Thursday, June 25, 2015


Richardson's War of 1812: with notes and a life of the author, mentioned his first novel, Ecarte, written in 1829.

According to a review, the POW imprisonment of Dormer, one of the characters, coincide closely with the actual events in this part of Richardson's career.

Major Richardson was the grandson of the Detroit merchant John Askin.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Butler's Rangers

The Story of Butler's Rangers and the Settlement of NiagaraBy Ernest Alexander Cruikshank:

An excerpt:

"Confidential agents were dispatched at the same time to solicit the assistance of the Indians of Canada and Nova Scotia. To each recruit from these tribes they promised a coat, blanket, and forty shillings a month."

Friday, June 12, 2015

Egbert The Great, King Of England

Representative Of A Man In Early England

Information below taken from the Parallel universal history...:

"Egbert being of a more ancient line of the kings of Wessex than Brithric...[Brithric] displayed much jealousy...and caused him to seek refuge at the court of Charlemagne."

Monday, June 8, 2015

My Favorite Inscription!

After purchasing the book, Errands, by Judith Guest, I stood in line at the bookstore in Oscoda, to get the book signed by the author.

We had previously met at the local library when Ms. Guest was the invited speaker.  After her talk, I started to explain to Ms. Guest, picture in hand, that her mother and Jim's father [Richard S. Palm] were two of the [4?] children in the photograph, when her mother [Marion A. Nesbitt Guest] approached us and exclaimed, "That's Dick Palm, and that's ME!"  Turns out that the Nesbitts, Guests and Palms were close family friends and neighbors.

That's why this is my favorite inscription:

To The Palms

June 1997

From one who's known your name since I was born!

Best wishes

Judith Guest