Leesa Jones, Author at Washington Daily News


Flintstones peer adapts to language changes

One of the things I enjoy most about sharing about underground railroad history at the Washington Waterfront Underground Railroad Museum is teaching how enslaved people, freedom ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Monday, October 25, 2021 2:19 pm


Avoiding sand spurs while swinging at the Rec Center

Milt and I love to take morning walks throughout the city.  We walk through the neighborhoods we grew up in and we spend a lot ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 5:30 pm


Spreading the word across the pond-Underground Railroad Museum goes international

I was recently interviewed by the Guardian Newspaper and The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), both news service outlets in Great Britain. The purpose of the interviews ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Monday, September 13, 2021 7:42 pm


Labor Day and Homecoming-reunions, skating and storytelling

Milt and I enjoyed the Labor Day weekend with friends.  We had a wonderful time remembering the good old days when we were students here ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Monday, September 6, 2021 4:05 pm


Pulling the fire alarm was a no-no

This column seems to have sparked a lot of fond memories for some of those who grew up in Washington many, many decades ago. I am ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Monday, August 30, 2021 5:34 pm


The history of theaters in Washington

The last few weeks before school opening meant big changes for our waning summer routine. One of the things I would miss most was Saturday ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 7:30 pm


Turner Library provided a summer escape

Growing up in Washington, the lazy hazy days of summer began to lose its novelty for me by the third week of July. Our family’s ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Monday, July 19, 2021 4:32 pm


A pathway to freedom via the stage coach

Over the past few months, I have taken a break from doing so much research on local history and started watching westerns from the late 1950’s ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Monday, July 12, 2021 5:30 pm


Spending Independence Day on Griffin’s Beach

Milt, our daughter Sonja and I were greatly blessed to attend an outdoor Sunday morning Worship Service on July 4th. It was at Griffin’s Beach hosted by Washington’s Church of The Good Shepherd. The wonderful ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Monday, July 5, 2021 5:08 pm


Those not so lazy days of summer

In telling the stories of my summers as a youth, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how I could afford the comic books, ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Monday, June 28, 2021 5:08 pm

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