Living in the center of Chillicothe as a child it was easy to walk or ride a bike to where we wanted to be. Back in the 50's and 60's you had to walk to school if you lived in town less than a mile from school. After the Central school bell would ring at 3:30 pm the teachers “let the fools out” as the old rhyme goes, and we scattered like roaches when a light was turned on.
We parked our Vagabond in the trailer park as usual. This park had a Laundromat which all in the [...]]]>
Chillicothe has been, and still is, a great town to grow up and live in. I have a lot of friends and relatives that have moved away from Chillicothe through the years. I always asked them why and the biggest reasons were jobs and money. Most of [...]]]>
Our guest contributor today is Bernard (Bernie) Dawkins. The two stories will tell us how the kids in the neighborhood used their ingenuity to "make their own fun" growing up in Chillicothe during the Great Depression of the 1930's. I intend to publish more stories from him in the coming days. Enjoy.
A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and his four-year-old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight blurred, and his step [...]]]>