TLC #55: August 9, 2003
Dear Hearts & Gentle
It's a sunny Saturday in the old hometown. And
so dry! We just set a record for the driest July in recorded history. Lawns are
turning brown, just the way we remember from our youth. That's Missouri in July
Our major news for today is the unveiling of our
website. You got a sneak preview last time, but now we're up and running. Bob
'58 Ball, my computer consultant, is responsible for the design and the photos.
He doesn't like to be given credit, so everyone be sure and tell him how much
you like it. I take blame for the text.
This gives us a new dimension in being able to
keep you posted about events in and around Lex. Also you are cordially invited
to submit photos of yourselves, your past, your incredible grandchildren, your
Harleys, your pets or anything else you would like to share. Most of all, I wish
you would submit photos of general interest, such as from grade school or LHS,
plays, minstrels, sports events. Just
send things to me, and I'll get them to Bob.
No new establishments that I can think of have
opened since issue #54. But I will tell you some properties that have sold in
recent weeks. I alluded to them in issue #54. Some people from "The City" bought
the old Methodist Church and plan to use it as a residence. The big victorian
house at 20th & South sold to City People. The huge house on Highland that
once belonged to Ike has been sold to a retired doctor (Joe Holman) from The
City. He has lived here for quite a few years now. And other City People moving
to Lexington include Bill & Davoren Tempel. Bill is coming home, just
like many of us. They have purchased the Aull/Brasher/Blass house on Aull
And now to the mail:
From Loretta Gueguen '60
Hi Susan - I'm wondering if you might ask everyone on
the TLC list if they have any advice on finding ancestors in Lexington? I
recently made a trip to Ireland and visited the Caretaker's Cottage at All
Hallow's College in Dublin. That is where my Great-Great Grandfather John
Murphy and his wife Mary Ann Shanley lived and raised four children before
moving to Lexington.
They must be buried in the old Catholic Cemetery (which
I always accompanied my Mom to on Decoration Day, but sure couldn't find it
today!) I've written to the Parish Priest there and hope to hear from
him. I have now been bitten by the genealogy bug and am trying to find out
about their parents. I'm quickly finding out that there are all kinds
of sites to go to on the web, BUT there's always a price tag attached when they
get you interested. Any advice out there on FREE ways to find out about
relatives in Ireland? Thanks for passing this on.
I'd be interested too!
And now TLC presents Tracer of
From Wayne Tabb:
Susan - There is a person whom I knew when I was in grade school and I would like
for anyone who knows the whereabouts of Clayton Gaffin to please
send in a report on him. In all the months of TLC I have not heard his
name mentioned. He was/is a friend of mine whom I chummed around with when I was
about l6 or 17, but lost touch with him when I went into the AF in 1952.
And yeah, there is a good story connected with him, similar to the one that I
sent you several months ago about the old boiler and car collision at the
And so we come to the end of
#55....until you visit the TLC website! Send in those
Your devoted scribe,
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