Poor Will's Almanack for the second week of Early Spring
The other day, someone asked me, "What is the point of keeping track of things like flowers and birds?"
And I answered that - without my notes - I would literally feel lost in space.
I tried to explain that for me place and time do not exist outside of personal observations and feelings. I wake up in my familiar bed, see the same trees, the same roads, the same family. I put on familiar clothes, listen to familiar sounds, recall familiar memories. I therefore know where I am and who I am.
Springfield is preparing to host for the first time in 10 years, the Ohio Women's Bowling Association's state tournament and convention. It is estimated that the 13 week event will generate nearly one million dollars to the city's economy.
Springfield has hosted the Ohio Women's Bowling tournament every 10 years since 1952. Vickie Sibole is the president of the Springfield District Bowling Association.
William Henry Harrison was elected president just over 170 years ago. Harrison had an unusual career. He was a war hero who had fought in the wars against American Indians as the United States continued to surge westward. His campaign slogan, "Tippecanoe and Tyler, too" was a salute to his military victories.