Vermilion Ohio, A Good Place to Live

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.- Lily Tomlin......Cabbage: A familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head. - Ambrose Bierce....I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process. - Benjamin Harrison....There is a great measure of hope, kindness and sound logic lost in American thought and action that seems only to be remembered for a brief moment on Decoration Day.............rnt...............

May 18,  2019> LAKE ERIE SHORE

TIME & WATER

SHOPTALK: On the desktops this week are two pix of the beach at Linwood Park. The one on the shop desk shows what the beach was like c.1920-30. And the one on my home desk shockingly illustrates what it was like last summer. In short, the beach is disappearing.

Until just recently the beach at Linwood Park was one of the nicest in the area – rivled only by the one at Lakeview Park in Lorain, Ohio. I was aghast when someone [it could have been Vermilionite Mark Williams] sent me the recent photo.

When I was in my late teens and early 20s, we used to spend a good deal of time at the neighboring beach at Nokomis Park just to the east of Linwood. That beach disappeared in the late 1960s or very early 70s. I never thought that Linwood’s beach would ever follow.

This year it has been said that Lake Erie is 26 inches higher than in the past and will stay at that level. The water along the river is near the top in many places, and over the bank in others.

Of course, global warming has nothing to do with any of this. [glub, glub.]

A NEW THING: As always, I am playing with a new device, I purchased to better digitize slides, negatives and super 8 film.

Setting the directions aside I played with the scanner until I learned how it works. It scans the aforementioned items and places them on a sd card – or you can scan them right to your computer or television.

The only problem I ran into with it was that the scans were only 72ppi. Depending on what one wants to do with the pix 72ppi is not a primo resolution. I usually want 300.

To resolve the problem I found that I could increase the resolution of all the scans in one fell swoop by using an editing system in Photoshop called “Batch”. I was both relieved and amazed that this was possible.

While it would have been easy enough to scan a number of slides together using a template for a flatbed scanner that process is in many respects a bit more cumbersome that using this Kodak Scanza device.

I took a chance when I purchased it. Sometimes these things aren’t what one wants them to be. But I’m not disappointed with it. You will soon see why.

Historically,

VERMILION BOYS OF A YESTERYEAR: A week or so ago while talking briefly with Bonnie Koket-Bailey at the supermarket she asked me why I didn’t do more stuff from the 50s. My answer is similar to the one the late George Wakefield gave to me when I asked him the same question about some pix from the 30s several years ago: “It’s just too recent.”

Nonetheless it’s still history. Coincidentally a young lady visited the museum a few days later and gave me this (above) picture. It comes from a collection of pix that late Vermilionite Earl Tischer kept in his files. His daughter, Trudy, who now lives in Florida made sure I got it.

While I could name most of the guys in the pic Vermilionite Tom Moes knew all of them and wrote their names down for me.

The two gents in the background on the right are Earl Tischer (his face is hidden) and Howard Bogart Sr.

The boys are L-R: Rich Eldridge, Kenny Kidd, John Hurd, Bob Hasenflue, Charley Jasensky, Jim Maurer, Hugh Darley, Russ Dickerhoff, Tom Moes, Larry Knittle, Al Mroski, Mark Williams and Howard Bogart Jr.

The fella in the suit on the right is Tom Williams Sr.

The photo was taken in the gym at South Street School c.1954. I don’t know how these guys got to use the gym, but I’d have given my left toe to have had the same privilege at that age.

[Thanks Earl – wherever you are.]

Brothers

ALL QUIET AT THE FRONT TONIGHT: As I am sure I’ve mentioned before my great-grandfather (Caselton Roscoe) was a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was a musician. While that sounds like an “easy gig” it was not. When not marching and playing for funerals and other formal events, during and after the battles it was a musician’s job to venture into the battlefields and help the wounded back to a field hospital. Afterward they also helped tend to the sick and wounded in the hospitals. But make no mistake about it nobody had an “easy gig” during that war.

It has been my fortune to have the diaries he wrote during this time in the war he sometimes referred to as the “rebellion”. My sister Ginny Tarrant-Wilkes preserved them and helped me make digital copies of them for the local history museum and posterity. I have had the pleasure of sharing some of those entries in this forum in the past. I should probably apologize for dwelling so long on the diaries; and I do. But I find them difficult to ignore. Consider this entry:

“May, Friday 20, 1864 – Bermuda Hundred, Va. – The enemy attacked and drove in our pickets heavy musketry and cannonading at the front fore noon afternoon heavy musketry. 3 oc [sic – o’clock] our men charged on the enemy and drove them out of the rifle pits. Lieut. J.E. Cochran wounded. Edwin Russell killed. Corp. Whidden wounded in head severe. Maj. General Walker captured by the 67th O.V.I. Comfort Ruggles slightly wounded.”

