Monday, September 8, 2014

Ohio State University - Campus in 1935 Where Paul H Weaver and Margaret M Glessner met

 1935 Paul Henry and Edna E Weaver stepping out of a car on the OSU Campus where Paul Henry was enrolled in the medical school.  

1935 Columbus near OSU Campus, Edna Eicher Weaver, Paul Henry Weaver, roommate?, Noah Elwood Weaver. p 8 MGW and PHW Album .
1935 series of buildings on OSU Campus. Unknown p 8 MGW & PHW Album 
 
1935 p 7 NEW Album and p 8 MGW and PHW  album.  I sense my parents and Noah Elwood shared there photos extensively as the same photos are found in both family albums. 
P 8 1935 Noah Elwood Weaver album, four images. Sidewalk and Botanical Garden - on page 9 in MGW script the man with the flowering tree is labeled "NWE" and looks like a professor rather than NEW.  Draw back of using only initials for labels, which my mom liked to do. :-)
Pond near botanical garden OSU. Same photo as above in MGW and PHW album with Edna E Weaver cut off on left. 

p 6 1935 Likely Campbell Hall on OSU Campus where Peg Glessner worked and also Peg Weaver after the Sept 1935 wedding. 

 Another OSU Building in 1935 page 6 of Noah Elwood Weaver Album
 
1935 OSU Marching Field with Noah Elwood Weaver and Paul H Weaver, p 7 NEW Album 
 
 OSU Parade Grounds 1935 by NEW P 6 NEW Album


OSU Stadium labeled in EEW writing p 7 NEW Album 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Paul Henry and Margaret Glessner Weaver - 1937 Chase Woods near Findlay Ohio to Wisconsin Camping

Recently I discovered a photo album of my parents, covering the years of 1934, when they were courting with visits to Findlay OH and the Chase Farm, Liberty Twp, Hancock County
to June of 1938, when my dad got his MD degree from Ohio State University in Columbus


Here is a scan of Page 1, of the album with four images.  Above, Peg Weaver on the Chase farm NW of Findlay where her mom,Inez Chase was raised, having a picnic with dad, Harry C. Glessner - in my mom's hands is the white, red and black, Campfire Marshmallows can (that I still have it and carry cakes in it . ) From p 30 of Peg's Rememberings Memoir "Once when my parents came to Columbus, they took Pete and me on a picnic. My mother had the habit of carrying a cake she had baked in a round, metal marshmallow tin, placing the cake on the lid, then covering it with the bottom portion of the tin. Pete, unknowingly turned the tin to its normal position. We had an upside-down cake and a very embarrassed Pete."
Below are "Pete" Paul H Weaver, then a med student, Peg with Harry C Glessner, and Peg Glessner with a blanket, one that lasted for a long time and made the journey to Faribault.  
 Back at the Chase Farm Woods, here are some seedings they are preparing to plant on the Chase Family farm in Liberty Township, Hancock County. Inez Chase brother Charles, AKA "Uncle Charlie" farmed the land when I was a young boy and raised Shetland Ponies. P69
 1938 Picnic on the Chase farm with ICG, Inez Chase Glessner, HCG, Harry Chappelear Glessner, MGW, Margaret Glessner Weaver, PHW, Paul Henry Weaver, EEW, Edna Eicher Weaver and NEW Noah Elwood Weaver p 69 MGW and PHW Album
 1937,  Peg Weaver age, 27, with "Pete" Paul H Weaver age 26, by a car on the Chase Farm. p 68
 1937, p 70 MGW above and PHW below, "size of pines - one year after planting" on the Chase Family farm sect 3 & 4 Liberty Twp Hancock County Ohio
 1937 Peg Weaver and Inez Chase (they were both red heads, and a pity this is not color film :-) cooking at a Chase Woods picnic.  p 69
 Peg Weaver and Harry Glessner pitching horse shoes on the Chase Farm, p 69 1937.
Paul H Weaver, Harry C Glessner, Inez C Glessner and Margaret G Weaver picnicing on the Chase Family farm 1937 p 69. 
Camping Trip to Wisconsin
 During the summer of 1937, my parents now married for nearly 2 years, took time off from there work at Ohio State, Pete would be a senior at OSU Medical School and Peg worked for a Dr Gorrell the head of the OSU Home Economics Dept p 33"I was happy when Civil Service found me a job in the Home Economics Department at Ohio State University with a salary of $80.00 a month, minus a deduction for Social Security! Now I could walk to work with Pete when he went to school. We had fun identifying the campus trees -- unfamiliar ones, gingko, alder, and yellowwood. Because he was sometimes free from classes and labs in the late afternoons, Pete frequently prepared supper before I returned from work. My boss was Mrs. Gorrell, head of the Department. Some of the profs in the Department were interesting characters, some with unusual names, Hughina McKay (who brought me a gift from her Mexican trip, a small bottle of Evening in Paris perfume -- from Mexico!), Winona Morgan, Alma Hughes."

