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JUST RELEASED -- CD (PDF Edition) of
our 2003 book, "A PLACE TO CALL HOME"
A history of the Fairfield County (Ohio) Children Home
Please e-mail: bvenrick80@greenapple.com
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO ORDER YOUR CD
(This book has be OUT OF PRINT since we sold out
our initial edition in Oct 2003 and hopefully this CD
of the PDF Edition will be of interest to those who
have been unable to order the printed book.) -- FEBRUARY 19, 2009


HAVE YOU SEEN MY NEW "WWW" LOCATION?
SURELY APPRECIATE you coming back to my GREEN APPLE site,
but would welcome you with open arms at my new WWW
LOCATION: http://www.thewordwright.org


PLANS are to carry BOTH sites -- the brand new "DOT ORG" site will be 
a slightly different content (style, presentation, etc.) so former visitors
to my GREEN APPLE web pages may want to KEEP COMING BACK
to these GREEN APPLE pages to review their favorite pages and content.

MANY THANKS for your visits!   -- now say
"Hello" to THE WORDWRIGHT at
his new WWW LOCATION.

READ ABOUT our new book project, scroll down
the page to
"Venricks announce a new book..."


Lancaster High School
CLASS OF 1950
Lancaster, Ohio

(these were our school colors "back then")

PERHAPS YOU CAN HELP --
here is a group photo with
TED DUPLER in it -- can
you give us MORE information?
CLICK TO VIEW PICTURE


If you are a graduate of LHS and wonder "how many are
left" of your graduating class, I have started a page with
such data.  At the present I only have the Class of 1950
which is when I graduated from Lancaster (Ohio)
High School.  I am making space available on this 
web page for ANY OTHER CLASSES who would like
to have their deceased classmates listed.
PLEASE CONTACT: bvenrick80@greenapple.com

CLICK to view the LIST of deceased alumni

 


The 208 page history of the
FAIRFIELD COUNTY CHILDREN'S HOME
Written and Published by the Venricks is
 
SOLD OUT.

SEE NOTE at top of this page
about newly released CD PDF EDITION
of "A PLACE TO CALL HOME"


If you are among those who "missed" getting a copy of the
book, please visit the public library, Fairfield County District
Library
, 219 N. Broad Street, Lancaster, OH 43130
 (740) 653-2745)
Catalog Reference: 977.158 VEN, 
Title: A PLACE TO CALL HOME, by Bill & Jean Venrick
 -
OR
call them:
  Ohio University - Lancaster Campus (740) 654-6711.
OU-Library has copies in their circulation and may be
accessed through
Inter-Library Loans.

--- SPECIAL NOTE ---
Caring folks in Lancaster, Ohio raise funds to place a monument
in Elmwood Cemetery to remember and
identify the four children who perished in a barn fire
near Sugar Grove, Ohio, January  9, 1971

GO TO "CLOSURE..." ARTICLE


CLICK here to read T. J. Ray's essay

WE are still THE PEOPLE, and we must continue to let our leaders,
the court system, or any part of "the government" know we know 
this simple fact of the system of government our nation has been
for a long time.  There are still hundreds of decent leaders -- be
sure you are among the citizens who write congressmen, senators,
state officers, city government. The VOICE of the voters is still important.




The pessimist and the optimist
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill




HAVE YOU ever wondered if you ought to "write something"?
You know, like a LETTER to the Editor, or something like
that?  Well, let the WORDWRIGHT give you a suggestion 
or two.  I don't have ALL the answers but  just CLICK ON
the heading "What's there to say?" and give it some thought...



The Long and short of the whole matter is:

"The sum of the whole matter is this, that our civilization
cannot survive materially unless it is redeemed spiritually."


Woodrow Wilson


  http://www.myfrontporch.blogspot.com

This is an interesting blogspot written by a friend of mine...

The Venricks announce a new book in the works...

In July of this year, 2007, my wife and I began a new history project: A HISTORY OF THE BOYS' INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL  This was the largest institution of its kind in the world. The population changed regularly due to the length of stay juvenile delinquent boys were required to be there, often having as many as 1,000 or more living in fifteen different cottages. The B.I.S. had a completely accredited educational system, over twenty vocational programs in which the boys could learn a trade and upon release, go back to their home towns and get a job and take on a different life style than before. At one time the only two items brought in "from the outside" were coal and medicine--they operated as a completely self-sustaining community supplying their own electricity, steam heat for their buildings and one of the deepest artesian water wells in the area. If you, or someone you know worked at the B.I.S. we would feel it a privilege for you to contact us. We are still in the research stage of our book project. You may call us at: (740-654-3072)

I hope you have enjoyed the assorted PROVIDENTIAL PROVISIONS you may find on my web page.  I do not feel like I am God's gift to the world to dispense the truth so do not visit these pages and feel I'm IN and you're OUT.  I heard a very apt expression years ago, "God is the One who sorts out the fish," and I prefer to claim that as an on-going philosophy and another just as appropriate, "Everything I know I learned from someone else.". As a woodwright uses tools of his trade to craft pieces of furniture I like to believe the term WORDWRIGHT is a fitting moniker for this web site.  The material may vary as time goes on but the contents can still be termed PROVIDENTIAL PROVISIONS. In February 2006, we started appearing on the world wide web as
The Wordwright which is devoted completely to essays -- come visit sometime: http://www.thewordwright.org

The LINKS in my masthead will take you to the subjects as identified.  As I said earlier, please do not take offense if my religious or political views differ from yours as they are my personal opinions and I simply feel my physical welfare is based in a great measure as a result of how I view life.  Should you read any of my essays, or look into any of the subject links you will soon be aware of where I stand.  I try to keep an open mind, however, and invite correspondence from any visitor to this web page.  ENJOY - USE - BENEFIT from these pages, and above all, do not squander your life, it is too precious and we only go around once.

 


Check out this web site if you have an interest in writing or printing using hand-set type OR  desk-top publishing with computers. (Mention where you got this link--you won't win anything nor will I -- it's just a nice thing to do.)

Edited  10-26-11



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