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On May 20, 1996, my father received a letter from an old family friend in Cambridge, Ohio, by the name of Opal Van Dyne-Owens.  She enclosed a newspaper clipping from the May 17 Daily Jeffersonian.

“You and Ann did live in this house on Highland Avenue, didn't you?” Opal asked.  “Thought you'd enjoy the write-up about it.  I was in it many times but I don't remember any of the things they wrote about.  All I remember was that you got new carpet with the thickest padding I had ever seen, and it was like walking on a cloud!  Isn't it strange the little things you remember and how much you forget.”

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According to the article, “The ‘Charm’ home of Dave and Carolee Ogle, 1134 Highland Ave., was built by Cambridge Coal and Lumber.  There was an open house on April 16, 1941, to market it as a model home.  The kitchen bay, installed by a local artist, the late Stanley Matthews, overlooks a wooded hillside with a variety of birds and wildlife.  The home was purchased in 1994 from Mrs. Paul Coss, and it was extensively remodeled to maintain the original decor.”

(You can read the rest of the article's description next to the picture above.)