Sunday, October 26, 2008

We Interrupt The Football Games


We Interrupt The Football Games

For This News Alert


We interrupt the Sunday afternoon football games to bring you this important announcement: more Ohio buckeyes will be coming to the greater D.C. metro area this week. This time it is the Ohio village that hosts each October a great pumpkin show: Bradford, Ohio in Miami County Ohio.
And this time the visitors will include my niece, Deb Wirrig, and her son. We hope to meet up with them for breakfast on the day they will be touring Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

Now if you would like to know more about the village of Bradford, Ohio, do go to this website: http://www.bradfordoh.com/index.php?page=history
You will learn about Bradford's connection to the railroads passing thru the village; the founding fathers of the town; the great Bradford fire; and the most famous person from Bradford plus see some very old black and white photos. The name of the most famous former citizen of Bradford is
Allen Sutton Sothoron who played for the Cleveland Indians and the St. Louis Browns. Allen Sothoron was the last legal spit ball pitcher in the major leagues.

And if you would like to learn more about Bradford Village Schools go to this website: http://www.bradford.k12.oh.us/

And if you would like some info on that Annual Bradford Pumpkin Show
go this website: http://cleveland.about.com/b/2008/10/10/the-bradford-ohio-pumpkin-show.htm

One more comment, I would be derelict if I did not report that my great niece, Samantha Gariety, the daughter of Tom and Dorothy Gariety of Russia and the grandchild of my brother, Carl Gariety of Russia was a member of the 2008 Bradford Pumpkin Show Court. In 2000 Samantha's older sister, Nicole Gariety Keller, was also in the Pumpkin Show Court and was crowned Miss Pumpkin of 2000.

1 comment:

fishing guy said...

Joann: If you don't watch out the Buckeyes will over populate Virginia.