SHOPTALK: On the shop desk this week is a pic of my renovated workstation. The biggest change is the desk; it can be raised and lowered.
No small part of the reason for the new desk is my new hip. I found that sitting for long periods of time causes my leg to hurt. However, what I’ve found about the higher desk is that my shoulders get sore.
Hopefully, that’ll pass.
During my college years I had this vision of myself working in a dark, dank basement doing much what I’m doing today. And though I’m not in a dark, dank basement what you see here is pretty close to what I’d envisioned then.
LINWOOD’S HOTEL: Several pix of the Linwood Hotel have been used on the page. This one, however, is just a little different. It was taken (probably) shortly after the end of WW2.
This was – at least for a little while – a peace time pic. The old hotel doesn’t look as beautiful as it does in older pix, but I sure it was as hospitable.
NEW SOFTWARE: I’ve been working with some new (at least to me) video software this past week.
I’m trying to put together a short video re: The History of Vermilion’s First Congregational Church. Although next year will mark the church’s 200th anniversary this video will cover briefly (as best I can) all those years.
I really like the software, but it takes time to learn how to use it. All the bells and whistles carry can be distracting. So I’m attempting to concentrate and and eradicate all my sophomoric ideas.
It should be interesting
SAFEKEEPING KEEPSAKES: I’ve written about this dog (pictured) more than once in my life. He was probably the worst and the best dog I ever knew.
I didn’t realize I had this snapshot until last week when I found it inside an old souvenir book I’ve had since our class went to Cleveland to see the movie “Around the World in 80 Days”. I’d say it’s from about 1957.
I don’t have many things from my childhood anymore. This book, along with another called “Bugs Bunny’s Birthday” are about the only things I have left. I got the Bugs book for my seventh birthday. As is obvious, I thought it a treasure.
Several of the other items I found tucked away inside the 80 Days book surprised me too. I found my grade cards from 9th thru 12th grades in the Vermilion Schools. And I have to say that I had to be the worst student in my class.
I guess I knew that. I’ve always said that I could’ve skipped high school because I’d learned about all I needed to learn in the first 8 years of school.
Actually, I had a full-time job all through most of my high school days. I worked from 4 to midnight at the Kountry Kitchen Restaurant – and I loved every minute of it.
At school I had been told from the start that I would never go to college. And financially, I viewed that prospect as being impossible anyway. Consequently, I was enrolled in crap classes and I literally never cracked a book (with the exception of those I read outside school) all that time. Nor did I ever do any homework.
When it came to testing – if the test was multiple choice, which most seemed to be, I simply filled in the little circles arbitrarily. I never read a question. And I never paid any attention to the results. How could I fail? The odds were with me.
In any case, it was all a stupid thing for me to have done. God only knows what I might have learned if I applied myself. But I didn’t.
Several years after I’d served in Vietnam I met my wife who was going to Bowling Green and I eventually went to study there too. Suddenly, I was interested in learning and doing. I didn’t graduate from BG because I transferred to Cleveland State University. There, I majored in English Literature and finally acquired a degree.
I’ve never used my degree for anything. It was simply something I needed to show myself – that I was not a complete dummy - nor a rocket scientist. I was often amazed by the intelligence of others. It put me in my place.
But I left all that behind me. At least I did until I found this old book. Maybe it’s not a bad thing to see where you once were and how far you’ve traveled as the years passed. To understand that because someone says you’ll never do something doesn’t mean that you can’t – if you try – if that’s what you truly want.
FOREVER FRIENDS: While my niece, Barb Akers, was manning the old news desk at the Vermilion History Museum last week she began looking through some old manila envelops in a bookcase near the desk and came across the photo accompanying this week’s column. Though I don’t believe she immediately recognized any of the persons pictured. But when I, and my sister, Nancy Alice, saw it – we did. Pictured are: Frank Blattner, George Villa and Fred Fischer respectively.
I don’t know about my sister, but I have some rather vivid memories of each of these fellas. Fred Fischer, as many people may recall was, among other things, a well-liked and highly respected Mayor of Vermilion Village for a decade. George Villa along with his brother Joe were extremely affable men who came to town from Pennsylvania shortly after WW2 and, unlike some folks who came to town and had a hard time being accepted by the natives, they somehow managed to quickly establish themselves as genuine Vermilionites. Frank Blattner truly a “home grown” boy – one of the town’s first Eagle Scouts – worked as a plumber for Brushaber Plumbing.
