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BOOMER times MARCH - APRIL 2012 OF COSHOCTON COUNTY People / Places / Hobbies / Family / Health / Finance

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Introducing Boomer Times BY MARK FORTUNE It gives me great pleasure to introduce our newest premium publication, “Boomer Times.” Written and designed for “the boomer generation,” this magazine is targeted to those born between 1946 and 1964. This demographic represents a generation that is retiring at an enormous rate, or in many cases, still working to pay off a mortgage, college loan or to seek a more comfortable retirement. They may also be starting companies, dealing with aged parents, kids headed off to college or military, be empty nesters or learning how to manage health issues of their own. This segment of the population also could be facing a layoff or second career. They are active in their community, involved in church and civic groups. They mentor young people in addition to their own kids and enjoy family time. Many are probably on Facebook. Many are grandparents yet may still have a child living at home. They are a group that makes things happen and are a large segment of the population that volunteers time and talent to serve others.


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They learned this from their parents who they are now watching grow older and helping them choose among decisions that are all too often painful to make. I hope you enjoy reading “Boomer Times” as much as we enjoyed putting it together. Let me know what you think of “Boomer Times” and more importantly, of story ideas for the next issue, coming in May. My e-mail address is Thank you. ON THE COVER “Boomers” love to stay active. Pictured on the cover is Robert “Bobby” Cutshall, who was pitching softball to his granddaughter Madalyn and enjoying time with his family at Lake Park March 11. Joining in the game were son Clay and wife Rani, Bobby’s son Connor and Barbara and John Fleming. (Beacon photo by Mark Fortune)


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Love gardening? Consider joining the Master Gardeners BY BETH SCOTT If you love the outdoors, planting and caring for flowers, and want to learn more about gardening, consider joining the Coshocton County Master Gardeners group. The group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at the OSU Extension Office to discuss what’s happening in their gardens, upcoming events, and any issues they might have with their gardens. “The mission is to give good research-based information so that gardeners all over Ohio will know the best practices and be successful in their own gardens,” said Tammi Rogers, coordinator for Master Gardeners, “Our main goal is education.” The Master Gardeners have 18 active members and are currently training five new members. To become a Master Gardener, each member must have a minimum of 50 hours of education and a required 50 hours of volunteer work completed by Oct. 31 of the training year. All new members must also provide fingerprints, references, and complete an application. Once a member, each Master Gardener must also complete six hours of continuing education and 10 hours of volunteer work. During the training process, each member is given a manual and learns about botany, diseases, insects, vegetables, trees, bulbs, how to apply pesticides and the best way to integrate pesticides into your garden, wildlife issues, and houseplants, along with anything else to do with gardening. The cost of the training is $125 and is a 19-week course, three hours a week. The next training session will be in 2014. Master Gardeners is not limited to just senior citizens. Anyone who loves planting and gardening can join the group. The youngest member, who has since moved on, was in high school, and the oldest was 92 years old.

“Generally it’s people that have retired and have some more time,” said Rogers. “It’s hard when you work full time, of course. But we do have some people who do work and fit it in. It just depends on how much you’re willing to give of your time.” In addition to their monthly meetings, the Master Gardeners also plan other events in the community throughout the year. Their next big event will be the Annual Spring Symposium on Saturday, March 17 at The Frontier Power Company from 8:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. They also have their annual plant sale, which is their biggest fundraiser, the first part of June, a summer Lunch-n-Learn at the OSU Extension Office, a fall gardening workshop, and displays at the Coshocton County Fair, the Career Center, and Farmer’s Market. Some members have also been involved in America in Bloom. If you’d like to see some Master Gardeners gardens, they can be seen many places including Lake Park and the Courtsquare. Teresa Donley, Master Gardener, is also creating an urban garden by planting a vegetable garden outside of the OSU Extension Office in the parking lot. “It’s therapeutic. Just get out there and enjoy it and push everything else out and just deal with what’s going on right there in front of you, and seeing your natural world,” said Rogers. “I think more people are getting more removed from the natural world. So I think all of us enjoy seeing all those aspects and seeing how that plays with not just plants but wildlife and insects. I think we all just enjoy being outdoors.” To contact the Master Gardeners, visit their Web site at www. or ‘like’ them on Facebook to receive a daily gardening tip.

