Month: March 2019

Widow’s Mite

DFH Volume 1 Issue 3 By Priscilla [Dayton] Tyler, as told by Mary Tyler Mary reminded me about this story a few days ago, and this morning as I was thinking about what story I could contribute, the following came to mind. It sounds like a very Dayton kind of […]

A Legend in the Dayton Family

DFH Volume 1 Issue 3 By Jim Dayton We haven’t written much about Wilber Dayton Jr.  He was highly revered by everyone in the Dayton family, but he remained somewhat of a mystery since he moved away from Corinth after college, and we only knew him through letters, phone calls, […]

The Flat Tire

DFH Volume 1 Issue 2 By Camilla Luckey Another Virginia story. You have to know the crazy Beltway around the D.C. metropolitan area to appreciate this. My dad, already in his eighties, had a flat tire during rush hour, on his way to our home in Falls Church.  He pulled […]

The Piano

DFH Volume 1 Issue 2 By Camilla Luckey Sometime between 1979 and 1981 my father, Charles Dayton, brought my piano, the heaviest old upright anybody ever touched and given to me by a widow-admirer of my dad , one of many, decades earlier to me in Alexandria, Virginia, from upstate […]

Toil, Labor and Determination

DFH Volume 1 Issue 2 by Camilla Luckey Another West Chazy camp note: That row of cottages where the “double” one was owned by Uncle Paul and then Johnny may have always looked (and probably still does) a little rough and tumble, hardly two adjacent siding boards matching, but it […]

The Church Pews

DFH Vol 1 Issue 2 By Camilla Luckey Dad was the District Superintendent  of the Champlain District of the Wesleyan Church in Upstate New York during my high school years.  We  lived in the District Superintendent’s home adjacent to  the  West Chazy Campground, our church retreat center. Dad grasped every […]