Sunday, March 13, 2011

Dash Between: Clarence Talcott, barber, bowler, baseball fan

Clarence A. Talcott once owned a barbershop called Clip 'n Snip in Sheffield, Ohio, across from St. Teresa Catholic Church at Colorado Ave. and Abbe Rd.

He plied his trade at several haircutting venues in Lorain, Cuyahoga and Erie counties.

In his spare time, he bowled at numerous lanes in the same areas, as well as at tournaments in and outside Ohio.

When his eyesight failed, he could no longer cut hair, but he continue making strikes with a blind bowling league.

Click here to read about Talcott's "Dash Between" his birth in Cleveland on July 30, 1921, and his death March 1, 2011, at age 89, which is published in the March 13, 2011, edition of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.

Clarence Talcott, Cleveland Indians fan and season ticket holder, shows his "brick" at Jacobs Field.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Dash Between: Dorothy Spencer, 86, retired chief deputy of Medina County's auto title department

Spencer family, early 1950s, from left: Jack Jr., Jack Sr., Cheryl, Sandra and Dorothy. (Photo courtesy of the family.)
Dorothy Spencer served the Medina County Clerk of Courts in the auto title office in the 1960s, '70s and '80s.

Co-workers say she was dedicated to her job and to her family. When she left work each day, she went to check on her mother before going home to take care of her own household.

Toward the end of her 86 years, her passion was going out to eat and playing bingo, her family said.

Click here to read the Medina County Gazette story from March 7, 2011, about "The Dash Between" May 3, 1924, when Dorothy Spencer she was born Dorothy Ada Kreiger in what is now Westfield Center, Ohio, and Jan. 20, 2011, when she died at age 86.