Happy Friday the 13th! Hope you didn’t break any mirrors or walk under any ladders today. I’d say I hope no black cats crossed your path, but I like black cats. We considered every Friday the 13th our black cat Alvarado’s birthday. RIP, Big Al. (more…)
I don’t know about you, but each time I make a discovery or connection in this series, I get really stinkin’ excited. I'm astounded how 109 years after these letters were written, I can dig around and find details. Thanks to archives, I was able to make a pretty cool link, one I would not have been able to verify otherwise.
They know us by name at the Hotel Pepper Tree. They even know our favorite room. Fellow traveler Misty at the front desk shares an interest in unique lodging, and always kindly asks us about the places we've stayed, making us feel welcome. We wanted to know more about the history of this hotel. What we learned about its not too stellar past, made us love it even more.
My big plan of catching up by June 30th (so I can begin posting on correlating date) got derailed as I fell down the rabbit hole of research again, trying to find information on John Merrill, mentioned in this next letter. So who is John Merrill?
Hello friends of Dora and Charlie!
I had a brilliant idea, one I should have thought of in April. The idea is this: Post the letters on the date of the letter, that way we feel as Dora did waiting for the next one. To get current, I’ll post this one from April 20, then over the next couple of days, May 9, June 1, then hopefully I can post the letter from June 30th on the 30th, so...