Looking as this photo now it occurs to me that one of the big things all these guys had in common was their attitude. They were all calm and very good-humored gentlemen; at least most of the time.
I know that Mayor Fischer was both fair-minded and progressive. Things that needed doing in the town got done when he was at the helm. Among those things was to build the road (Thompson Street) and bridge over Edson Creek between Jefferson Street and Adams Street. It was an important improvement for both convenience and safety reasons. But that was only one of his many accomplishments. Considering the fact that the elected officials were part-time and paid very little it was a wonder that anything was ever accomplished. Fischer worked for the B&O Railroad for 45 years and still found the time to be extremely active in the community. This photo, for instance, was captured in front of his home at 409 Washington Street. After his retirement Fred and his companions could often be found passing the time on a bench in Exchange Park during the summer months. It was a good place to discuss events of the day. Were it not for the fact that his wife, Hattie, having been hit and killed by a car very near the park back in 1968 he’d likely been spending his time on his front porch with her instead.
Frank Blattner lived just up the street from the Fischer residence – the second house north of the railroad tracks on the same side of the street. His father, Lewis “Charles” worked at, and later purchased, the Blattner Hardware Store on Liberty Avenue from his uncle. That may be how and where Frank became involved in the plumbing trade. His wife, Bessie, was a familiar face to the many children who ate in the school as a cafeteria cook at South Street School. Their only child, a daughter named Barbara was a very popular Vermilion gal. Frank, a laid back soul, was customarily seen puffing on a pipe that he held between his teeth. On his way home every night from work he’d stop off at Stan Kowalski’s Liberty Tavern for a glass of beer and news (men don’t gossip) from around town before dinner.
George Villa worked as an electrician at Crystal Beach Amusement Park, the American Shipyard and later Sawmill Creek. He was also a dedicated member of the American Legion. He, and his brother Joe were one of a kind. They were hard not to like.
When my father passed away at the tender age of 86 in 1985 George dressed in the class “A” uniform he had worn while in the service and stood as honor guard aside my dad’s casket during the funeral service. No one asked him to do this. It was just that his respect for my father (a WW1 veteran) was so great that he felt duty bound to do so. But that’s the kind of person he was. If you were his friend you were his friend forever.
Now back to the publicity photograph. That is, of course, what it was. They were promoting Poppy Day sponsored by the local Legion chapter. On the Friday before Memorial Day and on Veteran’s Day members of the Legion along with their children could be found standing on the corner with a handful of artificial poppies and a container similar to that held by Mr. Blattner in the picture seeking donations. The funds would benefit veterans and active duty soldiers and sailors. And in short order, everyone in town wore one of the poppies.
Yeah, looking back at the yesteryear frozen in this photo these were some of the people I knew as a young man: Fred, George, and Frank. It didn’t matter that I was significantly younger, or that they were significantly older. And it didn’t matter that their war preceded mine by two decades: not at all. We were all Americans, of course. But, most of all, we were friends then and forever.
Published in the Vermilion Photojournal
Good morning Rich,
We made it through Irma but are questioning the wisdom of staying due to loss of power - it gets really hot plus we lost all of our food in the fridge. However, I did find enough ice to keep the green butter cold so all was not lost. Don't think there would be many people living in Fla. if not for AC. It seems that there is hardship if you leave or if you stay but it is clear that if a Cat 3 or above is taking direct aim at us, we will have to leave. This never happened in Vermilion and it is another reason for me to miss being at home.
YESTERYEAR'S NEWS: The following clips were orally transcribed from past issues of The Vermilion News. I think you will find them both interesting and fun...
Vol. XIII, No.15. - VERMILION,OHIO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1909
The regular meeting of The Board of Education of Vermilion was held Monday evening with all members present. Supt. Irey was present also Architect Mellot and representatives of the American Book Co.
There was discussion of considerable length concerning the construction work now going on; Especially the best manner of laying floors etc. The matter was finally left with the committee.
H. M. White was present and asked that the insurance on the building was divided among agents here, that he be given a proportionate share. The sentiment was that he be given some of the insurance.
The American Book Co.'s man gave a short talk on the merits of their books and then hustled to catch a car.
