Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

In Small Square Letters, Were These Words: ‘Lucky You!’

Honestly - after we had a good chuckle and contemplated doing something similar - we couldn't help but think of ol' Alpheus Winterborn.

Our friends over at the Museum of Hoaxes recently shared the story of a woman who found "a small envelope in a rocking chair she bought at auction. In the envelope [were] a key and a note giving her directions to where $250 in U.S. gold coins was supposedly buried in a lead chest...The note was signed 'Chauncey Wolcott.'"

Thursday, October 1, 2009

2009 Living History Portrayal Walk

Marshall's Oakridge Cemetery, one of the oldest continuously operated cemeteries in Michigan, is home again this year to the 9th Annual "If These Stones Could Talk..."  This Living History Portrayal walking tour will feature actors portraying significant people from Marshall's past at his or her's gravesite. Portrayals this year include Beatrice H. Babbitt (1870-1959), an eccentric, penny-pinching, heiress and world traveler; Winston Schuler (1908-1993), the second family owner of the 100-year-old Schuler’s Restaurant (dubbed the “Consummate Host”); plus a host of others.
  • Saturday, October 10, 7PM
For more information, including associated costs, please contact the Marshall Chamber of Commerce.

Walter said that last year – in honour of Brad’s book – he had a great idea about soliciting two other “fans” to parade around the cemetery in red robes and carry a piece of wire wrapped with fiery Christmas lights and shaped into the number 3. However he later revealed that because the robe covered his eyes he found himself sopping wet and wandering the banks of the western Kalamazoo River by himself. Better luck this time around...we hope he manages to show up for an appearance.