January 2008 Issue
Letters to the Editors
On October 24, my husband and I, along with a close friend, drove to Holmes County, a copy of the September 2007 Ohio Magazine in hand. After our delicious meal at Der Dutchman in Walnut Creek, we decided to follow the back-road route suggested in your article. We found it to be all you described and more! We enjoyed the scenery, made all the more spectacular by the beautiful colors of the turning leaves. [There was a] gathering at a large farm, and everyone waved as we drove past. Thank you for tipping us off to this route.
— Susan L. Taylor, Curtice
I just wanted to thank John Gladden for the amazing article about our decaying and crumbling barns (December 2007, page 72). The article really hit home with me. My grandmother was born in 1900 and grew up in northwestern Ohio on a farm, and I cannot help but be saddened each time I see one of these majestic and beautiful structures and in essence, our history, crumbling to nothing. I hope to take one of these structures and restore it one day into a home, so that its craftsmanship and history may be restored for another 100-plus years.
— J. Denney, Thornville
Sue Larson, who was pictured decorating a spectacular gingerbread house on the December 2007 Ohioan page, donated her creation to a fundraiser for St. Stephen’s Community House in Columbus. It was purchased for $5,000.
The gazebo pictured on page 73 of the November 2007 issue is located in Chillicothe’s Grandview Cemetery, not Yoctangee Park.