Sunday, April 26, 2009

Betsy Trotwood

Trotwood was named after the Charles Dicken's character
Betsy Trotwood in David Cooperfield.

Trotwood History

Bonnie Devers-Scheneck
100E Main St
Trotwood OH

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Pantorium Dry Cleaners-Mr. and Mrs. Duncan
IGA Grocers-The Roher's
Village Bakery-Chase/Steinke
Farmer and Merchants Bank
Elder Beerman
Arby's Roast Beef
Trotwood News Paper
Gas Station
Jr/Sr High School
PK Lumber
Stop N Go
Dr. Seal-did sport physicials
The Ram Shack
Madison Park Elementary School
Trotwood Locker
Roger's Funeral Home
Trotwood Trailer
Sam's Pizza-Elder Beerman shopping center
Cassono's Pizza
Joe's Hardware
Boyer's Dance Studio
Brethern Church-Main St
Trotwood United Church of the Brethern-Worley/Broadway
Post Office-Broadway
7-11 Main St
Car Wash on Stuckhardt
Reid's Drug store
Deb and Rick's Restaurant
Bill's towing
Jolly's Pizza
Dr. Freid
Drycleaner across from Duncan's
Salem Mall
Donut Shop-Higgins Station-Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips
Vaniman Ford
Johnson's Carpet Store
Dairy Queen
Noffsinger's Appliance
Beeber Pharmacy
Lawson's next to the bowling alley
Western Auto
Burger Chef
Trotwood Lanes
Clark Station
Famous Recipe Chicken
Gas Stations
Trotwood Boy's Baseball Club
Trotwood Farmer's Exchange Grainery
Grill's bar
Pool Hall
Exxon Station
Trimble's Jewelry
Berger Pure Oil Station
Cedar Hill Cemetary
Dr. Ross dentist
Dr. Lewis at Sherry and Broadway
Dr. Foster dentist

Saturday, April 11, 2009

I remember...

the hill behind Tina True's house on Worley Ave.  We would slide down the hill all seasons using trash can lids, refrigerator box whatever we could come up with.  At the bottom of the hill was a screen room, behind the screen room was Vaniman Ford.  Vaniman Ford faced Main St. from the south.  I attended school with the granddaughter of the Mr. Vaniman.  Cheryl Stubbs lived on the corner of Sunrise and Main St.  Her grandparents across the street on the opposite corner.  We played in the fenced yard of the Vaniman's with her collie chasing us.

On the southwest corner of Sunrise and Main St lived another schoolmate Connie Sheets who was a twirlette from Mrs. Boyer's dance studio.  She had two step brother's Jack Winchester (our age) and an older brother who's name escapes me.  Down the street on the other side lived the Dorn family.  They had a tragic house fire.  A young Dorn died, the story was the child paniced and locked herself in a closet.  Steve Dorn jumped from a second story window and had a debilitating arm injury.

The train tressel stood above Wolf Creek at the end of Sunrise Street.  The underside of the tressel was painted with graffiti (of course).  A wooden sidewalk with a metal handbar was built alongside the north side of the train track...I remember sitting on the skinny board feet dangling above Wolf Creek as a train blew by at a zillion miles an hour inches from my backside.

Down below, the stones showed through the clear water.  Many days where spent wading in the shallow water.  Down the track a few blocks east was the beaten down path we traveled to the baseball field.  The path was found through the parking lot of Roher's IGA food market.
Rusty worked their (Tina's older brother).  The Roher family owned the grocery, they lived up on Worley Ave. top of Pleasant St. to the right.  I remember one daughter, Kim.  Robin and Lark lived next door...two girls not birds.

Friday, April 3, 2009


great aunt
My grandmother's (Thelma Elizabeth Smith) half sister, daughter of Susie Metcalf.

My mom's brother, the eldest of the five.  Son of Thelma and Donnell Smith.
He changed his name Donnell, Jr. to Donald.  Sibling of Ethel (my mom), Betty, Rosie (deceased), Barb.

My mom's sister, number four in the line of five.  Daughter of Donnell and Thelma.

Spouse of Betty (mom's sister).  Married 28 years.

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