 Camp Site on Upper Gresham Lake northern Wisconsin.  Peg Weaver at the camp stove.  Note Canoe Paddles by the tent. p 78 - 1937 Summer
 1937 Ohio Plate on this car.  Boot Lake, Nicolet National Forest Wisconsin p 70 July 1937 p 73

Wonder if this is the Ford, Peg writes about in her Rememberings:


"In his senior year when he took the obstetrics course, Pete needed a car to deliver babies in homes. Because it coughed a lot, he named our second-hand, two-door Ford, Phthisis, the Greek name for TB (tuberculosis). When he was out delivering a baby at night, being left alone was scary in a bedroom with a window facing a fire-escape, having been brought up living behind a safety door when there was no male in the house."

 1937  Canoe at Upper Gresham Lake Wisconsin Paul "Pete" Weaver. p 78
 Peg Weaver writing by tent, campsite Boot Lake, Nicolet National Forest Wisconsin July 1937 p 73
1937 back in Ohio, visiting West Carrollton Ohio, 321 E Main Back yard, with Edna Eicher Weaver and Hanna Swearingen on the left with Paul "Pete" Weaver in white outfit with pipe and Peg Weaver reading a sheet of paper.  NEWeaver Photo p 81 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Whirl Wind Trip - Bob Pahl envisions his Black Stallion fetching his Airstream "Aluminum Covered Twinky Turtle" - with the spirited journey to PEI - 6 Days on the road and we made it home, in a good way!

 Resting from my trip to British Columbia at the end of August, I was settling into my nest here again in St Louis Park, when my tehanshi, Bob Pahl, contacted me, asking if I would be willing to drive with him to pick up an RV, Airstream Trailer.  He was being led to considering this trailer as a new home, as he sold his suburban home to consciously downsize recently and moved into an apartment in St Paul.  Having supported him on this journey, when Bob,  mentioned his new mobile home vision, it so happened to be sitting 2000 miles to the east on Prince Edward Island, in a land some call Canada, here on Turtle Island, the indigenous way of considering North America.

 I sat with the discernment if I have enough physical spiritual and emotional balance to take the trip.  Well, spirit opened the door to what he envisioned to be a 5 day trip and quickly it became clear we had to "Trust the spirit"  and the process, and let go of the illusion of control and trust tunkashila, our Higher Powers to support us in a good way for the expanded 6 days. .    Thanks, Pidamiya tehanshi Bob for the shared adventure.  Here is this authors view of the adventure.  As always, take what fits, and leave the rest.  Pidamiya for the journey. 



 
 Here is my first real camera image on the trip. Tehanshi Bob having the Sante, "Health"  Breakfast in French in Riviere-du-Loup, on the coast of the St Lawence River in Quebec,  Sunday morning, after two full days of driving.  The first day from St Louis Park to Sudbury ON, then through Montreal up the coast of the St Lawrence to Riviere-du-Loup Quebec.  I enjoyed a couple of Cafe Latte's here. mmm. Pidamiya. 

 
My hearty breakfast with jambon (ham) with eggs, fruit.  Hearty breakfast before our day driving up into New Brunswick, Nova Scotia then onto PEI, Prince Edward Island where Murray and Lea awaited, with the gleaming aluminum covered Airstream asleep in the cool evening breezes on the island.  


 
Here is how the Trailer welcomed us upon our arrival on  PEI . After a smudging ceremony with palo santo to honor the space with Murray and Bob, they went about there safety checks.  Safety first!    Bob and I had nicknamed the  Airstream, on the way out, landing on the "Aluminum Turtle Twinky"  - a trailer in the shape of a Twinky, that carries the energy of the Turtle and Turtle Island.  Wicozani Wo Wokiya.   May tehanshi Bob, and his black stallion Ford 350 Diesel, welcome all  his relations in a good way.  We noticed a spider, some consider a heyoka spirit, a contrary, that Murray carefully carried out side.  A  reminder to Bob and me, of the power of language, and how some 2-leggeds can spin stories in English, the language of "spin"...and it can be used for good or bad.  Re membering our intentions and missions of service in a good way. 
 
