Newsletter 58 July/August 2013
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The Car That Went Around the World
By Nola Mohrman
A few short years ago my grandson,
Kiel, was still in high school and his father
worked for an electronics company named
Motorola. This is not my best year but it
comes close. Anytime one of the children has a
good year, so do I.
At that time Kiel was in Dublin
Coffman High School and his dad was
working for Motorola [who] had just changed
their company name to Freescale. There was to
be a Convergence in Detroit where most of the
big car manufacturing companies would show
their latest ideas. So my son, Bill, was asked to
submit some ideas. He and his son Kiel
thought of a futuristic car that showed all of
Freescale’s new electronics.
They thought a frame of a car with no
body to hide their new electronics was in
order. Kiel was aspiring to be an artist at the
time, so he was anxious to design something
with his fingerprints on it. Like many great
ideas, Kiel’s first sketches were on the back of
a napkin. In fact these napkins were sent to
Freescale corporate who enthusiastically
endorsed funding for his concept car.
They spent many a night thinking of the
best way to do this. They scrounged around in
all the car lots and junk yards until they had
what they needed. They bought new wheels
and tires and painted everything bright orange,
Freescale’s new corporate color.
While in high school Kiel participated in
Art Explorers Post, an offshoot of the Boy
Scouts of America. Art Explorers was
sponsored by a professor at the Columbus
College of Art and Design as a way for high
school students to explore the career potential
of artists. Kiel served as president during his
Once they finished the car, Kiel’s dad
allowed Kiel to miss school on the first day of
the show. This strange and futuristic car was
an instant hit at the show and Kiel became
famous. The company was so impressive that
after the show they sent the car to Germany to
a second electronics show. Everyone who saw
it there wanted [his] car for their local shows
also. The car was doing its job of attracting a
crowd at the electronics [cont. next page]
Volunteers are needed to share their
World War II era memories as part of an
upcoming Westerville community project .
All stories are welcome, whether they be
from the home front or the battlefield. We
are hoping to have interviews video taped
but a voice recording is perfectly fine; it is
up to you. Please call 614-259-5034 if
interested. Thank you in advance!
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shows, so the car traveled around the world
several times. Japan, Canada, Germany and
China were just some of the destinations. A
year later, the president of the company called
Kiel’s father and said that they calculated that
the car had traveled over a half million miles
and it might be in need of an oil change.
Because of the car, along with his
portfolio, Kiel was offered a full 4 year
scholarship from the Columbus College of Art
and Design. Kiel graduated as an industrial
engineer and now works at Priority Design, an
industrial design firm here in Columbus. In
addition to his [new] job, Kiel and another
classmate have started their own company,
Modern Farm Furniture Company, which makes
and sells furniture. So, a grandmother has a
good year when her grandson is so outstanding.
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4...Rotary Club of Westerville Independence Day
Celebration. The parade starts at 1pm (starting at Heatherdown Rd.
heading north on Route 3) and fireworks are at 10pm.
9… Westerville Garden Club Meeting at Inniswood Metro Gardens,
940 Hempstead Rd. 6:45-9:00pm with nature photography by Bryan
Knowles. Free and open to the public.
12...Sounds of Summer Concert at Alum Creek Park, 221 W. Main
Street. 6:30pm. Free and open to the public.
13-14...40th Annual Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce
Music and Arts Festival. 11am-8pm Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday at
Heritage Park 60 N. Cleveland Ave. Save the date for the largest family
friendly event of the year featuring over 160 fine artists and craftspeople.
Admission is $1, free for children 16 and under, and there is a shuttle
provided that departs from the sports complex. Call 614-882-8917 for
21...Westerflora Garden Tour 1-7pm. Enjoy artists and local
musicians in the beautiful gardens of Westerville. Call 614-882-9955 for
10… Rock the ‘Ville Event. Located in historic Uptown Westerville.
from 12-9pm. This Year of the Arts event will feature live entertainment,
a gallery hop, venders, street performers, fashion shows, “Sip and
Sketch” and much more. Call 614-901-6055 for more details.
16… Classic Movie Series located at the Everal Barn, starting at dusk.
60 N. Cleveland Ave. Free and open to the public.
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Talking Pictures: Images and
Messages Rescued From the Past
By Ransom Riggs
This book is a collection of antique photos
found by the author. With evocative
descriptions, they bring lost, personal
moments back to life. (Note: this book is
not available in large print but mostly
consists of photographs.)
Lincoln (2012, PG-13)
By Dan Brown
In the heart of Italy, professor of
symbology, Robert Langdon, is engulfed
in a mysterious world centered around
Dante’s Inferono while up against a
dangerous adversary and an ingenious
Hitchcock (2012, PG-13)
By Laura Hillenbrand
Hillenbrand’s latest book tells the story
of Army Air Forces bomber Lt. Louis
Zamperini’s journey into extremity and
is a testament to the resilience of the
human mind, body and spirit.
The Graduate (1967, PG)
The Thirteenth Tale
By Diane Setterfield
Reclusive author Vida Winter calls on
biographer Margaret Lea to finally write
Vida’s true life story. Both women are
forced to confront secrets from their past
in this gothic mystery.
Mama (2013, PG-13)
by Peter Abrahams
The Gardner's are delighted to have Julian
tutor their troubled teenaged son. But,
this mysterious man has a dark agenda of
his own that could destroy the entire
The Man With the Iron Fists (2012, R)
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