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Winter 2015
Happy New Year! (Brr-rr)
Fall Forum Recap
Welcome to the Winter 2015 Senior Forum News!
If you have something you’d like to contribute to a
newsletter, send it to [email protected], or call me at
419-422-3560. Summer 2015 article deadline is June 1.
Besides being cold, winter offers some beautiful scenes!
Nancy Leatherman (rt.) registers Marilyn
Meyers for the fall forum.
Winter sunset
Geese puddle play
Planning Committee
The Planning Committee consists of Cliff Biddinger,
Phyllis Smith, Miriam Vance, and Beth Wilkins. It
meets twice a year, in June and in January. Contact me if
you’d like to join us. We could use a few more
members! 419-422-3560 or [email protected]
Poetry Corner
Spellbound by Emily Brontë
The night is darkening round me,
The wild winds coldly blow;
But a tyrant spell has bound me
And I cannot, cannot go.
The giant trees are bending
Their bare boughs weighed with snow.
And the storm is fast descending,
And yet I cannot go.
Clouds beyond clouds above me,
Wastes beyond wastes below;
But nothing drear can move me;
I will not, cannot go.
Untitled Winter Poem by Dorothea Grossman
This winter feels colder than ever,
or maybe I'm just more sensitive
these days,
when the wind is
a fire engine
and the moon is sinister
and blue.
I’m all bundled up for it,
stamping my feet,
drinking rum,
counting the days
until the yellow flowers.
Spring dates are March 25, April 1, 8, 15.
Note that we are planning only four sessions. Spring
attendance usually has been less than fall, so this is
an experiment to see if we can get better attendance.
Charlene Hankinson and Jim Houdeshell
review UF’s last 25 years as a university!
Tiny Library
A tiny replica of Old Main, part of the international
Little Free Library Movement, is located on the north
side of Frazer Street to the west of Main Street. It is
the seventh such library to be installed in Findlay,
two being at the homes of Education faculty Alison
Baer and Education Dean Julie McIntosh. Jim Musser
built the University’s tiny book home and College of
Education faculty and staff monitor it and ensure that
a decent reading selection is maintained. Visitors
welcome and encouraged!
Wendene Shoupe and Debra Niswander
offer “Two pianos, Twice the Fun!”
Senior Smarts
Story: We went to breakfast at a restaurant where the
“seniors’ special” was two eggs, bacon, hash browns
and toast for $2.99. “Sounds good,” my wife said to the
waitress. “But I don’t want the eggs”. “Then I’ll have
to charge you $3.49 because you’re ordering a la carte”
the waitress warned her. “You mean I’d have to pay for
not taking the eggs?” my wife asked incredulously.
“YES” stated the waitress. “I’ll take the special then,”
my wife said. “How do you want your eggs?” the
waitress asked. “Raw and in the shell”, my wife replied.
She took the two eggs home and baked a cake!
George Washington ( Ken Hammontree) recalls
how women spies helped win the Revolution!
Jeff Ede is a good sport helping story teller Judy
White illustrate “There was an Old Lady”!
Mazza Museum
The Mazza Museum at UF is the largest museum of
original artwork by children’s book illustrators in
the world. The museum’s goal is to promote literacy
and enrich the lives of all people through the art of
children’s literature.
Original book art by Steven Kellogg
Commodore Perry (Jeremy Meier) speaks of his
role in the Battle of Lake Erie (War of 1812)
Jim Bailey congratulates UF professor Dr.
Song-Chong Lee on his comparison of Islam and
Line dancers demonstrate their moves to the
beat of the East of Cheyenne Country Band!
Bruce Boguski, dynamic motivational speaker,
presents “Keeping the Brain Alive!”
To learn more about the Mazza Museum and view more
works by its artists, go to www.mazzamuseum.org. The
site has this (and more) to say about Steven Kellogg:
“An early childhood interest in making up stories and
drawing pictures to go with them to entertain his
sisters, has blended together with Steven Kellogg’s
love of animals in a very successful combination.
After graduation from the Rhode Island School of
Design in 1962, Mr. Kellogg became fascinated with
the picture book as an art form, and immediately
turned his illustrative talent in that direction. It
cannot be a secret that this gifted artist finds his
work of designing picture books exciting and
challenging, for the pages of his stories fairly
overflow with his freshness of spirit, originality of
story line, and the charm and humor of his
characters. Children immediately take his endearing
characters to heart, especially the animals, for their
appeal is irresistible.”
Facts About “HOMES” (Great Lakes)
Below Lake Huron, there are 9,000-year-old animalherding structures used by prehistoric people when the
water levels were significantly lower.
Partly underneath Lake Huron, Goderich Mine is the
largest salt mine in the world, 500 meters underground.
In 1990 wreck hunter Ed Burtt found His Majesty's Ship
Speedy, sunk in 1804. But he can’t recover artifacts
until an officially approved exhibit site is found.
Babe Ruth hit his first major league home run at
Hanlan's Point Stadium in Toronto. It landed in Lake
Ontario and is believed to still be there!
Lake Michigan is the only Great Lake that is entirely
within the borders of the United States.
Because water enters and exits Lake Michigan through
the same path, it takes 77 years longer for the water
to replace itself than in Huron, similar in size and depth.
Water in Lake Erie, because of its shallowness, replaces
itself in only 2.6 years. The water in Lake Superior takes
two centuries to replace.
There is alleged to be a 30- to 40-foot-long "monster" in
Lake Erie named Bessie. The earliest recorded sighting
goes back to 1793.
There is enough water in Lake Superior to submerge all
of North and South America in 1 foot of water.
Contained within Lake Superior is a whopping 10% of
the world's fresh surface water.
There are an estimated 100 million lake trout in Lake
Thanks to Marilyn Weber for this information!