This is in reference to a skirmish (aka. the Battle of Ware Bottom Church) that took place on May 20, 1864 when Confederate forces under Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard attacked Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler's forces near Ware Bottom Church in Chesterfield County VA. About 10,000 troops were involved in the action. After driving back Butler's men, the Confederates constructed something they called the “Howlett Line”.

[The Howlett Line was a critical Confederate earthworks dug during the Bermuda Hundred Campaign during the Civil War in May 1864. Specifically, the line stretched across the Bermuda Hundred peninsula from the James to the Appomattox rivers. It was named for a Dr. Howlett's House that overlooked the James River at the north end of the line. The Howlett Line became famous and was considered to be the "Cork in the Bottle" for keeping the 30,000-man strong Butler army at bay, effectively “bottling up” the Union Army at Bermuda Hundred.]

It should be obvious from this description for us to understand that any forward movement on the part of Butler’s expedition during this time was – to delicately put it – stopped. But no matter, his forces were later successfully used in the Siege of Petersburg that began in June of 1864. But setting that aside I was curious about the soldiers mentioned in the passage:

Comfort Heber Ruggles (b.1841) was a Milan, Ohio native and a good friend to my g-grandfather. He did make it back home from the war, married and he and his wife Charlotte had five children. Like my grandfather he worked a farm and as a carpenter. He died in 1908. In 1889 he had been appointed Postmaster at Milan. It may be that the Firelands surveyor Almon Ruggles was his great uncle or a distant cousin.

Confederate General Walker was William Stephen Walker (b.1822) He was, as indicated, severely wounded in the left arm and lost his left leg, and captured at the aforementioned “Battle of Ware Bottom Church”. He received his wounds after leading a charge into the Union line where he was subjected to a rifle volley after refusing to surrender. He thought he was mortally wounded but was saved by the Union surgeon John J. Craven at Fort Monroe, who amputated his leg. He was exchanged on October 29, 1864 and later served at Weldon, N.C. from October 29, 1864 to May 1, 1865 as garrison commander until the end of the war. He died in 1899.

Lt. Cochran was actually John C. Cochran (b.1840) from Fremont, Ohio. He died from his wounds nine days after receiving them – May 29, 1864.

Evidently, Corporal Whidden survived the head wound. He was Joseph Whidden (b.1836) and was later promoted to Sergeant eventually transferring to Co. E of the 67th O.V.I.

As best I can tell Edwin Russell (b. 1840) who lost his life was a teamster and had no family.

Not every entry in this diary of 1864 is as informative as the one quoted. Finally, in mid-January 1865 Cass mustered out of the Army leaving the misery of the “rebellion” “All quiet at the front tonight.” Unlike the 618,222 men from both sides in that war who did not, the Roscoe boys had made it home.

-Sunday, May 12, 2019

YESTERYEAR'S NEWS: The following clips are dictated transcriptions from past issues of The Vermilion News. I think you will find them both interesting and fun...

Vol. XIV, No 50 - VERMILION, OHIO THURSDAY, May 18, 1911

High School Commencement

The annual commencement of the Vermilion High school will be held at the Opera House next Thursday evening, May 25th, commencing at 8 o’clock. A fine program has been prepared for the occasion. Eleven will graduate. The usual admission will be charged.

CLASS PARTY

One of the most enjoyable social occasions of the year among the younger circle, occurred at the Fireman’s Hall last Friday evening when the Junior Class of V.H.S. entertained the Seniors. The hall was beautifully decorated in class colors, maroon and silver gray, pennants and flowers being much in evidence. Games and dancing were features of the evening. At a late hour all adjourned to the dining room where a delicious repast was served. Here too, the class colors and class flower, sweet peas, were most effectively used in decorating. The favors were bunches of sweet peas tied with maroon and gray ribbons. Short toasts were made and responded to, a class prophecy placing each senior 15 years hence was also read and furnished considerable merriment. It was past the hour of midnight when good nights were paid and the class party of 1911 passed into history. Those present were: Floy Tischer, Ethel Bottomley, Bertha B. Hull, Bertha M. Holl, Katherine Decker, Catherine Trinter, Rose Wolfli, Bernice jump, James Stone, Roma Philby, Earl Burrows, Wilmer Jump, Coreen McConnelly, Margie Wahl, Charles Blattner, George Lambert, Charlotte French, Matilda Krapp, Harold Cole, Allison Nieding, Elma Pretzer, Bertha Ries, Elton Fischer, Hazel Gerlach, Ola Leimbach, Edward Coen, Mr. A. L. Irey, Miss Daisy Chapman.