The question of when school should be open was brought up and it was decided to open Monday, Sept. 27th as it is thought the building will be so nearly completed at that time as not to interfere with the school.
The matter of hiring janitor was then taken up. Mr. Linglebach the present janitor, considers that he should have more money for the care of the building as there will be more work connected with it.
The board was willing to pay $45 per month and the janitor thought this hardly sufficient. The matter rests. The meeting adjourned subject to call of president.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Rice was the scene of a pleasant gathering of their old neighbors and friends of E. Berlin Sunday. It came as a surprise to the host and hostess but they were equal to the occasion and made all welcome. A fine dinner was enjoyed after which all went for a launch ride. Those in the party were:
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Humm, Mr. and Mrs. Webber and son, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Green, son and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman and daughter, Mr. G. N. Sears and Miss Nettie Spore.
Result Of The Investigation
Investigation of the affairs of the Light And Hope Orphanage has closed. It seems that some of the accusations were admitted while others were not verified. The state has no control of such institutions so no further action could be taken. The humane officer says he will watch affairs at the house. It is thought however that some of the alleged practices will in the future be eliminated and that the investigation will be benefit for all concerned.
THE STERLING MACHINE COMPANY MOVING
The Sterling Machine And Stamping Co. will finish moving to Wellington this week where a large two-story building has been erected for them. An office building and foundry has also been built. It is to be deplored that the factory could not be kept in Vermilion but it is now too late. It is not known at present how many of our townspeople will go but prospects are the only two or three will. Charles Ross who helped start the factory has already moved. Mrs. Thompson, daughter and son are to move soon. We are informed that the building here is in bad condition and needs repairs. The Duplex Co., owner of the building and machinery is in the hands of a receiver.
The L. S. & M. S. Railways Co. are preparing to widen the bridge across the Vermilion River here. Considerable quantity of lumber has been unloaded to build shanties for work. A dinky engine and other machinery has also been placed on the ground. In all probability a large force of men will be employed here all winter.
The Amherst schools were closed Friday on account of the Elyria fair but held school Saturday to make up for the one day.
The funeral services of the late N. L. Cotton were held from the residence at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Burial at Elmwood Cemetery.
The mailbag from the 3:21 mail train was badly cut up on Saturday having been thrown too close and the hook missed, but few of the letters were saved.
The funeral of the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Dobos of South Amherst was held Wednesday.
The funeral services of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Schumach, who died of whooping cough Friday, was held Saturday afternoon, Rev. Lindenmeyer officiating.
A large crowd of businessmen were present at the mass meeting held it town hall at the Town Hall one evening one evening last week, interested in building a Waterworks Plant which was clearly explained by Mr. Toor.
Jack Kolbe was it seriously injured while playing ball Sunday. He slid into the plate on his endeavor to score on a close play and some way got his left leg twisted under him the bone snapping just above the knee.
V. Leimbach is able to be out again.
Mrs. J Reinhardt seriously ill at this writing.
Earl Leimbach and Clyde Heusner are by busy breaking their colts. They are having fine success.
Several cases of typhoid fever are reported in town.
John Banville, 55, water tender employed by the W & L. E. Yards at here on was killed at [sic] under a train of empty cars being switched to a position under the ore hoist to be loaded Friday afternoon. How he happened to stray into the path of danger no one will ever know. He was found horribly mangled. His remains were collected and conveyed to the morgue where they were prepared for burial.
Mr. Banville is survived by a widow, one daughter and four sons. One of the latter is well known a well-known baseball player; the catcher on the Huron team.
Funeral services were held Tuesday.
E. G. Sites, Belafonte jeweler is in a serious condition from burns he received in an explosion of a gasoline tank belonging to his auto. In attempting to solder partially filled tank the accident occurred.
Sophie Endel Will, 85, died at her home in Sandusky Thursday.
There are 25 cases of typhoid fever reported from the State Reformatory at Mansfield.
Youthful vandals have been at work in the high school building at Springfield the past week with red paint white brushes and as a result the rooms and halls were decorated with stripes and Greek letters numerals.
The Independent Press has been enlarged from a five column folio to a six column quarto.
The inquest of the death of Ms. Mabelle Millman, the Ann Arbor girl whose remains were found cut up into pieces in the Escoe Creek, Detroit, has been continued to September 24. Dr. George a Fritch held on suspicion was bound over under $10,000 bonds. He was locked up being unable to secure bondsman.
