Essays from the Heart of Indiana

              by  J. H. Johnson


​​​​​Hold the phone for IDlewood 3

Magic of the Captain Midnight Secret Decoder 4

You're in the Army now! 5

Dogs are for real, and really good for 6

Abe Martin:  A Hoosier 7

Notes to New Teachers:  Let it be a 8

Hoosier Radio 9

The Hoosier Poet:  James Whitcomb 10

Hoosier Schoolmaster of 11

Mystery & Intrigue in the Indiana State 12

Movie House 13

A Kid's Life as a 14

That Powerless Feeling (when lights go out) 15

Norman Rockwell: Pictures Worth 1000 16

ALL ABOARD!  Fun and romance of train 17

Why be a teacher, anyway? 18

Milan, the true story of 19

Ernie Pyle:  GI Joe reporter from 20

Where have all the good songs gone? 21

Election 1888:  Nice Guys Both Finished 22

Indy TV 23

Hoagy Carmichael:  Stardust between the 24

How Come You're Called the "Hoosier" State? 25

Grandpa's Model T Changed the 26

Everybody's 27

Students saw RED....and that was 28

A Wonderland of Ice and 29

Hit "Pause" before you hit "Send" 30

Goodbye to the 31

All the World's A 32

Typewriter Types and One-Font 33

The Future May Be a Bit 34

We 50s Kids Knew Our Cars!...... page 35

Crayons Add Color to Kids' 36

The Night Martians Invaded 37

The World is Too Much With 38

Shine Hoosier Glow 39

Showboat's A-Comin'!!! 40

Try To Remember, the Value of 41

Don't Smile Till 42

Teaching....Hollywood 43

Yesterday When We Were 44

To Urr is 45

The Hoosier 46

School Bus Drivers Carry Precious 47

Fun With Dick and 48

Don't Know Mulch About 49

Hope the Shoe 50

Who Teaches Teachers How to Teach? 51

Indiana Artist T. C. 52

So what do YOU stand for? 53

It's About 54

Back to School Night might be 55

Only a dog, they 56

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