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BY JOSIE MCCORMICK Your children will always be your children, but there comes a time when you have to let them spread their wings and fly. “I see people that their entire world revolves around their children’s activities,” said Kathy Thompson. “I think it’s really important to keep other things in your life so when your kids move on your life is not over.” Kathy and her husband Scott have been married for 26 years. She has two sons, Andy Harrison who is 33-years-old and Chris Harrison who is 38-years-old. Scott is their stepfather. The Thompson’s home has been an empty nest for about 15 years. “For 12 to 13 years, if you count kindergarten, you have a connection with the school system and when the kids are gone that is gone,” Kathy said. “I’d also see the kids practicing soccer and realize Andy wasn’t there.” There were suddenly no more soccer matches or wrestling invita-

tionals that took up a big part of the weekend. “You have a tremendous amount of time,” Scott said. The level of activity around the home also changes when your children graduate from high school. “We didn’t have kids and pizza trucks coming and going,” Kathy said. What helped the couple deal with the transition in their home was the fact that they both had developed their own interests and hobbies and also explored dif- COUPLE | Scott and Kathy Thompson have been married for 26 years. Kathy is the mother of a ferent career options. 33-year-old and a 38-year-old and Scott is their proud stepfather. | BOOMER TIMES PHOTO BY “There are a lot JOSIE MCCORMICK of agencies, churches ty and then we just stepped it up a Kathy is the director of The and service organizations that little bit after the kids moved on.” Coshocton Foundation and Scott need volunteers,” Kathy said. Scott also had a job change works at Coshocton Behavioral “What helped us was that we were when Andy went to college. Health Choices. already involved in the communiThe couple may have filled “I started working at Pretty Products and if the kids would their free time over the years, but have been around I wouldn’t they still make sure to have reguhave seen them because of my lar communication with their chilschedule,” he said. “When my work dren. “Sundays are a big phone call schedule settled down the doctor said because of my age I needed night,” Scott said. “We will both get to work on exercising so I started a on the phone and talk to them.” According to Kathy, Chris is regular schedule of it.” Kathy also made a career a little bit better communicator move, which helped her recon- than Andy. “He will call us before we call nect with the school system. “Now I get to work with schools him,” Scott said. They also touch base with again because of the scholarships The Coshocton Foundation is in- the children through e-mail and would like to try Skype. volved with,” she said. For rating Auto- Owners Insurance,

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PICK A SPOT: How big of an area do you need or want? If you are a beginner, start small and add on later. Expect to spend a minimum of 30 minutes a day in your garden. Make sure your garden is close to a water source. There is nothing worse than hauling water to the garden in the July heat. You will also want your garden to be on a level area- your knees will thank you later. Most importantly, make sure your garden area gets full sun. Full sun is considered to be six or more hours of unrestrict-

ed light a day. If you are growing vegetables, eight hours or more of full sun is best. Finally, have your soil tested. Know the soil pH and what additional nutrients may need to be worked in to the soil before you plant. Most vegetables grow best in soil with a pH of 6.5-6.8, if the pH is too high or too low the plant’s health and production will suffer. The OSU Extension office offers soil testing for $15. DECIDE WHAT TO GROW: The bottom line is grow what you will eat. If you don’t like peas, don’t grow them. Think about how much room your plants will require at maturity and plan accordingly. You don’t want your melons taking over your carrots or the sweet corn shading out the peppers. The seed packet or the plant label will tell you all the information you need: Light

requirements, soil conditions, height, days to maturity, etc. READY, SET, GROW: Cool-season hardy crops such as leaf lettuce, spinach, kale, peas and onions can be put in the garden from the first through the middle of April. Frost tolerant veggies can be planted from the end of April to the first week of May. They include carrots, radishes, chard and beets. All other veggies need to wait until on or after our local frost-free date, which is May 15. Warm-weather lovers like tomatoes and peppers may even appreciate you waiting until the first of June to plant them. Spreading out a piece of black plastic over your garden area a couple weeks before planting can help warm the soil and possibly kill weed seeds laying on top of the ground.

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Thompson Quality time together also has helped the couple adjust and so has letting each other pursue their own interests. “We don’t feel like we have to spend every minute together,” Kathy said. Both Kathy and Scott encourage parents to help their children move forward and grow. “I like to see kids experience college and not run home every weekend,” Kathy said. “Kids are all different but I think if you don’t come home all the time you get more out of it. They have to have their own life. It’s hard to let them

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Water exercises help ease arthritis pain BY JOSIE MCCORMICK Before she had her knees replaced the only place Cathy McFarland found relief was the pool. “The minute I was in the pool I had no pain,” she said. “It also helped me get ready for surgery and was great for recovery.” McFarland, who also was diagnosed with arthritis, is the certified instructor of the local Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program. “Anyone can do the exercises,” she said. “We do range of motion exercises and stretching and use the water for resistance.” McFarland has taught the classes for about seven years. “You’d be amazed what two times a week in here does,” she said. “When we get done we have exercised every joint.” The class lasts about 40 minutes and participants do 12 repetitions of each exercise. Classes are held in the heated therapy pool at Coshocton Hospital’s 311 Building. “In here we average about 92 degrees,” McFarland said. “The

