Handouts included secret codes (solved right away by Adrienne, who should receive her historic postcard from the author -- me -- in tomorrow's mail) and a researcher's "code sheet" of 19th-century abbreviations for names and accounts, often found in record books. Four historians added extra details from the audience, too!
My one regret was not being able to slip away into the children's book room, where I always find good books to bring home. But I'll be back, to browse!
What a wonderful evening; thank you, Linda and Sandy and guests. One of the bookstore cats came out to say goodbye.
|Jem the cat, at The Galaxy|