We had a ton of wind and rain yesterday, power out for several hours - but I'm happy to report that everything is safe and secure here at Forgotten Bookmarks headquarters. We were lucky, and as I am catching up on the news this morning, I see that many places were not. Just a few miles down the road in the Catskills, places like Margaretville, Fleischmanns and Roxbury NY are still battling the water. Further north, places close to my heart, Bennington and Brattleboro have been hit hard.

They are all in my thoughts this morning.

Postcard, dated November 91 1942. On reverse:

Mon 9:00 AM

Dear Folks,

Glad you had such a good time while you were here. Looked for you up yesterday. Certificate didn't come. Grotto initiation this Fri. Have been to two funerals in one week. All are well.


Found in "The Gentlemen" by Edison Marshall. Published by Farrar, Straus and Co., 1956.

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  1. I hope that i am too late to post a suggestion re: your upcoming book. Another blag that I read is done by an autior, who focusses on the craft of writing, amoth other things. He has a large readership and posts what he calls "the Big Idea" to give writers an opportunity to talk about their book. Here is more info, if you are interested - http://whatever.scalzi.com/2010/01/06/the-big-idea-open-call-to-publicists-editors-and-authors/

  2. Glad all is well at Forgotten Bookmarks headquarters. Hopefully the problems will be over soon for the places still affected. Interesting post card. I wonder what kind of grotto initiation was going on?