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Fiction picks for Boomers Looking for a good read? Take a look at some books for Boomers recommended by Deborah Crowdy, local history and genealogy coordinator and Holli Rainwater, outreach coordinator at the Coshocton Public Library. Daughters-in-Law by Joanna Trollope Generational issues seem to span the continents, a point that is brought home in this new book by Joanna Trollope. The story centers around Rachel, a Baby Boomer mother whose struggle to cope when her sons move away leads her to alienate everyone, especially her newest daughter-in-law. The book gently leads the reader through the changing balances of power that occur as any family evolves. Once Upon a Time There Was You by Elizabeth Berg Elizabeth Berg is another author talented at delicately handling modern family issues. John

and Irene are boomers who married late and divorced early. A crisis involving their only daughter, Sadie, provides an opportunity for Irene and John to take a second look at their relationship, their role as parents and themselves. As Irene’s best friend, Valerie, says, “Love is the answer. But sometimes love isn’t what you think it is.” The Paris Wife by Paula McLain What boomer was not fascinated by the macho playboy, Ernest Hemingway? But beneath this man or myth is another Hemingway. Hadley Richardson, Hemingway’s first wife, is the perfect person to reveal him to us. This is an excellent read that forebodes the tragedy of Hemingway’s life.


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Doc by Mary Doria Russell In the late 1950s and early 1960s there were 20 or more western shows on TV at one time. Each one had its own slant, its own catchy theme song that you probably still remember, and its own passel of bad guys. If you are a Baby Boomer, you probably gathered around the TV each week in anticipation for these shows, even though you knew the good guys were going to win. Mary Doria Russell’s latest book, Doc, is a more sophisticated

version of the TV western. It has its share of dust, horses, saloon girls and mustached men with guns, but the characters are skillfully developed. The novel is set in Dodge City in 1878, just as Dr. John Henry Holliday, a well-educated young dentist who should have the world at his feet, arrives in the west hoping the dry air and sunshine will cure his consumption. Also new in town is Wyatt Earp, who is working as a part-time law man. The iconic gunfight at the O.K. Corral will not take place until 1881 and Russell takes this opportunity to delve into the backgrounds of Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp to see what makes them tick. Russell tells their story with her usual wit and insight, supported by impeccable research. With compassion and respect, she takes these towering figures down from their pedestals and gives them back their humanity.

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With the increase in use of the Internet for online shopping, the risk to you also increases. More and more malicious sites are popping up on the Internet with the sole purpose of gaining personal information from you. It is wise to take steps to protect yourself. Common sense can go a long way in making sure you are safely using the Internet. Anybody can create a website, so make sure the site is legitimate. A few simple steps could save you a lot of headaches. The simplest, and yet one of the most important things you can do, is check the URL (the Internet address) of a site you are visiting. Purchasing online requires that you share personal information, including banking or credit card information, and your address. Legitimate online venders have tak-

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years and we’ve only had to re- Number of residence: There are Contact Information: Kayleen place one countertop. For the age 99 one bedroom apartments. R. Blackstone, property manager; of the building it is very well kept.” 622-8702; kayleenblackstone@forDemographics/age range: Type of residence: This is inde- Current residents range in age pendent living and federally as- from 24-102-years-old. When built: The building opened sisted housing. in June 1977. Upgrades are done See ‘Riverside’ on page 10 Facility name and address: to the building as needed, but in Riverside Towers, 85 Pine St. property manager Kayleen Blackstone’s time very few have been Owned and operated by: Forest necessary. “We are very fortunate City Residential Management Co., that our residents are neat and tidy,” she said. “I’ve been here five

