Shopping, Cemeteries and Baseball

First stop today was IKEA in Columbus, OH.  Shopping for me, impatience for John.  But we both had a decent and very inexpensive lunch.

After checking in, it was time for a couple of cemeteries.  I went to the Dayton Memorial Park by myself because

1.  John wanted to take a nap.

2.  It was close to the hotel.

3.  He wasn’t impressed with my reason for going.

Turns out it is a modern but beautiful cemetery.

After nap time, we went to Woodland Cemetery, a huge old and extremely beautiful cemetery that has some spectacular views of Dayton.  There are a lot of famous  and historical people buried there, so here are a few:

Erma Bombeck’s grave is just a big boulder her husband had brought in from Arizona, where she lived with her husband.  There isn’t even a plaque or marker.


                                                     Paul Laurence Dunbar was the first renown black poet in the US.

                                                                                       C.I. Vallandigham, Copperhead (or Peace Democrat), foe of Lincoln before and

    Wilbur and Orville Wright                             During the Civil War.  Served in Congress. Shot himself during a trial demonstration.

                                                        Cox was Ohio governor, ran against Harding for President in 1920.

                                                                               A  few other pics from the cemetery

Then, we attended the Dayton Dragon’s low A baseball game.  Stadium is very nice for a low A, and the crowds are extremely loyal.  It was fun.  With a home run, the dragons eyes above the big screen turn red and smoke bellows our of their nostrils.


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