Poof Tardiff

Poof Tardiff Once Upon a Berlin Time Interesting Stories Hello fellow Berlinites. Reading through the old newspapers, I always find some interesting stories. They aren’t long enough for a complete story, but by putting a few of them together, they make great reading for my articles. Coming from a front page March headline of a 1928 Berlin Reporter was the story of a man found dead in the basement of Buber’s Hardware and Furniture Store, ...

Ithaca Bound

Wednesday, 16 October 2002. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Wheatfield. Wet and miserable, despite a protective rain suit, my waterproof boots no longer waterproof, I turn with my walking companion, and together we confront the full enormity of the famous charge that took place here 140 years ago come next July 3rd. For a moment, we stand there facing Cemetery Ridge, a stone wall that would serve as breastworks for the Union riflemen unmistakably visible through the mist that clouds my ...

Nicholas Howe

A Sun reader suggested a poll on the newspaper's regular columnists. This, presumably, would measure the support for their opinions. There's always been a poll. I get a great deal of commentary on my columns, one came from as far away as Qatar, and there's a pattern. I started with the Sun in 1990, and I've found that people who agree with me call on the telephone or send an e-mail or write a letter or stop me on the street, and they give reasoned and ...

Lala Dinsmore

Lawns and leaves are beginning to have a green glow, but it will certainly be awhile before we can set out tender annuals like tomato plants and peppers. This spring has been a "late one", meaning in my estimation that instead of being able to plant things like peas in April...well, you know the rest. However, as soon as the gardens are tilled, it will certainly be time to plant peas, carrots and other root crops. But I have the usual problem that I never seem to get just ...

Poof Tardiff

Poof Tardiff Once Upon a Berlin Time Hello fellow Berlinites. As I do every once in awhile, I will give you some highlights, which I have researched, concerning a specific year in Berlin. All years of course have produced history. Starting in April of 1888, Berlin’s history was recorded by its own newspaper the Berlin Independent. There are two years that are not on microfilm, they are 1909 and 1910. The year nineteen hundred and nine is ...