Category: Nostalgia

Jan 06

An Alligator Named Charlie

When I was a boy, I had a pet, an alligator named Charlie. I only had Charlie for a brief period, perhaps a month or two. My Mother and I had philosophical differences on the keeping of an alligator as a pet, and more specifically, where I housed said alligator. She found it objectionable to …

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Sep 05

My Next Great Adventure

As a boy I would often camp out in the woods behind my parents’ house. Although not more than a few minutes away from home I was physically, visibly, and emotionally alone. My memory of those times is that I enjoyed the peace and quiet, the solitude, and the opportunity to sneak a smoke without …

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Dec 20

Ghosts of Christmas Past

I am sure that everyone has seen some rendition of “A Christmas Carol”. I have seen many versions over many years. So when I speak of Ghosts from Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future you will have a notion of what I am talking about. My Ghosts of Christmas Present are no ghosts at …

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Oct 31

The Farm

I write this blog for various reasons. Sometimes I like to rant, sometimes I like to reminisce. Today is one of those reminiscing days. You may not be interested in my childhood memories, you may have already clicked away, or you may be rolling your eyes and thinking “this guy is really weird”. I won’t …

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Sep 10

High School Class Reunion

This upcoming weekend I will be attending my first high school class reunion. This is not the first high school class reunion for my class, but this is the first high school class reunion I have attended. Somehow the first nine seemed to have slipped by. To save you from having to do the math, …

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Nov 23

50 Years Ago

Yesterday marked 50 years since the day John Fitzgerald Kennedy was shot and killed. I do not like to use the term 50th Anniversary. In the truest context it is an anniversary but for most of us, anniversary is a day of celebration such as a wedding anniversary or a birthday anniversary. The assignation of …

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Aug 10

Let’s Go To Coney!

Let's Go to Coney

When I was a boy Coney Island in Cincinnati, Ohio was “the” amusement park. Sure, there were other parks, but none as close, nor as glamorous (in my opinion) as Coney Island. Most people only referred to the park as Coney. Coney is situated on the south-east corner of Cincinnati, Ohio on the banks of …

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Jul 27

Growing up in Mt. Washington

Welcome to Mt. Washington

When I was a young boy my family moved from South Fairmont to Camp Washington to Mt Washington, where I lived from age seven until I enlisted in the Navy 10 Years later. It seemed like much longer.  Mt Washington in the fifties was a much different place than it is today. The main street …

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Jul 06

My Dad Graduates From Elder High School

Captain Carl A. Lind

Many who read this blog knew my father, retired Cincinnati Police Captain Carl A. Lind. He was an amazing man. Of course I would say that, I am his son, but there was a lot to this man that many who knew him did not know. He was a private person and spoke little of himself …

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Jun 18

Milestone

Radioman 2nd Class

This is a special blog, because this is a special day. Today I celebrate the 50th anniversary of the day I enlisted in the United States Navy. I chose to chronicle this event via my blog for several reasons. The first, reason is because I have planned to do this to commemorate the occasion. . …

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