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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

The many jobs Charles has.

 

 Yes I like to try new knots on the tie.





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 I do like working on the front lawn of our house. Sometimes I will push mow the lawnmower for the exercise


 



 
I was outside Mex Itali on Sunday August 25, 2013 

A relaxing day at work

Charles and Charity Whisnant






The Shawshank Redemption

 

The Shawshank Redemption

 

Production  In Mansfield Ohio

Darabont secured the film adaptation rights from author Stephen King after impressing the author with his short film adaptation of The Woman in the Room in 1983. Although the two had become friends and maintained a pen-pal relationship, Darabont did not work with him until four years later in 1987, when he optioned to adapt Shawshank.[8] This is one of the more famous Dollar Deals made by King with aspiring filmmakers. Darabont later directed The Green Mile (1999), which was based on another work about a prison by Stephen King, and then followed that up with an adaptation of King's novella The Mist.
Rob Reiner, who had previously adapted another King novella, The Body, into the movie Stand by Me (1986), offered $2.5 million in an attempt to write and direct Shawshank. He planned to cast Tom Cruise in the part of Andy and Harrison Ford as Red. Darabont seriously considered and liked Reiner's vision, but he ultimately decided it was his "chance to do something really great" by directing the film himself.[3]
Though the movie is set in Maine, the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, served as the fictional Shawshank Prison. Though a large portion of the prison was torn down after filming, the main administration building and two cell blocks remained; the site would be revisited later for filming parts of the film Air Force One.[9] Several of the interior shots of the specialized prison facilities, such as the admittance rooms and the warden's office, were shot in the reformatory.[9] The interior of the boarding room used by Brooks and Red was located in the administration building, though exterior shots were made elsewhere.[9] The prison site remains a tourist attraction as of 2011.[9] Internal scenes in the prison cellblocks were actually filmed on a soundstage built inside the nearby shuttered Westinghouse factory.[9] Downtown scenes were also filmed in Mansfield, as well as neighboring Ashland, Ohio. The oak tree under which Andy buries his letter to Red is located at 40°39′14″N 82°23′31″W, near Malabar Farm State Park, in Lucas, Ohio. The tree was heavily damaged by straight-line winds in a thunderstorm on July 29, 2011; officials are unsure if the tree will survive.[10]

Clothing: You can Always Dress Go

Allen Edmonds Shoes
 Allen Edmonds ShoesThese shoes had never been worn when I bought them in August 2013 They sold for $375.00
Allen Edmonds is an upscale shoe manufacturing and retail company based in Port Washington, Wisconsin. The company was established in Belgium, Wisconsin in 1922. Allen Edmonds operates 32 retail stores in 17 states. It manufactures the vast majority of its shoes in the United States and several pairs in Italy. It is one of four American shoe companies, along with E. Vogel, Alden and Johnston & Murphy, that still make men's dress shoes domestically. The company delivers three lines of men's shoes, including dress shoes, dress casual shoes, and, since 2006, a collection of Casual Comfort shoes, which are rubber-soled leather shoes with athletic styling.
In 2006, 90% of the shares in the company were bought by Minneapolis-based investment firm Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison for $100 million.[1][2]

 These shoes had not be worn and I bought them in August 2013
 Nettleton Shoes  High End shoes at $350

Albert E. Nettleon founded the A.E. Nettleton Company in Syracuse, NY, in 1879. The company produced shoes until 1984 when the Syracuse factory closed. The U.S. Shoe Corporation purchased the name around 1990 and continued to use the name for a short time, possibly manufacturing shoes in Spain. Edward Tognoni incorporated “Nettleton Shoes, Inc.” in Coral Gables, FL, in 2003, but has yet to produce any shoes.


Biography of Albert E. Nettleton (1850-c. 1945): Edward Nettleton, father to Albert, established one of the first boot and shoe stores in the village of Fulton, New York, about 1837, and ran the store until his death in 1864, when his sons, Franklin E. and Samuel W., succeeded him, and they in turn were succeeded by their brother, Augustus C. Nettleton. Albert, Edward’s fourth son, was born in Fulton, Oswego county, New York, October 29, 1850. His early education was acquired in the public schools and he graduated from the Falley Seminary, in Fulton, in 1869. Upon graduation, he found employment in the business of his brother, Augustus, and in 1872 Albert purchased the boot and shoe store from his brother. In 1875 Albert also established a shoe store in Cazenovia, New York, which he conducted until 1881, and from 1881 to 1884 he also conducted a shoe store in Lyons, New York. In 1879 he moved to Syracuse and purchased the boot and shoe factory of James R. Barrett. Albert then formed a partnership with W. A. Hill and the partnership conducted business under the name A. E. Nettleton & Company. Within a decade, the Nettleton Shoe Company employeed 600 workers.