Joe Twining Overland was painfully injured 11 others were put in jeopardy Thursday at Elyria. A large passenger auto used to transport people to the fairgrounds crashed through the railing on the bridge approach and stopped with the front wheels overhanging the river bank and the real wheels in the gutters. Eleven of the passengers alighted. Twining jumped and rolled down the 15 foot embankment. He was taken to the hospital. The car was descending Chestnut Hill and as a slight turn was made the rear wheels skidded. Had it been going at a high rate of speed it would've gone into the river.
When you hear of births, marriages, deaths, people visiting out-of-town or guests being entertained please pass it along to the NEWS. Others are interested too. Phone 19.
Mrs. Bishop of Cleveland has purchased from Tischer and Driscoll the house and lot now occupied by M. S. Stevenson and family and will move here about Oct. 1st.
Mrs. Wittig, and aged lady of Ohio Street fell down the cellar stairs at the Wagner Hotel Tuesday. She received several painful bruises and is severely shaken but no serious injuries.
Mr. S. W. Simons has been spending the past week at the bedside of his mother who is very ill at her home in Wakeman. She is not expected to recover.
Jelly tumblers 19c, Davis store.
Ms. Lottie Goodell Berea, Ky. is the guest of friends here.
BORN - Saturday, September 11, a son to Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Hofrichter.
Street hats are now on display at Ms. Wagner's Millinery Store.
Mrs. Capt. Gegenheimer and children returned yesterday from a trip on the lakes.
Mrs. Jas Corbin was called to the Iona Michigan, yesterday by the illness of her daughter Florence. It is thought she is suffering from typhoid fever.
Mrs. Frailey is at St. Clair Hospital she was operated upon for appendicitis and tumor. She is reported to be getting along nicely although it may be two or three weeks before her return home.
School begins Monday, September 27, ‘09.
Fishing is reported as very poor this port.
Mr. W. F. Washburn went to Lakeside Hospital, Cleveland Thursday and Friday underwent an operation. He is recovering as fast as can be expected it is hoped will regain his health completely.
Mrs. Jacob Abell left for Evansville, Ind. and Henderson Ky., for a visit with relatives and friends. This is the first visit to her old home in 22 years, and no doubt will be a real treat.
A. A. Blair is at Gypsum working in the peach orchards. There was shipped from Gypsum station Saturday, September 11, 33 cars, which averaged over 300 bushels to the car and had about 1000 bu. in the fruit house that they could not get sorted in time to ship. Both of them were albertas.
Mr. D Thompson who is very ill was taken to the home of his daughter at Marion O. His friends hope for a speedy recovery.
The new heater has been placed in our school rooms so the children will be more comfortable this winter.
Mr. Joel Normando is very low at this writing. It is said Mr. Normando suffered a shock.
While the men were lowering a large stone in the pit where the new bridge is being built, the chain on the derrick broken let the stone fall. Just a few minutes before the chain broke Sherman Reynolds and Theodore Peasley had been working on the same spot. They had a narrow escape with their lives.
The men are repairing the roads this week.
IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS:These little tidbits of information can be extremely englightening...
THE DIARY - UNABRIDGED: All of the following is contained a booklet pertaining to the Roscoe Family (part of my family) at the Vermilion History Museum. Nonetheless I thought that VV Readers might like to read at least this one part: Caselton Roscoe’s Civil War Diary.
Caselton (my great-grandfather) as you will discover over the ensuing weeks was a musician / fifer in the Union Army during the American Civil War in Company K, 67th Regiment of the OVI. As you will also discover everyone (and I mean everyone) had it tough during that war.
One of the things I found exceptionally interesting while reading his diary is his humanness view of the experience. He was neither a hero nor an enemy of the Republic. But the range of his emotions – his views of the conflict – may be an eye-opener for persons who’ve never had the unfortunate experience of war.
Anyway, in his words…
THE ARMY LIFE OF CASELTON ROSCOE PT.5:…getting discouraged. and hope the South will gain their inde¬pendence. "\Ye do not think we have any business here among the Eastern troops. w e belong with the South¬western troops, then if they can't have' their own way, they can't run up to Washington to settle their quarrels.
