A Family to Love, Part 3

Hand milled log house being built.
Hand milled log house being built. | Source

Michael and I were blissfully happy with our baby, Michael Junior. We felt that nothing could make our lives better. We spent our evenings talking and playing with him. He thrived and we could almost see him grow.

Michael’s best friend, Adam, finally asked Papa for Cleo’s hand and the wedding plans were made for them. Cleo wanted to wear the dress that had been made for our wedding and it was handed over. Hopes for their marriage to be as happy as ours were passed over as well. They were to be married in one year, in the Spring. This would give Adam time to get a good home built.

Their wedding went off without a problem and they settled down on Adam’s Papa’s farm. He was an only son and would be getting it when they were gone. A house was built for them by the time that they got married. There had been a couple of work parties held to get the things done for it. The first work party had been just the men, in the early spring. All of the men had gone out in the woods to cut trees for the house. The logs were pulled into the farmyard by the work horses and laid to dry on wood blocks. They would be dry for an early Spring house raising.

When the logs had finished drying, there was another work party set up to get the house built. They had a nice tight log cabin built in just two days, with the help of their friends. Adam had been working on the fireplace and chimney. He had gathered a huge pile of rocks from the edges of the fields, where they threw them when they were plowing. We always had plenty of good sized rocks. Then he stacked them with mortar so that they would stay put. Every cabin was no stronger than the fireplace and chimney. Then, he built a foundation with stones and mortar.

The men built the walls, and when they were done the older children chinked the logs. Chinking is always fun and a good excuse to get dirty. They got buckets of clay from the creek banks and mixed it with grass and straw. Then they stuffed this sticky mess in between the logs. Stuffing every crack between the logs will block the drafts and weather from coming in. The clay hardened to keep it in place. The cabin will be warm and draft free. This needed to be redone occasionally but not too often. Every five to ten years, if the cabin was sheltered by the roof properly.

Food was provided for the work party by all the women, at the site. A large breakfast and filling lunch were consumed by the men while they rested. They were scattered all around the yard, sitting on logs. The women were rushing around with pots of coffee and pitchers of icy cold water. Plates and bowls of food were also circulating for refills. We did not want any of these men to be hungry. They went back to work with comments of being too full to move. We all enjoyed barn raisings and house raisings. They were our chance to socialize with each other.

A floor was laid with some large, flat slate that Adam had found in one of the creeks. Mortar was used to fit these together also. Smaller pieces were used in between the larger ones. Their house would be dry and easy to keep clean. Plain dirt floors were hard to keep clean.

The house had a bedroom and two lofts, one at each end. Ladders were used to get into the lofts. These would be used for the children when they arrived. Until then, they would be used for overnight guests and storage. Around the fireplace were shelves and cupboards for the food and dishes. There was room for a table on one side; on the other side and in front of the fireplace, were a couple of settles that Adam made. I made cushions for the settles as a wedding present. Mama made curtains and quilts for their wedding present. Mama kept saying that Adam should be a furniture maker, because his furniture was so decorative. I think she even tried to get him to make some for her.

Eighteen Mile House  Harrison, Ohio
Eighteen Mile House Harrison, Ohio | Source

Eighteen Mile House

Eighteen Mile house was built by Michael’s uncle, Thomas, in 1810. It was a tavern about two miles from Harrison, on the road to Cincinnati. It also had several rooms for people to stay in. It was one of the few places to stay in the area. We would ride out in the buggy about once a month to visit Thomas and his wife, Hilda. They were lovely people and we always enjoyed the trip. The countryside is beautiful and when the weather was fine, we would make a picnic lunch and stop to picnic on the side of the road. When we would get to the tavern, we would have lunch and then tea with them, we would have so much fun. Many famous people stayed there over the years.

Governor Othniel Looker was the Governor of Ohio in 1814. He had lived in Harrison since 1804. He was Speaker of the Ohio State Senate when Return J. Meigs Jr., our Governor, was elevated to Postmaster General. Mr. Looker became Governor Looker in March 1814. He had many important visitors to his home while he was in office. He was not elected to return as Governor and was replaced by Thomas Worthington in December of 1814. He still had many important visitors until Mr. Looker’s lovely wife died. Then he went to live with his dear daughter Rachel in Illinois. He did not care to be alone. Up until he moved, people would come to visit him and stop at Eighteen Mile House to rest a bit and get refreshments. Hilda always told me about the people who stopped. She made such droll comments about them that I had a terrible time to keep from making a fool of myself laughing.

