Mullane’s Antique Candy Equipment

Valentine’s Day has recently passed, but candy is still on my mind. Before its days as a tearoom, the John Mullane Company originated and was well known as a candy company. Among their equipment for making hard candy were beautiful brass rollers with a variety of embossed shapes and designs, including John Mullane’s signature. Ron … [Read more…]

PEO Sisterhood

On November 8th 2017, I gave my PowerPoint presentation to a lovely group of women who belong to an international women’s organization, the P.E.O. Sisterhood, that focuses on providing educational opportunities for female students worldwide. As has happened at some other presentations, I saw people whom I haven’t seen in years while others came up … [Read more…]

Buckeye Book Fair

On November 3rd I headed north to Wooster, Ohio, so that I could participate in the Buckeye Book Fair.  On Friday evening, at the authors’ reception, I got to meet and speak with lots of other authors – some of them were actually staying at the same Bed & Breakfast, the Market Street Inn (, … [Read more…]