View of the Airstream from Murray and Lea's home looking west.   


Bob and Murray reviewing the trailers "appointments" as Bob referred to the various options and attributes of his newly acquired RV.  I served as a listener, and navigator during the next phase of the trip.  On the way out, I was given the reigns to the Ford Diesel Black Stallion in a good way, and shared the driving of the steed.  My sense, seeing this 31 ft wagon, is that I would support Bob in learning about his new wagon, from the position of his navigator and spiritual support, working to support balance and nutrition in a good way, for our bodies, minds and souls. 

Bob and Murray going over the basics of the maintenance of the skin of the Aluminum Turtle.
 Once we hooked up the trailer to the Truck, with the support of Murry and Lea, Bob tested the brakes in the dark on the way off the island, onto the 8 mile Federation Bridge back to New Brunswick and the mainland. Here is Bob, Monday morning outside the Super 8 in Amherst NB, note the flower power in his heart hand.
Murray encouraged Bob to check all the pins and connections between the Truck and Trailer for safety each morning.  Bob also was learning about the anti-sway devise, here in orange, I learned is called the Hemsley Arrow.  Fitting an arrow pointing to balance in the rig of the Black Stallion and Aluminum Turtle Wagon.      For more info.  
http://hensleymfg.com/
  
Close up  of Bob's new Hensley Arrow.  
How to feed the Stallion in a good way.  Learning about the types of Diesel Fuel, #1 cleaner than #2 that has a tendency to gel in cold weather.  Who knew?  For me, being with the possibilities of the Not Knowing, like a Rosen Method Moving Adventure, allowed me to open up to new teachings and learning about diesel trucks, the environment and balance.  Pilamiya tunkashila. Here is Bob turning the corner at the Amherst NB Irving and Circle K Station.  His first full day piloting his hew steed and rig, in a good way.  



On our second day, driving back,  We drove through NB from NS in Canada, past Woodstock NS where we had lunch by the River, the day before, and entered the US of A, in Maine.  After the required paper work at the border, we stopped at the Maine Visitors station and got a coupon book for motels.  Hm, a new learning  for finding cost effective tipi's, lodging for our way home, and we decided figuring out how to use the new wagon in Walmart Parking Lots, as suggested by Murray (wonder what experience he has had there :-), seemed like less of an "Easy Does It" approaching than just navigating to motels.  Here is the truck and trailer in our Chicopee MA motel parking lot.   After parking in the dark, we went to a local Friendly's for food and ice cream on foot and awoke to check the tires and all, to see that lot clear out of the trucks of a local landscaping and tree trimming outfit. 

 
After the lot cleared out while we had breakfast, and the chan oyate and pejuta oyate, tree and plant people, like the cherry tree and milkweed  with a green pod for seeds, told me to slow down, easy does and listen to our hearts and bodies, we noticed Nelson Mandela encouraging us on in a good way.   My JT's bag carries balancing herbs and plants as teachers about nutrition and balance! 


 Here is a view of the green valley of the Mohawk River in New York as we followed I 90 west. 


 Bob had a phone conference to addend, that timed perfectly with our rest stop at the PA borden.  While he was on the phone, I stayed inside, to discern what info would be helpful on our continued journey.  It was raining a bit when we got here then then cleared up.

 
Here is Bob on the bed of the Black Ford Stallion, as we share a typical snack with cut up cheese, heirloom tomatoes from my garden, crackers and water.  Easy Does it, with embodied self awareness. 

 
Bob chose to learn more about where to find diesel fuel and how to pay for it here, first stop to feed the stallion in PA.  Interesting we were surrounded by these cyclists from Brasil, Only could say Obrigato (sp) to a man.   They were stopped by the rain.  and Bob commented on all the stylish outfits and the similarity of the bikes.    We made it through Cleveland OH and with our Ohio Coupon book spied a 29.00 motel at the Maumee Exit.   Bob backed up the rig and we walked to a super market for sushi and dumplings we ate in our motel, run by some ethnic Indian Folks who honored Sai Baba. He welcomed us to the motel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sathya_Sai_Baba

 
Lacking an early breakfast at the motel, we left about 6:30 AM to go to a rest stop with a Starbucks.  Here Bob learned more about DEF in the manual as he added a gallon of the stuff here to the Stallion. DEF  Diesel Exhaust Fluid.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diesel_exhaust_fluid
I focused on my plant teachers, here the fragrant leaves of the bay leaf type shrub with fruits while I enjoyed my morning coffee.