Albert married Lucy Augusta Poucher (1866-1915)


Oxxford Clothes is a high-end suit and sport coat manufacturer based in Chicago, Illinois. The company was founded in 1916 by Jacob and Louis Weinberg.
In 2001, Forbes Magazine rated Oxxfords the best American suit.[1] In 2007, Robb Report magazine named Oxxford the Best Suit in their Best of The Best issue.[
  http://robbreport.com/Style-Best-of-the-Best-Suits-Oxxford-Clothes.aspx

Devoting such meticulous attention to the lapel is just one step in the 23-hour process of fashioning a typical Oxxford suit. Only the purists use natural canvas blended from goat hair and wool for the interior linings. Of these, Oxxford alone uses hot water rather than steam to shrink the canvas, thereby ensuring that the suit retains its shape after innumerable wearings, pressings, and cleanings. The company selects the finest Italian and English worsted wools, gabardines, and flannels, as well as premium Scottish tweeds and cashmeres, and every seam is hand-stitched with silk thread for flexibility. When it comes to the most overworked elements of a suit—the buttons and buttonholes—Oxxford chooses genuine buf-falo horn buttons, and each buttonhole is cut and sewn entirely by hand and stitched twice—from the inside and the outside. While many suit makers hide a garment’s flaws with Bemberg silk linings throughout, Oxxford’s suits are always quarter-lined to allow more fluid movement. Finally, Oxxford employs an exclusive patented trouser design with pleats that expand inward and pockets that are sewn into the waistband so objects can be carried without sagging and destroying the shape of the slacks. - See more at: http://robbreport.com/Style-Best-of-the-Best-Suits-Oxxford-Clothes.aspx#sthash.nQDqxvyD.dpuf
Devoting such meticulous attention to the lapel is just one step in the 23-hour process of fashioning a typical Oxxford suit. Only the purists use natural canvas blended from goat hair and wool for the interior linings. Of these, Oxxford alone uses hot water rather than steam to shrink the canvas, thereby ensuring that the suit retains its shape after innumerable wearings, pressings, and cleanings. The company selects the finest Italian and English worsted wools, gabardines, and flannels, as well as premium Scottish tweeds and cashmeres, and every seam is hand-stitched with silk thread for flexibility. When it comes to the most overworked elements of a suit—the buttons and buttonholes—Oxxford chooses genuine buf-falo horn buttons, and each buttonhole is cut and sewn entirely by hand and stitched twice—from the inside and the outside. While many suit makers hide a garment’s flaws with Bemberg silk linings throughout, Oxxford’s suits are always quarter-lined to allow more fluid movement. Finally, Oxxford employs an exclusive patented trouser design with pleats that expand inward and pockets that are sewn into the waistband so objects can be carried without sagging and destroying the shape of the slacks. - See more at: http://robbreport.com/Style-Best-of-the-Best-Suits-Oxxford-Clothes.aspx#sthash.nQDqxvyD.dpuf

Highlights:
- "But Bush's past style lapses are forgivable because, since his inauguration he's been wearing some of the best tailored garments -- Oxxford suits."
- "This guiding principle ensures Oxxford continues to create top-notch garments for a price --$2,000 to $14,000 --that loyal customers are willing to pay."



 Hickey Freedom  The Boardroom Collection 100 %Pure Wool  Over $2000.00 http://www.directclothiers.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=Suits&Extensive_Search=Y
Sold at Nordstrom

Oleg Cassini (11 April 1913 – 17 March 2006)[1] was a French-born American fashion designer. Cassini dressed numerous stars creating some of the most memorable moments in international fashion and film. With his designs for Jacqueline Kennedy he garnered admiration and even awe, for American fashion design.
Oleg Cassini (11 April 1913 – 17 March 2006)[1] was a French-born American fashion designer. Cassini dressed numerous stars creating some of the most memorable moments in international fashion and film. With his designs for Jacqueline Kennedy he garnered admiration and even awe, for American fashion design.
Oleg Cassini’s designs for the First Lady, ‘The Jackie Look’ are recognized as being the "single biggest fashion influence in history" by film costume designer, Edith Head. Cassini's contemporary designs such as the A-line, Sheath and the Empire Strapless continue to remain influential and predominant today.[2]
His passions including sports and Native American culture fueled his work with freshness and imagination, creating innovative looks fueled by his very personal feeling that: "To be well dressed is a little like being in love."[2]