Hilda and I would trade recipes and discuss the latest fashions, books, and she would tell me about the plays and theatre that they had gone to Cincinnati to see. They were always going to see the latest plays. Cincinnati had so much traffic going up and down the river and it was a bustling city. Traveling shows would stop and rent one of the Theaters so that they could put shows on. People would sing and they put plays on. Some would lecture on the latest styles, and oddments that were invented.

Michael and Thomas always discussed the Railroad and how far it had gotten on its way across the country. They thought it would make it to Ohio in another ten or fifteen years. It was making its way up and down the Eastern Seaboard now. They also discussed the canal projects that were bringing such prosperity to our area. There was one on its way to Harrison from Cincinnati. It would meet up with the canal through Indiana at Harrison and we should be quite a shipping hub. It was definitely an exciting time.

In April 1842, I discovered that I was going to have another baby.

I was not sick with this baby. In fact, I never felt better in my life. This was an extremely easy pregnancy and it passed quickly. I was busy making baby clothes and working in the store. We had the new tin ceilings installed in the store. They looked so nice and I could see that they would be very popular. We noticed that it was warmer in the store almost immediately. The tin ceiling panels would heat up and take a bit to cool off. It was nice when the temperature was really cold and the snow was deep. They are so decorative also. I think we will get some for upstairs too.

Our second child arrived on December 22, 1842. We named her Jennifer Anne. She had beautiful red hair and green eyes. Papa David (Michael's Papa), says that she got her coloring from his grandmother. She was Austrian and a real beauty.The history of this family is wondrous. I feel that I will never know it all.

Mama, Cleo and Rosemary all came in to sit with me and Hilda came from Eighteen Mile House also. The joking in that room was so much fun. The men must have thought we were daft with the peals of laughter during my confinement. Hilda has such a wonderful sense of humor and can tell a story so well. Some of the silly things that people do when they stop at a tavern is just amazing.

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Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Good Morning Becky,.

It is an amazing how this story is unfolding bringing with it modernization, new decorative trends and family roots slowly being established as well. I love the idea when neighbors and family helped one another, building their homes. Everyone pitched in. Food was placed on the table from many hard days of working in the garden, making sure all had a hearty meal. You have done wonders with your story and I am so happy to be the first to read chapter three. Thank you.

Sunnie


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Wr1t3r 4 years ago from Oregon

Wonderful. I enjoy your descriptions of how they built the log house. Anxious for the next part.


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

This is a great continuation of your oral history of the times. You paint with broad strokes the feel of the century, the sense of community and the positive side of human nature.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Sunnie, so glad you are enjoying this. It is a lot of research and I am enjoying it. It does take a bit longer to write than the average things I write. I have had to research on several different directions. I know the building they lived in and know that it has the tin ceilings but I had to research last night to find out when they started being used. Found the timing was right so put them in. I always loved those old tin ceilings. Thank you for coming to visit.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Wr1t3r, Building a house is always interesting. I love to research and learn how this was done. One of these days, I may build one for myself. I have learned about many different ways. Only thing I had to research on them is how long to let the logs dry before building. It was a little longer than I figured, so I had to move the wedding back a little. Thank you for coming to visit.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

mck, So nice to see you today. I have been trying to keep this light and entertaining, while still telling a little of the time period and some of the things they needed to do to survive. We are woefully ignorant about how hard it was to live comfortably back then. Hopefully, I am keeping my little 'history' lesson interesting. Thank you for coming to visit.


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

Becky, your story is moving right along. Rich in detail of every aspect of life in those days, I am impressed with your knowledge, this style of storytelling is perfect for you. Regards, snakeslane


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Hi, Becky, I never knew that chinking a log cabin could be so much fun. Messy, yes, but still fun. What a realistic journal of the times, m'dear. Of course I shall return for the next chapter.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

s'lane, I am so thankful for your encouragement. I love history and the chance to teach people about these times is a joy. I am feeling so thankful for the idea that started this. I could go on forever on this and other directions of life then. Thank you for coming by to visit.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

drbj, of course this would be so fun for the youngsters. Afterwards, you just go jump in the creek to clean up. I have only known a few kids that didn't enjoy an excuse to get dirty. They all seem to jump at the chance. Gload you are enjoying this, and thank you for coming by to visit.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

This a great wonderful story that's told so well. Love it ,will there be more maybe?