Feb. 21, 1863. It makes me so mad I believe I am turning into a Rebel. and it is the general feeling with all the troops. and I wish the whole North knew the feeling in the hearts of all the soldiers.
March 2, 1863. I am feeling rather down-hearted
today. My health is fairly good so have to play in the band as usual. All the difficulty is, to find something to eat.
When we have rice, beans, potatoes and coffee, I do not get so hungry, but when we only have hard-tack, salt horse meat and coffee, I do not feel hungry either.
We are about half way between Charleston and Savannah. When our Ironclad opens on either places, we can hear their old guns roar like very heavy distant thunder. They have been continually bombing these two places for the last two weeks. This, the main depot for our gunboats and Ironclad. The harbor is full of supply ships, cutters and traders.
Every time we go to a new place the Army has to be reorganized. We are now under General Hunter, 10th Army Corps. Gen. Hunter puts on more style than Gen. Hooker, Gen. Burnside or President Lincoln. It's very warm here now. Peach trees are in bloom and niggers are planting corn and cotton.
April 8, 1863. We are now on Cole Island. I have not much to write, only bombardment commenced the 7th and lasted two hours, and it was rumored that Fort Sumpter [sic] had been taken. We are so near we can hear the guns roar, and some of the boys climb trees to see the smoke.
I have been real sick, but am feeling better now, we expect to move over to James Island as soon as our forces get a foothold. There may be more fighting before night the work is not all done yet.
April 20, 1863, Folly Island, South Carolina. We
are in sight of Fort Sumter and we can see the Flag very plain, also the one on Fort Moultry. Our men are build¬ing breastworks. and digging rifle pits and making bomb proof casements to set mortars and artillery. Then, too our men talk with the Rebels on Morris Island, and we can hear them beat tattoos [sic] and play all times of the day. Sometimes our boys exchange coffee for tobacco. When we first came here they would fire on our pickets, but we played the same game, so they stopped and asked who we were. We said Ohio boys. They then said, where were those cowards from New York gone, that being the 100th New York Regiment.
There is only our Brigade, one Battery and one Cavelry [sic] here. The blockade fleet is in plain sight as well as the rebel camps. Things will be doing before long.
Heavy smoke is seen rising from Fort Sumpter [sic], the same afternoon. The old Ironsides had made a break in the walls, so it is supposed, she will have to surrender, if not already. Three cheers for the Union, hip, hip, boom! "Mystic monarch of the cloud, defend the Banner of the…
HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY
Roster of Company E.
This roster represents the company in the three years service. Nearly all the men were mustered into the service on June 20, 1861, and of the few recruits received at a later date no separate record is made.
John W. Sprague, captain; captured at Birch River, Va., August 8, 1861; exchanged January 5, 1862; promoted to colonel Sixty-third Ohio Volunteer Infantry, January 23, 1862%
Charles A. Wood, captain; promoted from first lieutenant Company D February 5, 1862; resigned February 20, 1863.
Arthur T. Wilcox, captain; captured at battle of Cross Lanes, Va., August 26, i86i; returned October 4, 1863; promoted from first-lieutenant Company E to captain Company D July 9, 1862; assigned to Company E March 10, 1863; mustered out with company July 6, 1864.
Llewellyn R. Davis, first lieutenant; promoted from second lieutenant Company D, November 2, 1862; to captain company C February 19, 1864.
George C. Ketchum, first lieutenant; captured at battle of Cross Lanes, Va., August 26, 1861; exchanged and returned March 13, 1863; promoted from first sergeant to first lieutenant March 30, 1864; mustered out with company July 6, 1864.
Ralph Lockwood, second lieutenant; promoted to first lieutenant Company A November 25, 1861.
James P. Brisbine, second lieutenant; promoted from first sergeant Company H December 20, 1861; killed in battle of Cedar Mountain, Va., August 9, 1862.
George D. Lockwood, second lieutenant; promoted from first sergeant Company D August 9, 1862; mustered out with company July 6, 1864.
Arvin B. Billings, first sergeant; appointed sergeant from private January 1, 1862; first sergeant January 1, 1863; wounded at battle of Cedar Mountain, Va., August 9, 1862; mustered out with company July 6, 1864.
Samuel C. Wheeler, first sergeant; appointed corporal January 1, 1862; first sergeant March l, 1862; wounded at battle of Port Republic, Va., June 9, 1862; discharged March 26, 1863, by order of war department.
