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A Couple of Slices of Hoosier History

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Sometimes, if the weather is gorgeous and I'm in the mood, I like to take the scenic route home after a visit with my grandbabies (and their parents) in Cincinnati.  Most times, I just cruise along US 52 and enjoy the scenery, but one day this summer I took the time to stop and snap a few photos of a couple of my favorite Hoosier landmarks as I meandered along the route.

 

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Winnie's Story, Part 16: Happily Ever After

The final post of the saga of my dear cousin Winnie, Part 16 of 16 (to catch up on Parts 1-15, type "Winnie" in the upper left search box and click "search") from an interview series posted on my old website 4 years ago...what an amazing story and I'm so glad I have the opportunity to preserve and share it!

Now a business owner in New Castle, a car in serious need of repairs leads to Winnie meeting and eventually dating his future wife Judy.

Judy is my dad's first cousin, and Winnie came into our lives when the two of them began seeing each other.  In this final video of the series, Winnie tells about his chance meeting with Judy and their first date.

 

 

 


Winnie's Story, Part 15: American Businessman

Continuing the saga of my dear cousin Winnie, Part 15 of 16 (to catch up on Parts 1-14, type "Winnie" in the upper left search box and click "search") from an interview series posted on my old website 4 years ago...what an amazing story and I'm so glad I have the opportunity to preserve and share it!

Fresh out of the Army, with just a few dollars jingling in his pocket, Winnie starts looking for a job in New Castle, Indiana and soon finds himself owning his very own business.

 

 

 


Winnie's Story, Parts 13 & 14: Five Years and Out & Homecoming

Continuing the saga of my dear cousin Winnie, Parts 13 & 14 of 16 (to catch up on Parts 1-12, type "Winnie" in the upper left search box and click "search") from an interview series posted on my old website 4 years ago...what an amazing story and I'm so glad I have the opportunity to preserve and share it!

After 5 years in the US Army, Winnie was ready to get out...and determined to go back home to Yugoslavia to see the family he hadn't seen for 12 years.  Christmas 1965 was a Christmas Winnie will never forget!

 

 

 

 


Winnie's Story, Parts 11 & 12: AWOL in Germany & Indiana Connection

Continuing the saga of my dear cousin Winnie, Parts 11 & 12 of 16 (to catch up on Parts 1-10, type "Winnie" in the upper left search box and click "search") from an interview series posted on my old website 4 years ago...what an amazing story and I'm so glad I have the opportunity to preserve and share it!

After his Army basic training, Winnie found himself being sent overseas to Europe.  Through no fault of his own, he ends up in the wrong country!  In Part 11, Winnie tells of those early days in the Army.

While in the Army, Winnie became friends with a young man from New Castle, Indiana.  Winnie tells of his first weekend visit to Indiana (and Kentucky!) in Part 12.

 

 

 

 


Winnie's Story, Part 10: Called by Uncle Sam

Continuing the saga of my dear cousin Winnie, Part 10 of 16 (to catch up on Parts 1-9, type "Winnie" in the upper left search box and click "search") from an interview series posted on my old website 4 years ago...what an amazing story and I'm so glad I have the opportunity to preserve and share it!

After weeks of hassles and jumping through government hoops, Winnie had finally been granted his Green Card, at long last making him a legal immigrant. 

But it didn't take long before Winnie was being scrutinized by the FBI and called by Uncle Sam to enlist in the US Army to serve his new country.