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Firewood

Asa:     I was thinking today about what my hardest challenges were in adapting to life in the 18th century.  For sure one of them was firewood. I could have nightmares about firewood.  Firewood was needed for cooking, heating, boiling water, … Continue reading

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Conference attendee

AUTHOR:   I will be attending: Historical Novel Society Conference, June 26-18, 2015  in Denver Colorado My book will be for sale and I’ll be doing a book signing also. It’s being held at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center.  

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Storms

Asa:       I loved falling asleep at night as a child listening to the rain pound the roof over my head and pulling up the covers tight when the thunder boomed.  In the 1790s in Dumfries, it took on a more … Continue reading

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Noises in the past

Rebecca:     There is a great peacefulness in the past.  When I stood in Williamsburg in 1798 for the first time, I was struck by the quiet.  We take in so many sounds today they we are not even aware of … Continue reading

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Indelicate question

Rebecca:     I guess I should have been expecting some more indelicate questions about how we managed to live in the 18th and 19th Century.  Someone wants to know  what we used for toilet paper.  I feel like making up a … Continue reading

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Our story is out!

Asa:     Well, I just heard today that our story is out in the world on Amazon.com.  I guess we need to get ready for questions. Rebecca:     You mean I need to have answers ready. You’ll just get flustered. Asa:    Only … Continue reading

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Remembering also

Rebecca:         I remember those times also.  My shy silver boy!  It was easy to fluster you with my charm. LOL.  But I must say I was intrigued from the start.  You were really handsome with those soft, gentle eyes.  Something … Continue reading

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Remembering

Asa: My regular routine while I was in graduate school was to attend classes, do research, or do something else scholarly and then do lunch in Market Square near Historical Colonial Williamsburg.  My head was full of American history.  I … Continue reading

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Introductions

Asa:  Hi I’m Asa. When our journey began, I was a 23-year-old graduate student at William & Mary, living in Williamsburg, Virginia and worked in the Colonial Williamsburg Silversmith’s shop. I met Rebecca and we shared lunches and fell in … Continue reading

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Just getting started

More details coming. Blogs of the 2 main characters in my book “Caught in a Past Reflection” , publishing this month, will appear soon.

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