COUNTRY CORRESPONDENCE

AMHERST

Council met Tuesday evening.

Mother’s Day was fittingly observed in this place.

The local stonecutter’s Union held a smoker at the lodge rooms on Friday evening.

Several of the young people from here attended the ballgame at Cleveland Sunday.

Henry Lathropp a former well-known Amherst resident died on April 30th in Florida where he had gone on account of his ill health.

Funeral services of Mrs. Jno. [John] Alghrin were held Thursday from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 1:30 PM, Rev. Schmitz of Elyria officiated and interment was made in Cleveland street cemetery.

Mrs. Louise Miller died at the home of her daughter in LaGrange Saturday afternoon, where she was visiting. The funeral was held from the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Tuesday and interment made at the Cleveland Semetery [sic].

Lorain County now has a regular auto service line with E. J. Johnson and H. C. Hunt as promoters of the enterprise. Regular trips are made about every two hours during the day and hourly service in the evening up to 10:30 PM. On Sundays the machines will be so used for parties for the day.

AGAIN IN THE LIMELIGHT

Charles M. Hahn and his wife Lottie M Hahn, are evidently anxious to be divorced from each other he having recently filed a divorce petition in the Erie County courts, rather than replying to her divorce petition filed in this [Lorain] county.

Hahn accuses his wife of keeping company with other men since the date she refused to live with him and numerous buggy rides are said to have been enjoyed by her while she was living with her parents in South Amherst, in Erie County, being one of the persons, with whom she went riding.

Hahn says that his and that an invitation to call upon her was extended to him on these occasions.

Hahn is not in very good grace with the courts of this county, he recently being hauled into court on a charge of failing to support a minor child, who was made its home with its mother and her parents for the past several months.

In order to escape punishment, Hahn filed a the bond with the court, whereby he obligated himself to pay a certain amount of money each month toward the support of the child.

All efforts on the part of the sheriff to locate Mrs. Hawn have proved futile and it is supposed she is avoiding personal service in the suit filed in the Erie County court.

As soon as Hahn discovered that Lorain County grand jury was to investigate charges filed with the prosecutor, he departed for Michigan, but after a sojourn of several months in that section of the country, returned to the city and gave himself up to the authorities.

Hahn tried to convince the court that he was unable to work owing to illness, but he testified in in the nonsupport suit, that he had worked in many towns and cities before returning to this city. – Elyria Tel.

[NOTE: I can’t help but think that there’s something a bit off about Mr. Hahn’s claim regarding his wife. Who’d a thunk that this nonsense was going on back in 1911?]

CEYLON

George Knott is built busy building a new barn.

John Hoffman is making preparations for building his new barn.

Ed Kishman took pleasure trip in his new auto Sunday.

BIRMINGHAM

Lester Berkmyer is working for his uncle Henry Hull, in his store at Huron.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Post of New London drove out to the latter’s home in their new machine Sunday.

BROWNHELM

The Women’s Missionary Society of the U. E. Church were entertained Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Will Brill.

The Cong’l Sunday school will have an ice cream social this evening at A. J. Shattuck’s in his new barn.

Henry Bickel, aged 82 died Tuesday at the County infirmary. He was admitted from Vermilion. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Field of Amherst.

LOCALS AND PERSONALS

Mrs. P. Roscoe and daughter spent Friday at Cleveland.

Mrs. F. W. Wakefield was a Cleveland visitor Friday.

Miss Jesse Delker spent Monday at Cleveland.

Mrs. Jay Stevens and son were guests at the Schisler home in Birmingham Sunday.

There will be a special meeting of the village council this evening.

George H. Blattner has had his house moved to the rear of his former location to make room for a new and modern residence, which will be ready for occupancy within the next few months.

Word was received here of the death of the seven months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Higgins of Elyria which occurred early Tuesday mora
Ellis will be remembered as the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Higgins formerly of Vermilion.

Mr. Root the well-known Lorain boatbuilder is repairing the tug Fred Driscoll at the Kishman Fish Co’s. dock here. The work is progressing rapidly. The damage while large is not as great as first reported.

J. E. Kishman has purchased a new International touring car from C. W. Kishman.

Mrs. Det Parsons and daughter are spending a few days with her husband at Grand River.

