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Jim Dayton

Hard Working Dayton Women

DFH Volume 1 Issue 4 by Jim Dayton The March 3 newsletter, titled No Showmanship Here-Just Toil and Labor, By Camilla Luckey, mentioned that Uncle Chop “admired a lady who was up on the barn roof helping her husband.”  I’ve got a story that I think can top that one.  […]

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 […]