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Donna Fisher – Buckeye Hoopster

DFH Volume 1 Issue 5 Donna Fisher – Buckeye Hoopster Donna [Fisher] Dayton was the sister of Josephine [Fisher] Dayton. Donna was the wife of Wilber Jr. and Josephine was the second wife of Charles.  You guessed it.  Sisters married brothers.  In 1929, Aunt Donna was a 15 year-old, (probably […]

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.  […]

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 […]