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Take a trip down memory lane as bloggers Danny Batson and Gary Thomas recollect their experiences while growing up in the Chillicothe area. We hope our discussion starters, pictures, and articles will evoke your personal recollections of Chillicothe; we invite you to share your stories with all of us. So, let us discuss the days gone by and have fun!
Doggone It....Go! by Danny Batson
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By Gary Thomas

Hi, I am Danny Batson (Knouse) and I am a lifelong resident of the Chillicothe area. I was born in 1951 and graduated from CHS in 1969. I took over my dad’s septic tank business that he founded in 1937. While I have been in every state ...

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Chillicothe: As We Remember

Hi, I am Danny Batson (Knouse) and I am a lifelong resident of the Chillicothe area. I was born in 1951 and graduated from CHS in 1969. I took over my dad’s septic tank business that he founded in 1937. While I have been in every state (except Hawaii and Maine), there is no place like home! I love taking pictures of old and unusual things and sharing them. There is beauty in everything, if we look for it. I have three Facebook pages filled with local pictures that may be of interest: “Where Has Danny Been,” Chillicothe Now,” and “Danny Batson”.

Hi, I am Gary Thomas and I was born just across from Central School in 1942. I graduated from CHS in 1960 and MU in 1964. After two years in Army, I completed a graduate degree at the University of Chicago in 1970. After working in software development for more than 40 years, I retired from Raytheon in 2007. I have an abiding interest in history and in researching past events, places, and people. My latest project is developing a history-based chronology for Livingston County from 1801-2000.

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Tar-Baby
Tar-Baby
By Danny Batson
April 22, 2013 12:14 a.m.



It's one o'clock in the afternoon on this dark and rainy Wednesday in April. Carolyn takes our dog Tar-Baby out on the front porch and tells him to go pee. He hesitates but then goes to the bird bath just a short way off the porch. He does not like the rain at all, so it is a task to get him to leave the porch, but he had to really pee badly.

As he hikes his leg a clap of thunder sounds and back to the porch he runs where Carolyn is standing. She in return tells Tar-Baby to go back out there and take care of business, so he slowly walks out again.



As he hikes his leg again to pee a second clap of thunder sounds and again he runs to the porch. The third time he will not leave the porch without Carolyn going with him. Now both were standing by the bird bath and as he started to pee the heavens opened  up and it suddenly rained very hard. They both came back inside wringing wet and she told tell me the story and I laughed and decided to share it with you. I hope you get a laugh too. 

DB

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