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WQED TV producer and PITTSBURGH Magazine back-page writer writes about his current work and assorted other things.

Entries from July 2009

#1. Getting the Gregory

July 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments

On the last night of the conference, the LHA usually holds a big dinner.   This year the Awards Banquet is at South Bend’s Century Center. There’s a guest speaker: Terry Shellwell, the very serious and sincere leader of this summer’s vintage-truck-and-military-vehicle convoy that has been re-creating the famous military convoy of 1919.   (That original convoy included […]

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#2. Socializing on a Thursday evening

July 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments

In my previous post, I didn’t mention that, as part of my key note presentation, I did show one clip from the PBS documentary: the last story, the amazing tale of Esther Oyster and Bernie Queneau, and how the Lincoln Highway brought them together. It’s such a satisfying tale of old newspaper clippings, on-line research, […]

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#3. A key note?

July 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

It was months ago.   Jan Shupert-Arrick, a friend from the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association and a past president of the national organization, called and invited me to this Lincoln Highway Conference. She asked if I would give the key note address on Thursday afternoon, and I was way too flattered to say No.  Flattered […]

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#4. Henry Joy IV was here!

July 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Among Lincoln Highway fans, two of the biggest, most important names are Carl G. Fisher and Henry B. Joy.  Carl Graham Fisher was the Prest-O-Lite headlights man who came up with the idea for the cross-country highway, and Henry Bourne Joy was the Packard Motor Car man who decided the road should be made a memorial to Abraham Lincoln. […]

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#5. A quintessential tenderloin & the ride toward home.

July 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I don’t go home from the conference the same way I came.   I don’t follow the Lincoln Highway back.  I have to stop outside the town of Delaware, Ohio, at my sister’s house to get my mother who has been staying there for a couple of months.    My sister told me to watch for Route […]

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#6. A collector’s band.

July 1st, 2009 · 3 Comments

I collect things.  I own too many books, CDs, DVDs, postcards, bookmarks, promotional cards and various pieces of printed matter.  But many of these Lincoln Highway Association members are collectors too, and I love them for that.  And at these conferences, they set up a “book room” where people can display, sell and swap all […]

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