Word was received here this week of the death of E. H. Passow of which occurred Sunday, May 14th, at his home in Le Junta, Col. Mr. Passow formerly lived in Brownhelm and Vermilion Townships and will be remembered by many of our readers. He was an uncle of Fred and William Gegenheimer and Mrs. Sarah Stefan of this place and Mrs. Charles Blair of Wakeman.

MEMORIAL DAY

Preparations are going forward for observation of Memorial Day. The program will be published in the NEWS next week. Town and township schools are invited to participate.

It is reported that all the fish tugs now in Fairport on Grand River will return to Vermilion Friday or Saturday. The catch of fish is fallen off at that place and unless they suddenly increase our boats will be home. So far the fishing has been very unsatisfactory.

BERLIN HEIGHTS

Quite a number from here attended the funeral of William Johnston at Ogontz Sunday afternoon.

The Berlin Township Public schools will picnic and hold commencement exercises that Ruggles Grove Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Rice of Vermilion called upon Mrs. Rice’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Champion Sunday. Mr. Champion has been in poor health for some time and is confined to his bed.

The Commencement exercises will be held at Opera House, Friday evening, May 19. Stewart’s Orchestra of Norwalk will furnish the music and Prof. Hutchins of Oberlin will make the class address.

Mr. W. H. Lippus visited his wife at St. Vincent Hospital over Sunday.

OBITUARY

William Johnston was born in Warren, Pa., March 15, 1848 and died May 11, 1911 the age of 63 yrs., 1 mo., 26 days. He came with his parents to Vermilion when seven years of age and has lived in this community and vicinity since that time. He was united in marriage to Amy Eulalie Davey, August 19, 1868. To this union three children were born, Mrs. Charles Fisher of Toledo, O., Mrs. Carl Hauff of Ogontz and one son Willie who died 18 years ago last December. There remains also two grandchildren and one aged sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Marsh besides many other relatives and friends to mourn his demise. Mr. Johnston was a great sufferer for a number of years and as time passed on his malady became more intense and suffering more severe. He wanted to live, but it was the will of God he would be submissive to that will. It was with these words and with this trust the deceased surrendered to the divine plan. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at the home of his daughter in Ogontz and was attended by a very large number of neighbors and friends. Rev. A. G. Rupert officiating. Burial at Riverside Cemetery in Berlin Heights.

In Memoriam

Mrs. Anna B. Gundlach was born in Salzburg Circuit Homberg, Electorate Hessia Germany, December 17, 1826, where she was baptized and confirmed. At the age of 21 she emigrated to America locating at Milan. She was married to Philip Huff, July 3d, 1850, living with him a happy and peaceful wedlock for 58 years. After marriage they moved on a farm of 8 acres in West Berlin, Berlin tp., adding gradually to the same until they owned 150 acres. Brother Huff died February 5th, 1908. Since then she made her home with her son John, but visited her children in turn. Five children were born to them, all living viz.; Mrs. Anna McClannahan, Mrs. Catherine Peters, Mrs. Mary Mills, Mr. John Huff, Mrs. Lily McVetty.

She died Tuesday, May 9th a little before 7:00 AM. She leaves her five children, one brother, three sisters, grandchildren and one great grandchild. She attended the Reformed Church of West Vermilion tp. in the Friends church near Berlinville. She loved a large circle of friends and was loved by them in return. Her age was 85 yrs. one mo. And 22 d. The Funeral took place May 12th from the home of her son Philip, Rev. H. F. Hilgemann and Rev. I. Stratton of the Friends Church officiating.

OBITUARY

Mary A. daughter of Parker and Clarissa Lewis was born in Vermilion Township, December 21, 1837, being one of a family of 13 children.

On July 3, 1860 she was united in marriage to Harlow Mason. Their married life was blessed with six children, three of whom have proceeded her to the great beyond. Her husband died September 8th, 1876.

She leaves to mourn her departure, three children, Harry J. Mason, of Avery, Mrs. Annie Curtis and Sue M. Mason, five grandchildren, Lloyd, Grace, Neil, Donald and baby Merle, children of H. J. Mason, one aged sister, Mrs. Annie Coykendall, who resides in North Dakota, and many other relatives and a host of friends.

She was called home May 10, 1911, age 73 years, 4 months and 20 days.

She was a dutiful daughter, a loving and self-searching mother, always thoughtful in the extreme of all her loved ones and ever ready to render aid to anyone in times of sickness and trouble.

The funeral was conducted from her residence on Friday, May 12th, at 1:30 o’clock Rev. Cunningham, pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Milan and former resident of Florence. Interment in “Maple Grove” cemetery.

Hmmmmmm....

HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY

CHAPTER XV.