10-B Frank

Leggett brick house once stood in West Lafayette

From 1919 to 1923, Fern Zinkon lived in this unique house on East Main Street in West Lafayette. She is now deceased, but Dan Markley acquired this write up about the home. This brick home was built by Mr. and Mrs. Leggett somewhere near 1896 (there was an 1896 on one of the buildings) or perhaps was completed then. Part of the bricks were burned at the site and some were made near the M.P. College (now the College Park Living Center). The main house and the well house was torn down (I was told) in 1935. The front porch floor was made of fancy small black and white tiles. Wisteria vines covered the porch. The double doors leading into the front hallway (from the porch) had fancy frosted glass in them. The hallway was large and ran back through to the back porch. The very ornate stair rail ran up and curved the hallway to the upstairs. Near the top of the

stairs was an oval offset in the wall which may have been for flowers, a large vase or a special picture. The wall paper was dark with embossed gold flowers with a bit of color. On the right of the hallway (from the front door) was a large room with three circular windows (that shows on the right in the picture). All rooms up and down had 14 foot ceilings. (It took a bit of doing for my mother to come up with curtains.) To the left of the hallway (from the front door) was the large living room with three windows. Behind the living room was a large dining room with three circular windows not seen from the front. Next to the dining room was a medium HOME | This unique home once stood on East Main Street in West Lafayette. The photo sized bedroom and beyond the and story were contributed by Dan Markley | PHOTO CONTRIBUTED TO BOOMER dining room was the kitchen and TIMES bathroom. The woodwork was very or- bath. There was a porch (back) with three curved windows on left nate. The doors were double thick- that ran from the hallway to the as down and right of the hallway ness some cheery on one side and kitchen. was a large bedroom with three maple or walnut on the other. The Upstairs hallways had one curved windows (room same size floors were all hardwood and nat- window to the front. Bedroom as the living room below.) Next ural color except the kitchen and See ‘Leggett’ on page 11

Riverside Requirements for residency: You must meet income guidelines in order to live here and be at least 62-years-old or be disabled. A preference is given to the elderly.

library and pool table and on site laundry that is operated with a laundry card.

Pets: Pets are allowed, but there are restrictions on size.

Healthcare: N/A

Amenities: There is a community room, craft room that also has a

Meals: N/A

Activities: There are planned social activities and an active resident association.

What sets you apart: The building has secured access. No one can enter unless they are let in. There also is no curfew for residents. They are free to come and go as they please and have visitors and overnight guests anytime. The building also features pull cords in the bedroom and bathroom that ring right to emergency medical services and a buddy system. “If

the floor checker knocks on your door……and your sign says “in” and you don’t answer we will do a courtesy check,” said Blackstone. Cost: Rent is based on income and all utilities, except for phone, cable and internet are included in the cost.

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What landmarks in Coshocton County did you hear your relatives talk about when you were growing up or what unique features of the area will you never forget? We hope we will stir up some of these memories with regular photos and stories contributed by Dan Markley.


If you’re the type of person who loves to go shopping, have a good dinner with friends, and travel all over Ohio, the Senior Travelers is the group for you. They already have a whirlwind of exciting trips lined up for this year. Their schedule includes touring the Reformatory in Mansfield, dining at Der Dutchman in Amish Country and attending a musical about an Amish love story, listening to beautiful barbershop quartet music at Stars of the Night at the Veterans’ Memorial in Columbus, including the Singing Buckeyes, shopping at Ohio’s Largest Flea Market in Hartville, taking a 4-hour cruise on the Ohio River with dinner provided, visiting Branson, MO, and view the beautiful lights in Oglebay in December and a trip to Cabela’s.

Maxine Carnahan, director of the Senior Travelers, said she tries to set a price that is affordable for everyone and it usually will include lunch or dinner. Any senior citizen who wants to travel with the Senior Travelers should call the Senior Center at 622-4852. A volunteer from the travel club is at the center each day to answer any questions.

dream house. We had electricity, but I cannot recall any special light fixtures.

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I’m a travelin’ man BY BETH SCOTT

then it divided into two paths leading to Main Street. These were probably 4x5 foot. Before the house was demolished we were told that Mrs. King (the lady we sold it to) removed much of the woodwork. She lived where Natalie and Herold Ott live. These are the memories of the house my folks Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Stillenbaur and I lived in 70 years ago. It has always been etched in my memory for it was sort of


The brick house that still stands was originally the coach house for the buggies etc. Later a number of families lived there which seems to be vacant now. Water was pumped upstairs as well as down. In the side yard was what we called the summer house made of fancy stones built about 4 feet high and had cement benches on each side. The roof was grey metal cut in odd shapes. It was covered with grape veins and was a pleasant place to sit. From the front porch the walk was hand hewn stones (5x10) for some yards from the front porch

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to that was a very large room with a smaller room in back with huge (copper or brass) bathtub and lavatory and some storeroom beyond that. The neat small stair way that led to the attic was in this larger room. The third story had 8 foot ceilings but was not finished except for some boards laid around so you could view from all the windows. The water supply was obtained from a well house back and to one side of the main house. This building was also brick and was built in the form of a cross with the pump in the center on top of the well.

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