Greetings from Ashtabula Ohio - enhanced post cardBoola! Boola! Ashtabula, Ohio

By Anthony Buccino

Collected writings referencing vacations
and visits to the northeastern Ohio city on Lake Erie

A Father's Place - An Eclectic Collection by Anthony BuccinoDon't Fear the Plain Brown Envelope

What were my interests in 1968? I was too young to worry about the draft. ... I had a fish tank of dubious quality. My fish, when they weren't eating each other, got white spots and died.

A Summer Thing

Perhaps our story will become a Lifetime channel movie. We met, lost contact, lived our lives and then one day look up at the random table at the nursing home and see each other again.

Of Taylor Ham, Veal Cutlets, Skorpers and Ashtabula

Ashtabula in those days was a lot like Mayberry on the TV show, good, hard-working people, but with a different accent. They said I “tocked” funny. I said they “tawked” funny. We were people divided by a common language.

Memories of Brookdale Soda

When I was a kid, I called the fruit punch flavor 'blood' and the cherry pit flavor tickled and chilled my chest after a hard day of play.

Penny Candy from the Corner Store

From the earliest grades to grad schools everywhere, when that end of school bell rings, children queue, nickels in hand, to be the first to reach the candy counter...

The Girl from Walnut Beach

The first time I met her, she was standing at the bottom of the hill on Walnut Beach. North End Fair was opening that night. Roadies were dragging poles and tuning engines on the kids’ rides. She watched them and waited for me. She said hello.

D-Day Landing Reenactment, Lake Erie, Conneaut, Ohio

The gunfire is loud and the battle action long and inspiring, proving the discipline and endurance of our armed forces then, and these authentically outfitted re-enactors now.

Buccino says he is working on a collection of his Ashtabula recollections, meanwhile, check out the Ohio photo galleries below.


Photo Gallery: Ashtabula Ohio

Photo Gallery: The Cove, Geneva on the Lake

Photo Gallery: Eddie's Grill, Geneva on the Lake

Photo Gallery: Willoughby, Ohio

Ashtabula County Visitors Bureau

Historic Ashtabula Harbor

Ashtabula Covered Bridge Festival

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Lake Effect: Coming of Age in Ashtabula, Ohio by Bernadette Colicchio Dawson, Ted Dieffenbacher, and Dennis Steighner

LAKE EFFECT, Coming of Age in Ashtabula Ohio, Bernadette Colicchio Dawson, Ted Dieffenbacher

ASHTABULA COUNTY, OHIO A Field Guide to the historical natural and curious treasures of Ohio's largest county

Ashtabula County: A guide to the historical, natural & curious treasures of Ohio's largest county

Hidden History of Ashtabula County by Carl E. Feather

Ashtabula Harbor, Ohio – A History of the World’s Greatest Iron Ore Receiving Port by Carl E. Feather

Ashtabula - Images of America by David Borsvold and Ashtabula Great Lakes Marine Coast Guard Memorial Museum

Ashtabula: People and Places - Images of America by Evelyn Schaeffer and Richard E. Stoner

Ashtabula Firefighting - Images of America by Eric A. Johnson

Geneva - Images of America by Susan Bradburn

Geneva on the Lake: A History of Ohio's First Summer Resort by Wendy Koile

Conneaut - Images of America by David B. Owens

Railroading in Conneaut Ohio - Images of Rail by David Borsvold

The Way of the River: Kellandale Wood by Shan L Spyker

Life Happens: And Other Unavoidable TruthsBy Ashtabula native, Connie Schultz:

Life Happens: And Other Unavoidable Truths

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