. AB & O train had been switching on the side track and had spotted a car of coal for the firm. The crew had advised the driver of the team...
  • “Of course, you will want an engagement ring.” said he. “Yes,” replied she. “With a big diamond in it?” “No a diamond is only carbon after all. Make it a small diamond and put the change into the shape of a few tons of coal.”

  • There was spring snow this morning, well-lit by Jupiter and the full moon in the southwest sky. The snow will melt after sunrise, according to weather band radio. For now, horned larks chime in the rolling white caps of the plowed field across the road.
  • Why have 11 dogs made their way to the Putnam County Dog Shelter in as many days? Are people giving up their dogs for Lent? Pardon my sorry attempt at humor. If I don’t laugh, I cry. Not long ago, our Fergus was kenneled there. Now his big brown eyes watch My Steven knead dough for Easter breakfast rolls.

  • Yesterday, Thursday, forty-nine more of the selective draft men assembled at Ottawa, at 1 o’clock p. m. and today Friday, at 9 a.m. Forty of them will entrain for Camp Sherman, Chillicothe. Of the forty-nine, nine are alternates, from which will be drawn enough to fill the quota of forty, in case the first forty enrolled do not all report.

  • A famous Northwest Ohio eatery, one that claims that their pickle-topped meat patties will send your heart into paroxysms (in a good way), declares March as the month for chocolate. This appears to be working for them since their billboards and TV spots have claimed so for as far back as I can remember. Lots of someone must not give up chocolate for Lent around these parts.

  • On Wednesday, Feb. 14, which is to say Valentine’s Day, which was, of course, Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season, a young person recorded a video on his cell phone of the shooting happening at that very moment at his high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
  • A few weeks ago, I saw a snowy owl. I was on my way to work.
  • The little car held its breath for a few seconds, not wanting to subject its chilled parts to even the slightest burst of super-cooled petroleum product.
  • As a concerned Putnam County senior resident, I am writing in response to the Putnam County Sentinel’s Jan. 31 article about the death of Phyllis Campbell at the Hilty Memorial Home.

  • Saturday, we waited for snow that didn’t come, reading as the wind blew cold enough to keep the chickens in their house but not so cold that the mammals ventured across their trails.
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