The manuscript has been professionally proofread and I am currently wrangling the layout and doing some final preparations before printing, hopefully by the end of the year. On 7/5/21, I got to see my octogenarian cousin Judy who gave me the quilt back in 2010. I wish I had a copy to give her right… Continue reading Status Update – Home Stretch
The first draft of the book has been completed! I’ve been working with the layout, gathering illustrations, etc. for a while already. I’m going to be doing revisions in the coming months, but everything I’ve wanted to include in the text is written. Cannot actually believe it! I now feel comfortable sharing the current tentative… Continue reading 1st Draft Completed!!!
Midway through the year and happy to report I am still working on it! Before the lockdown, I was gifted a microfilm reader from the Northeast Millerton Library as they were getting rid of their old one. I imagine that my grandmother, Clara Losee, who worked with the Northeast Historical Society might have used the… Continue reading Professor DeScience
Happy New Year! This is the year, people. Really really. Do or don’t. Whether I’m happy with it or not, this book is getting published. I will probably have to self-publish as I’m unsure if anyone would want to get on board with such a geographically-specific topic, but I’ll give it a shot.
What has two thumbs and has not totally forgotten it’s writing a book? THIS GAL! The book has been on hiatus, and I thought I should talk about that honestly. I got cold feet as I got closer to being done writing it. Much of that has to do with footnotes! I can’t decide which… Continue reading Not Dead Yet
In my quest to understand more about how the people on the quilt thought and felt about the world around them, I’m reading through the 1903 Pine Plains Register newspaper. I started a while ago, but 1) I’m lazy and 2) the microfilm machine rests on its film cabinet with no space for legs or… Continue reading Pine Plains Register
I will be speaking about the quilt at the 150th anniversary celebration of the Jackson Corners Vigilant Association for the Detection of Horse Thieves, Sunday November 18th at 4PM. See below flier for details. Seven men named on the quilt were members in 1903 and I’m going to chat about them at the event. I… Continue reading Jackson Corners Vigilant Association
On Sunday, September 16th I attended the Rock City Lutheran Church’s 150th anniversary service as a guest of Rhinebeck Town Historian and church organist Nancy Kelly. Congregation founder John G. Schultz donated the land and built the church in 1868. Milan History uploaded an 8mm movie to their youtube channel shot during the Church’s 100th… Continue reading Rock City Lutheran celebrates 150 years
I’ve done a good amount of research about the Jackson Corners Grange (1901-1975)—more than is useful to the book. Thanks to New York State Grange President Stephen Coye I learned that there are no records held by his organization for this Grange other than the application paper and report of officers, the last of which… Continue reading Status Update, September 2018
Before I discovered proof that the quilt was created for the benefit of the Jackson Corners Methodist Church’s then pastor Rev. W.L. Cadman, I had thought that perhaps it was made for the local Grange as there were so many folks named on it that were members. The Grange in 1903 was one of the… Continue reading The Grange