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  • You know you're from Ashland when ...

    Past, present Ashlanders share memories in Facebook group
  • Everyone's hometown has nuances and idiosyncrasies unique to that time and place
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    • Ashland native and Facebook group member Nicole...
      8 oz. cream cheese
      4 oz. of fresh shredded Parmesan cheese
      8 oz. package of Feta
      1/4 cup of chives
      2 bunches of spinach
      1 package of wonton shells
      For the filling:
      Lightly sau...
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      Ashland native and Facebook group member Nicole Paradis' recipe for Geppetto's Wontons:
      8 oz. cream cheese

      4 oz. of fresh shredded Parmesan cheese

      8 oz. package of Feta

      1/4 cup of chives

      2 bunches of spinach

      1 package of wonton shells

      For the filling:

      Lightly sautee chives and spinach. Mix all three cheeses in a food processor until creamy. Add the chives and spinach and blend until mixed well but not pureed. Stuff filling into wonton shells and deep fry until light brown.

      Dipping sauce:

      Blend equal parts of regular mustard with Chinese hot mustard.
  • Everyone's hometown has unique nuances and idiosyncrasies, but scrolling though the thousands of posts in the "You know you're from Ashland when ..." Facebook group, it's apparent that Ashland has changed dramatically over the years, and in some respects hasn't changed at all.
    Groups on Facebook created for members to reminisce about their hometowns are a new trend in the social networking world. This is how Bernadette Allen came up with the idea to create the Ashland group. Allen, now a resident of Bainbridge Island, Wash., created the "You know you're from Ashland when ..." group on Aug. 8.
    The group went viral with more than a thousand members in just days. The forum has hundreds of posts each day, from older generations of Ashlanders posting black-and-white photos of saw mills and dirt roads, to 30-somethings posting memories from their days at Ashland High School.
    Most posts in the group are designed to finish the opening sentence the group is named after. For example, you know you're from Ashland when ... "you have seen the beheading of President Abraham Lincoln more than once," posted Lucas Rex Morgan, to which he received 22 "Likes." Sarah Cotta posts, "You referred to the regular vagrants by pet names, long live the moseyin' cowboy!" Amalia Kieley wrote, "You know which banks used to be fast food joints."
    Just reading through the posts, you get a picture of what Ashland was like before the tourism, the gourmet food and the theaters. Scott Reeder posts: "Been a part of Ashland so long they named the Reeder Reservoir after our family where Ashland gets it's drinking water." Ashland resident Geoff Eastman shared with the group a photo taken of the Ashland street overpass when it was just a wooden bridge. Near where Oil Stop and Bi-Mart are located today a big timber mill is shown. "That photo was taken the year I was born, I had no idea a mill used to be there," said Allen.
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