BENCH AND BAR.

…During the time that Erie county was attached to Huron it appears that Judge David Higgins was upon the bench of the Common Pleas Court. He was succeeded by Judge Ozias Bowen, of Marion county, who presided for a number of years, and until he was replaced by Judge Myron H. Tilden, of Toledo, but formerly of Norwalk.

Next in the succession came Judge Ebenezer B. Sadler, of Sandusky City, who went upon the bench in 1847, and so continued until the adoption of the new constitution by which he was legislated out of office.

The above named comprise all the common pleas judges that presided over that court in this county prior to the constitution of 1852. Judge Sadler was the first president upon the bench that was a resident of Erie county, and the only such prior to the new constitution, but in after years this county was as well represented upon the bench of the courts as any in the district, excepting, perhaps, Lucas county.

After the adoption of the new constitution Erie county was placed in the first subdivision of the fourth common pleas district, the other counties being Huron, Sandusky, Ottawa, and Lucas. The first president judge in this subdivision was Lucius Otis, then of Fremont but now of the city of Chicago. Judge Otis served one term of five years, and was succeeded by Judge Sebastian F. Taylor, a prominent lawyer of Erie county. He served two terms of five years each, and was himself succeeded by Walter F. Stone, of Sandusky. The constitution provided for the selection of an additional law judge to be chosen whenever the business of the sub-division should warrant it. It was during Judge Otis's term of office that this provision was carried into effect by the selection of Judge John Fitch, of Toledo, in 1854. Other additional law judges were from time to time appointed, among them Samuel T. Wooster, of Norwalk, and John L. Green, of Fremont. The latter is still judge in the district.

Judge Stone continued on the bench as president judge for some years, when he was advanced to the Supreme Court bench. He was succeeded by William G. Lane, of Sandusky, but, on account of failing health the latter was compelled to retire, whereupon Cooper K. Watson, of Sandusky, followed him. Judge Watson died in office, and John Mackey was appointed his successor. By appointment and two subsequent elections, Judge Mackey held this office for nearly seven years. Next in the line of succession came the present incumbent, Judge J. L. De Witt, of Sandusky, who assumed the office in February, 1887.

The first sub-division of the Fourth District remains now as originally formed, and the courts therein are presided over by five common pleas judges, three in Toledo and two in the other counties comprising the subdivision. These judges are as follows: Louis H. Pike, David H. Commager, and Reuben C. Lemmon, of Toledo; John L. Green, of Fremont, and J. L. De Witt, of Sandusky.

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.

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VERMILION ARTIFACT #297

ARTIFACTS FROM THE SECOND GREAT FLOOD IN VERMILON: These photographs (above) are from the 2nd Great Flood in Vermilion during the 20th century.

The first was the flood of 1913. While far less destructive than the one that would follow a little more than a half century later it should be understood that there were (fortunately) less things in the flood plain that could be damaged. In addition to that the 1913 flood was not a surprise occurring during a period of time those along the river known as the Annual Spring Thaw.

The 1969 flood, however, was totally unexpected mainly because it took place in the blush of summer – July 4th – and the losses, in terms of property, were significant. Fortunately no one lost their life.

These photos were taken by late Vermilionite Clarence “Dave” Feldkamp during and immediately following the ’69 flood. Most of the slides (borrowed from Dave’s wife Marlene to be digitized) were taken in and around Romp’s Water Port, the bridge, Parson’s Marina and McGarvey’s Restaurant. I’ve, obviously, only used two of them here. I’ll not showcase them all at this time.

Over the next few months photos and stories pertaining to this flood will be flooding (pun intended) the media because it’s the 50th anniversary of the event. By the time all the “hoopla” is over folks will likely be weary of it.

Maybe next year…

0H.

Our Supply Clerk at the factory where I work, discovered a box that was left on the loading dock with this warning printed on it:

DANGER DO NOT TOUCH!

Management was called and all employees were told to stay clear of the box until it could be analyzed.

When the foreman arrived, he donned gloves and safety glasses, and then, very carefully opened the box.

Inside were 25 signs that read:

DANGER! DO NOT TOUCH!

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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.

Rich; it is our 60th reunion and will be very informal. It looks like this at the present time; Tuesday, JULY 9, 2019.

-4pm Boat ride Vermilion River and Lagoons (Parsons)

-5:30pm Drinks and music on the Patio-Vermilion Boat Club

-6:30pm Dinner - order off the menu Vermilion Boat Club

Replys can be sent to;

Roger Boughton
2205 1th Ave. SW Ausitn, MN. 55912

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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