Scofield Edition Bible, Roanoke Baptist Temple, and Current Connection

I pulled out my old bible I used back in the day this morning (1962)
 
I taught the book of Psalms in the youth class for a while from this Bible and I used Charles Spurgeon's Treasure of David

Charles e Whisnant, Youth Pastor at Roanoke Baptist Temple back in 1964-1966 for 27 months in Roanoke Virginia.  Here I was at our Youth Camp in North Caroline, which I can not remember where, but I do know we had a wonderful time in those days.  

I used my Scofield Bible that I had in 1962 when I lived on 505 21st Street  N.W. in Roanoke, VA and the phone number was DI 32131. And we lived near Sandra Richardson whom I dated all though High School live next to us, , and close to Al Myers and Barbara Eakins now married.
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Al and Barbara Myers 2013
(I would love to have a photo of them. Well I might have
We were on a Youth trip back in 1965 I believe. The photo to the left at the top is Donald and the photo to the right is Al. And Barbara is in the group.
The photo to in the bottom left is Barbara Jean Campbell
and the others which is hard to tell is a group from our youth

I mention Barbara Jean Campbell because of our recent friend 2013 of Dwight Haynes family and Dwight is related to Barbara Jean and  that we had them in  our church in July. 
 

Landscaping and lawn on the upper property: Chad Project August 2013

 This property is away from the house and on the upper part of the property.  Along the back of the property is lined with trees that stretch the entire section of the land that we have. The property line starts at the back of this part of the land.  I decided to clear out the old dead tree and limbs and brush.
Then moving up the property, there are these two trees that I really like, and I cleared out the brush around the trees. And the brush behind the property line.
 
This is another Chad Project  where  I cleared out the brush and trees that had fallen or cut down .and cleared an opening to the back of the property line.
The opening here is about 19 feet, The depth is 50 feet and the length that I cleared out is about 50 feet.
 Inside the Chad project where you can see where the property ends at the back . Clearing out all the limbs and brush was a great project.
 Another look at the property looking up  and along the tress that I have tried to make look good,.
 This is a section at the top of the property where there these trees and I have cleared out the brush and make this section look rather good if I say myself.  We are talking about 90 feet in length and about 50 across that I have cleared out.

 Another view of the property at the top
 We do have a lot of land that requires a lot of mowing . Thus far I have used 70 hours on our Cab. Doug said the average is 40 hours per year. I might be a little over would you say?
You are looking future up along the property line and I have clear out where the two trees are.
I am thankful for the 1993 truck that I bought this summer, it has really been great to have.

I cut about four football fields.  A football field is 120 yards by 53 yards.

Landscaping and Lumberjack update August 20 2013

 Right side of back of the house. 

Labor Day weekend  2012we moved into our new home.
The property behind the house was a virgin, in that nothing had been touch for years. Well I should say very little. There were a few trees that were cut down, and left where they landed. But for the most part the briars, brush, etc were growing. The ground was full of leaves from one season to the other.  

After I was given a price of $1200 to clear a small portion of the brush I thought I can do this. How little did I know what was going to be involved
So I started in to this project, clearing out brush, trees that had been cut down and left.
There were two big piles of  trees and brush that I had to burn.
 Left side down the center in the back.
After a few months fall came and and a lot of the brush died off, and I removed those. 

 Look toward the Abby Trial
 looking at the center of the center of the back
 The Abby trail
 Look up from the bottom at the back of the house


 The left side of the Abby trail.
I thought this would be great to make a trail Cutting a path to walk on.
 At the bottom of the land
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At bottom looking up to the left
 Looking left and to the left of the house
 The right side of the Abby trail. There are two sides to the walking trail and srubbs in the middle

 Now back up top and  to the left of the back of the house
 Looking back from the back of the Beaver Heather section
 This is inside the Heather, beaver section look out
 The trees are beautiful this time of the year

 At the bottom looking to the left from the center
 Nice big tree

 About half way down the Kyle project at the center

We have had a great time working on this project and we have not finished yet, and of course there has been a continue working on the project. The light has hit the ground and has begun growing grass rather then weeds. So we have cut the grass several times. And we have put in several little landscaping project to make the property; look good.