​​​​​Hold the phone for IDlewood 4245........page 3


Magic of the Captain Midnight Secret Decoder Ring.......page 4


You're in the Army now!........page 5


Dogs are for real, and really good for us.......page 6


Abe Martin:  A Hoosier Original......page 7


Notes to New Teachers:  Let it be a challenge........page 8


Hoosier Radio Days...............page 9


The Hoosier Poet:  James Whitcomb Riley.......page 10


Hoosier Schoolmaster of Yesterday.......page 11


Mystery & Intrigue in the Indiana State Flower.....page 12


Movie House Memories.........page 13


A Kid's Life as a Paperboy.......page 14


That Powerless Feeling (when lights go out)...page 15


Norman Rockwell: Pictures Worth 1000 Words.....page 16


ALL ABOARD!  Fun and romance of train travel....page 17


Why be a teacher, anyway?...............page 18


Milan, the true story of HOOSIERS......page 19


Ernie Pyle:  GI Joe reporter from Indiana.......page 20


Where have all the good songs gone?.........page 21


Election 1888:  Nice Guys Both Finished First.....page 22


Indy TV Memories.......page 23


Hoagy Carmichael:  Stardust between the keys....page 24


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


Grandpa's Model T Changed the world.....page 26


Everybody's Talking.......page 27


Students saw RED....and that was good.....page 28


A Wonderland of Ice and Snow......page 29


Hit "Pause" before you hit "Send"......page 30


Goodbye to the Classroom.....page 31


All the World's A School....page 32


Typewriter Types and One-Font Days....page 33


The Future May Be a Bit Familiar........page 34


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


Crayons Add Color to Kids' Lives.....page 36


The Night Martians Invaded Indianapolis......page 37


The World is Too Much With Us......page 38


Shine Hoosier Glow Worm.......page 39


Showboat's A-Comin'!!!.....page 40


Try To Remember, the Value of Memorization......page 41


Don't Smile Till Christmas......page 42


Teaching....Hollywood Style.....page 43


Yesterday When We Were Young.....page 44


To Urr is Humane.....page 45


The Hoosier President......page 46


School Bus Drivers Carry Precious Cargo.....page 47


Fun With Dick and Jane......page 48


Don't Know Mulch About Yardwork......page 49


Hope the Shoe Fits.......page 50


Who Teaches Teachers How to Teach?.....page 51


Indiana Artist T. C. Steele.........page 52


So what do YOU stand for?.......page 53


It's About Time.....page 54


Back to School Night might be fun....page 55


Only a dog, they say....page 56


Mike Pence:  Nice Guy Governor....page 57


Archie Pug....the best little dog...page 58


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Essays from the Heart of Indiana

              by  J. H. Johnson


HOOSIER    JOURNAL