November 14, 2015

Presented my Rum Run program to the Cleveland Amateur Boat Building Society on November 8th. What a great group. I thought they were going to grill me on my runner's construction, but they didn't. I met some fascinating people and some had some fantastic stories to share about their families activities during Prohibition. One woman's father signaled rum runners to shore at the age of 12! I met an Englishman who built over 700 boats. Disney commissioned him to build the Chinese junk for the movie, Swiss Family Robinson. What a fascinating life he has led and the incredible places he has been in the world. I enjoyed meeting all. Thank you, president Ric, members of CABBS, and Ed for suggesting my program to the society. You are doing wonderful projects to introd...

November 10, 2015

Wow, I survived 3 Rum Run programs in one week, just getting over a bad cold. I was so tired and coughed more than I liked during the programs but my audiences were great and understanding.

First was Brownhelm Historical Association at the Carriage Barn in Mill Hollow Reservation. 48 members attended. I was surprised how many. They are doing wonderful things to preserve the area's history. Thank you, Association, Marge Brill and Bill & Bonnie Cutcher. Thank you also to the member who made rum cake for the refreshments.

Next was Cascade of Authors at the Elyria Public Library's West River Branch. Eight selected authors including my friend and fellow writer, Debra Brice (Crossing Boarders) were there. We each had to do a 15 minute presentation. So much talent ther...

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