Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Literally the Best Reviews: The Boy at the Keyhole

The Boy at the Keyhole -- Stephen Giles
Hanover Square Press
304 Pages

Sometimes I grab a book from the library thinking it will be an interesting read to pass some time. Sometimes, those “filler books,” as I call them, end up being among the best books I’ve read in the last month or two. Such is the case with The Boy at the Keyhole by Stephen Giles. I first picked it up thinking that it sounded interesting and that I might read it. I ended up leaving it behind at the library twice before finally bringing it home. And am I glad I did.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Old Fort Niagara -- Storm the Fort!!

Old Fort Niagara invites the community to “Skip the Mall – Storm the Fort!” on Black Friday, November 23, 2018, when the historic site will offer a special day of living history activities, guided tours, cooking and musket demonstrations from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The days’ activities are targeted for locals, who may have out-of-town company for the long Thanksgiving weekend, and other visitors who are in the area and looking for something different to do. 

Reminiscing: Tangible Memories

There are items from my grandmother’s house that are now in my house. Actually, there are things from both grandmothers’ houses now resting comfortably in my house. One of my upcoming articles was inspired by one of those items. In the meantime, as I continue to do some research for that article, I thought I would revisit some of the memories that come with a couple of those other items.