Frank’s Cafe

Neighbors gather to celebrate New Year's Eve 1951 at Frank's Cafe, 1132 Lee Street, Covington, Kentucky ... at the corner of 12th & Lee Streets.  The cafe was operated by Frank Folkerth and his wife, Marguerite, of Park Hills.  Photographs taken December 31, 1950.  

Nobody in this picture has yet been identified, but they most certainly lived within a block or two of 12th and Lee to be celebrating New Year's in this neighborhood bar.

I continue to remember my Dad in all sorts of ways. One way is by pulling out, and finally finishing, this song I started years ago after a visit back to the place my Dad grew up (In Kentucky, just across the river from Cincy) So, here’s a demo. I really really like how it’s […]

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Lay It Down (A New Song)

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I’ve always known grief is a process. As such, I’ve blogged and spoken of my Dad. It was almost certain I’d eventually write a song. So, here’s a demo…called “Lay it Down.” One thing’s for sure: It’s a lot easier to capture a range of emotion in a nine-page blog, than in a four minute […]

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When Death Comes Like a Friend

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Even in the midst of grieving my Dad’s death this Thanksgiving Week, I wanted to tell you what I am thankful for this year. Because even in the midst of our family’s loss, there is one thing that I know we all agree on that we are thankful for this Thanksgiving. But since I’m blogging, […]

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Goodbye, Cold Warrior. Goodbye, Dad.

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My Dad and I are standing thirty yards from each other, perfectly still and quiet, on the side of a hill, in a small grove of trees. We are looking intently at each other. But we are not really looking at each other at all. It’s a cold winter day in early 1997. Dad and […]

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Dad Died Today

Friends, My Father passed away about 1 pm this afternoon, here at home. His condition had been deteriorating quickly. But this really caught us all off guard in terms of speed. However, we are all in agreement that this is a blessing. He was not in pain. And he was enough of a control freak […]

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Breath

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(Friends: Today, I’m adding some original FB posts to my blog…posts I’ve made about my Dad in recent months…so that they are captured for posterity here…apologies for all these coming through your feed today….but thanks for understanding the need to keep the history…EF) I’ve been thinking a lot lately about breath. Those of you who […]

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Thanks For Listening

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(Friends: Today, I’m adding some original FB posts to my blog…posts I’ve made about my Dad in recent months…so that they are captured for posterity here…apologies for all these coming through your feed today….but thanks for understanding the need to keep the history…EF) If I ask you all to read this post, and do nothing […]

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