Category Archives: 2019

INCIDENTS

My column last week was about The Wonder Five basketball team from Vienna High School, a group of boys who gained national attention in the 1925 to 1930 era.  The team’s success has been largely credited to their coach, J. … Continue reading

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Vienna’s “Wonder Five” Basketball Team

Author:  John Bonner, 1915-2004 “Basketball Mania” came to Vienna in 1925 and lasted until 1930.  It was brought about largely by the efforts of one very talented man, Joseph H. Jenkins, who was superintendent of the city schools and coach … Continue reading

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The Wonder Five

Pete and Beverly Dail are Florida transplants who moved to Vienna a few years ago.  They have painstakingly restored a home on Union Street that was in severe disrepair.  It’s now a charming bed and breakfast known as The Jewell … Continue reading

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Triplets – Coming Home

On January 23, 1979, we brought Erin and Carrie home for the second time.  Jane had stayed in the hospital room with them around the clock for 13 days.  She was exhausted but never complained.  At home she kept a … Continue reading

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Triplets – Names and Pneumonia

The young reporter asked if we had thought of any names. “Erin Margaret, Seth Neil, and Carrie Ellen,” I replied. Mama was shaking her head and talking to Daddy.  “I can’t believe he’s over there making up names to put … Continue reading

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Triplets – Special Delivery

A nurse informed us that the triplets would soon be arriving.  As our family hastened down the hallway toward the double doors marked “DELIVERY” out came our firstborn. “Boy or girl?” I blurted out. “Boy, but not your boy,” said … Continue reading

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Triplets – An Unspoken Question

As days passed, we grew more accustomed to our news.  I remained genuinely delighted that we were having triplets.  There was, however, something that concerned me, something that I did not feel I could or should discuss with Jane.  She … Continue reading

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