Meeting history in person

Friday afternoon, I had a chance to meet a 100 year old man. Dan Groff lives just north of Claypool in Kosciusko County. He was born in 1911 before World War I started and when buggies and wagons were still more common than automobiles. He graduated from high school before the Great Depression! Though his hearing suffers, he still moves around remarkably well and even mows his lawn. What a pleasure to meet someone who has witnessed dramatic changes in society and the way we live. A living history lesson for me.


About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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