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Clark IS Grant!

Posted by: Joe on: May 25, 2015

    This Grant project entitled Faces of History was for Classical Conversations. When I completed the writing, I presented it to the whole Essentials writing class. I presented my project on the 150th anniversary of the day that Grant and Lee settled all terms of surrender for Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. I chose […]

Happy Memorial Day!

Posted by: Joe on: May 25, 2015

I took this picture during Memorial Day weekend in 2011. We were visiting the Chattanooga National Cemetery as part of our Civil War study. Andrew’s Raiders are buried here. As Clark and Cole were playing out in this field I asked them both to turn and look at the flag. Clark saw the flag flying […]

The Music Man!

Posted by: Joe on: May 24, 2015

This past April, I had another exciting experience at the Center for the Arts, in the ensemble of The Music Man. I was thrilled to be with a few of the cast members of Pinnochio & Beauty and the Beast, Jr. After many hours of rehearsal and late nights, we performed 11 shows including two […]

During the first week of May we visited the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, IL to see the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the funeral procession just as it proceeded through Springfield and past Lincoln’s home in the center of town.    

Perfect North

Posted by: Joe on: March 5, 2015

As I write this post, I am watching one of the very rare “heavy” snows that we get in Middle Tennessee. And heavy snow means something slightly different to the folks north of TN. The WISH Team recently enjoyed a first-time experience in the snow. As part of our celebration of Christmas each year, we […]

The Sister’s Night Before Christmas

Posted by: Joe on: December 14, 2014

Proud Father’s Note: Chloe wrote this as a gift to me for Christmas this year. The Sister’s Night Before Christmas Christmas Eve rolled around again, and all was quiet. We had just hung up our stockings and laid out the milk and cookies, hoping that presents were gonna appear. My brothers were curled up in […]


Posted by: Joe on: September 13, 2014

We recently traveled to Tanzania to visit some dear friends and it was a wonderful trip that we will likely never forget.   We also spent time in the Serengeti.   And on our way home, we stopped over in London to see the sights.

Cole knows the presidents

Posted by: Joe on: July 14, 2014

Exploring Ohio

Posted by: Joe on: July 13, 2014

Warren G. Harding, the 29th president of the United States, built this frame house in Marion, Ohio in 1890 and made it his home until he became president in 1920. In 1890, Harding and Florence Kling DeWolfe designed the home on Mount Vernon Avenue and arranged for its construction, in anticipation of their marriage, which […]

On Tuesday, June 17th, we toured the TN Governor’s Mansion with a group of friends.     The residence was built in 1929 by the Wills family. Memories of the Wills family remain with a ‘W’ in some of the light fixtures and ‘W’ on the door knockers.   The State of Tennessee purchased the […]