Henry E. Hill, sergeant; appointed from corporal January 1, 1862; wounded at battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 3, 1863; mustered out with company July 6, 1864.
William Harley, sergeant; appointed corporal January 1, 1863; color bearer May 3, 1863; sergeant April 9, 1864; mustered out with company July 6, 1864.
George W. Sweet, sergeant; captured at battle of Cross Lanes, Va., August 26, 1861; exchanged and returned March 13, 1863; appointed sergeant from private May 19, 1864; mustered out with company July 6, 1864.
HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY OHIO – With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. – Edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich – Syracuse, N.Y. - D. Mason & Co., Publishes – 1889.
VERMILION ARTIFACT #267
3 COOL ITEMS: Pictured are a drum made by my great-great grandfather (Levi Roscoe 1810-1874) during the Civil War. Levi was born in Essex County, New York in a small town called Lewis. He and his wife Eliza Stockwell Roscoe (born in Boston in 1812) migrated to Ohio in the spring of 1834. At first they lived in Townsend Center, Ohio, then moved to Swanton, Fulton County for at time before returning, and settling, in North Milan where they purchased a farm. Aside from farming, Levi was also a carpenter / millwright.
The fife belonged to my great-grandfather, Caselton Roscoe whose Civil War diary has been appearing in Views for the last few weeks. Caselton was also a carpenter / millwright. In other diaries he talks of building mills and working on homes in the Milan area. He was also a dedicated R.A. Mason. Caselton supervised the building of the print shop home of his son on Grand Street in Vermilion in 1904.
The hat was that of my grandfather, Pearl Roscoe (b. 1869 – d. 1946). Aside from his newspaper and printing activities he was also a member of Vermilion’s G.A.R. Band. I’ve no idea what instrument he played. I have also found that on occasion he sang with three other fellas at Vermilion’s First Congregational Church.
These items are (obviously) on display at the Vermilion History Museum.
THE GOOD NEWS
Tina knelt in the confessional and said, "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned."
"What is it, child?"
"Father, I have committed the sin of vanity. Twice a day I gaze at myself in the mirror and tell myself how beautiful I am."
The priest turned, took a good look at her, and said, "Tina, I have good news. That isn't a sin - it's only a mistake.
LOCAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: After giving it much thought this link has been "put-down". During the last year most of the folks who used to use this page as a bulletin board have acquired their own and, consequently, no longer need this forum from "Views". I have, however, kept links (in the links section) to Larry Hohler's "Hope Homes" in Kenya - and to Bette Lou Higgins' Eden Valley Enterprises sites. They are historically and socially relevant projects. I suggest that you visit these sites on a regular basis to see "what's shakin'".
Pay particular note to the "Hope Homes" page during the next few months / years. They are constantly improving the lives of their youngsters and those around them. This is an exciting project accomplished by exciting people.
Although this Vermilion High School Class of 1959 reunion is over classmates may want to stay connected with each other through organizerROGER BOUGHTON. Ye can connect by mailing him @ 2205 SW 10th Ave. Austin, MN. 55912 or you can just emailRoger.
Persons interested in the history of the Lake Shore Electric Railway (which was the subject of a recent past podcast series) - "the greatest electaric railway system on the planet" may want to go to Amazon.com and purchase a book called "Images of Rail - Lake Shore Electric Railway". It was put together by Thomas J. Patton with the help of my friends DENNIS LAMONT and ALBERT DOANE. It'd make a nice gift.
Another great book with Vermilion Roots is, "Grandma's Favorites: A Compilation of Recipes from MARGARET SANDERS BUELL by Amy O'Neal, ELIZABETH THOMPSON and MEG WALTER (May 2, 2012). This book very literally will provide one with the flavor of old Vermilion. And ye can also find it at Amazon.com. Take a look.
MARY WAKEFIELD BUXTON'S LATEST BOOK "The Private War of William Styron" is available in paper back for $15.00 with tax and can be purchased locally at Buxton and Buxton Law Office in Urbanna, ordered from any book store, Amazon.com or Brandylane Publishing Company. A signed, hard back edition may be purchased from Mrs. Buxton directly for $30.00 by writing her at Box 488, Urbanna, VA 23175 and including $6.00 for tax, postage and packaging.
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