Holiday Shopping

While shopping for some Christmas gifts, I found myself in Joseph-Beth Bookstore.  My browsing led me to the table that highlights some of the books about Cincinnati.  Of course, I was pleased to see Lost Tea Rooms of Downtown Cincinnati.  There were only a couple of books left — hopefully that means they’ve sold a … [Read more…]

McAlpin’s Ephemera

Since the publication of Lost Tea Rooms of Downtown Cincinnati, I have met a lot of people who shared wonderful memories and a few who offered fun and unusual finds. A man named Steve is one of those people. After hearing about my book project, he wanted to share a photo of an item he … [Read more…]

Fashionable Cincinnati

What an enjoyable class I attended on Thursday, September 27th! It was one of OLLI’s brown bag lunch talks led by Bette Sherman. She took a large group of us on an enjoyable “car ride” (via a slide of her mother’s 1960 Lincoln Continental convertible) downtown for “a glance back at what we wore and … [Read more…]

Your talk was fabulous!

Receiving that message in a note from the Cincinnati Woman’s Club was wonderful. It always feels good to know audience members thoroughly enjoyed the information and that it brought back fond memories for them, and it’s always fun to see people I know in the audience – that happened again when some old-time neighbors and … [Read more…]

Luncheon at McAlpin’s

It wasn’t exactly time travel, but on July 9th I got to have luncheon at McAlpin’s! Let me explain — a couple of months ago, I received a very nice note in the mail.  Jay Joyce wrote to tell me that he’d come across my tearoom book in the Taft Museum gift shop, and as a … [Read more…]

Evergreen Retirement Community

It was a beautiful evening on May 13th when I went to the Evergreen Retirement Community to speak with the residents. As happens at different engagements, I saw people that I haven’t seen for years. On this occasion, I got to visit with Dr. Rae Hartman, a longtime friend of my husband’s family, and Marilyn … [Read more…]

Anderson Senior Center

The Anderson Senior Center invited me to come speak on Friday, May 18th. As described in their publication, Senior Lifestyle, I discussed a little bit about what was involved in the various stages of the book project: research, writing, and recipes. I also provided a brief look at what downtown Cincinnati used to be like … [Read more…]

Green Township Historical Association

On Tuesday, May 15th, I gave a Lost Tea Rooms presentation at the Nathanael Greene Lodge. The Green Township Historical Association is a very friendly organization, and both female and male members attended my presentation. I was able to visit with the attendees both before and after my talk. While speaking with one group, I … [Read more…]