Going through old photos again and what do I come across? More chickens. This time they’re on the Robertson side of my family. This photo of my aunt, Barbara Carol Robertson, was taken in the 1930s on Burg Street on the outskirts of Granville, Ohio. Barbara had what we call these days developmental disabilities. She …

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I have an obsession I’ll call clean-camp syndrome and it turns out that my habits might match the orderliness of the people who settled my birthplace at the start of the 19th century. The first families of Granville, Ohio, built the first cabin on the village site in November 1805, according to a history I …

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