After leaving Ohio, we focused on getting through Chicago Safely and staying balanced on the red road.  With a few "close calls" past the downtown loop, we ventured west to Rockford and then north into Wisconsin, when Bob's Stallion's dashboard twinkled a little error message tune, about his DEF levels, threatening to reduce his speed to 50 mph. 


 We spied a station with Diesel as the little twinkle sound emerged from the dashboard to see if we could find some more DEF ....fluid for his Stallion.    A trucker informed us he "drained them of their diesel" and recommended a Kwip Trip nearby by Janesville that not only had DEF, the had a nozzle to fill Bob's stallion's tank!  Grateful for messengers along the trail.   So here is the first sign the DEF priceing, just below the gas and diesel pricing.  hmmmm

 
And here is the DEF pump on the left, with the regular diesel to the right.  Blue and Green color coding for us to discern.    Father Sky and Mother Earth,  is this balance or what. :-) Bob got on the phone with how to reboot so the little tinkling sounds and messages might go away. 

 
As in the past , we got out some soul food, and made a picnic. Here on the table outdoors by the Kwik Trip.  Yogurt, olives, cheese, heirloom tomato and peaches.   When we we done, and got back on the road, after filling the DEF, no more messages.    Pilamiya tunkashila


My sister Jane Newell agreed to meet us on Montreal in St Paul, to give me a ride to the western suburbs so Bob could corral his stallion and wagon for the night somewhere in St Paul.  Here she is after getting the Aluminum Turtle Twinky Tour. 


 And here are Bob and me, with a photo taken by Jane and the end of the trail for this adventure. 
Bob Pahl and Tom Weaver, the end of the 6 day trail to bring back the Black Diesel Ford 350 Stallion and the Airstream Aluminum Turtle Twinky Wagon fetched from PEI, in a good way. 
Pidamiya tunkashila. Wicozani Wo Wokiya.  More shall be revealed on the balanced path of life. 




































Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tree Planting 1966 -1972 Visit to the "Prop" the 16 acres of mostly woods purchased by the Agerters and Weaver ca 1940

My parents with friends Ken and Peggy Agerter purchased 16 acres on the Straight River south of Faribault in the early 1940's.  In 1942 they constructed a shack from a chicken coop they moved onto the land.     In 1966, concerned that the development proposed by the Chadderdon Development firm would threaten the natural area, the Weaver family decided to plant some pine seedings with the aid of a Scout Troop led by Dewey Van Orsow . Tom worked with Dewey at Tom Taylors surveying group in the summers while in college in the 60's.
 With Peg Weaver's 1965 Plymouth Belvedere in the background, some of the pine seedings are seen in the foreground.

In the spring of 1972, the Weaver and Agerter's visited the prop.  Here is Ken Agerter building a fire, with PHW taking a photo, while Tom Weaver with beard and camera, is next to Peggy Agerter.  Note birch trees and river below.

Picnic early spring 1972, Peggy, Ken Agerter, and Peg Weaver ..

Tom Weaver with machete that he learned to use as a surveyor to clear paths, with Ken Agerter. 

 Later spring 1972 on the bluff looking down at the bridge over the Straight River.  Peggy, Ken Agerter, with Peg Weaver. 
Bluff picnic area 1972, prop in Walcott Twp along the Straight River bluffs, Ken Agerter and Peg Weaver.

 Dam on the Straight River from the "prop" side on the west side, looking over to the State Land in 1972.  This is the area now set aside as River Bend Nature Area.

Peg Weaver along the train track on the back side of the prop, taken in 1972, by PHW





View of Straight River Valley from prop bluff in 1972.
 Here in 1942 Ken Agerter, Peg Weaver above, By Berhow, Pete Weaver below footings for the shack slab on the prop.
 Photo of the dam along the Straight River with the prop on the right.
 1942  Peg Agerter, By, Ruth & Ken Agerter. Mary Henning with her two sons. (Shattuck School) Peg Weaver, photo by Paul H Weaver on prop.
1942 prop gathering,  Ken Agerter, woman? Peg and Pete (Paul H) Weaver, 
Betty Kickmuhler, sister of Peggy Agerter.