Saturday, January 16, 2010
Work on "the book" has Begun
Dear Friends and Followers:
Work on the book has begun! The working title is "The Brass Bell." The book will chronicle the history of a 19th century farming settlement that came to be known as Westvale, a one-room schoolhouse and the children who grew up there; a chicken coop, a cherry orchard, the new schoolhouse, a brass bell, and the woman who rang the bell every day and influenced many lives. Her name was Marion Parsons. Her family came by oxcarts from Massachusetts to New York in the early 1800s. They planted fruit trees, grew a dairy farm, and eventually established a community of cousins and neighbors that, if you look closely are still residents of of the Westvale community today. If they've moved away, they stay in touch. People in their 60s, 70s, and 80s meet regularly to reminisce about their days at Cherry Road School.
If you are one of those people, and would like to share information or stories or pictures for the book, please contact me by phone or email:
Your contribution will be greatly appreciated.
Now that the book is in production, I will resume posting regularly on this blog.
Wishing you all the best of New Years,
Nancy "Camille" Cole