You could get this printed, if your interested in Smashwords let me know.

Voted up and awesome, Joyce


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

writer20, yes Joyce, there will be more. I have a specific place that I am taking this and I am hoping to get it all out by the end of the month. I hope you enjoy the trip. I am thinking about publishing when I am done. We shall see if it turns out like I am planning it. Thank you for coming by to visit.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Becky,

The historical detail lends so much depth to this beautiful story.

What a special day to publish as you remember your dear Momma.

Wonderful writing. Voted UP and ABI. Hugs, Maria


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Mar, so nice to see you again today. I have been remembering my mom all day. I miss her so much and really appreciate your accommodation for the interview. I am so happy that you are enjoying this. Thank you for coming by to visit and for the votes.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Becky this story is unfolding beautifully. Every detail of the time period takes us right back there. We are so spoiled today. You have captured the real sense of community and how each relied on the others to get through hard times.

Awesome Becky and a delight to read.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Rosemay, I am so happy that you like this. I love the details of their lives and I end up doing a lot of research to ensure I get them right. I also want to get dates right. I am having a lot of fun doing this but it is taking more time than I figured to get a part done. Started on the next one tonight. Thanks for coming to visit.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

The details are just nostalgic and lovely. You did well to write this from the first person point of view. The change of tense in the description of how the walls were chinked kind of caused a jolt. I was so immersed in the past that it made me aware of the present time. The addition of a new baby is precious in the tale. I am eager to know how Eighteen Mile House is going to play a role in future installments. I love homes like that. Another great job Becky!


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hyphen, I am so glad that you like this. It pretty much has to be first person, Abby will be the consistent person throughout the story. I am trying to make it like reading her diary. Sorry I missed the different tense while writing the chinking part. I will fix all the errors at once so it isn't pending all the time. I hate that to correct one little typo or misspell, it goes into pending for a day. They really need to change that. Eighteen Mile House does play a big part in this so you guessed right. It is a beautiful house. I saw it about 10-1 years ago and the garage wasn't on it. When I went to find a picture of it, it was there. I am amazed that the Historical Society allowed it to be put on. Thank you for coming to read.


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cam8510 4 years ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

I've been waiting on this. Great job. Did I tell you, I am originally from Indiana. Wabash is where my Mom lives. I grew up on a dairy farm near Marion. I am enjoying the story immensely. Thanks for writing.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I understand Becky. That whole Pending hing is a sore spot with me. I want to touch up some Hubs but do not want to put them into limbo land so I am putting it off. A new Hub is well over 24 hours old now and still Pending. The whole thing is messed up. HP needs to realize it is hurting the entire site. Example, if I have some really exciting and trending news why would I write a Hub about it and have it hidden for over 24 hours? I can take it to other places and get immediate views.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

cam, I am so glad you made it over. I am sorry it took so long but I have to do a lot of research on this to make sure my facts are right. That is the problem with writing historical stories. I am working on the next one already. Hope it doesn't take as long. I wrote down a lot of things that I thought might be helpful while I was researching on this. Glad you are enjoying the story.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

The pending thing is driving me nuts. I am going to send them an email about it and see if we can get it taken care of. If you send one also, maybe they will see reason. It should not be pending at all, unless you have had problems with your hubs being sub-standard. To edit it and have it go back to pending is ridiculous. Thanks for coming back.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I am so enjoying this series. I was so thrilled to read about the 18 mile house since I am from that area and know all about it. What a great connection in this story. Voted way up!


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

teaches, I used to live in that area and my husbands family is from there. Somewhere, we have a copy from the register that has Abraham Lincoln's signature on it. Wikipedia said there were rumors and we have proof that he stayed there at least twice and was good friends with the family that ran it. We also have the proof that it was built by the Rittenhouse family. Someday we will find where the originals are and give the copies to the Historical Society, who does not know when it was built or who built it even. I appreciate you coming by to visit


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Interesting. I have heard that story as well on Lincoln. I hope that you do find the proof on the family who built it.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

I have some copies but they want the originals. I have copies of the original land deed and copies of the original register. One of the other relatives has the originals. Also have copies of letters saying they built it and when


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

I waited for the continuation and then my computer broke. So glad I was able to catch up and you did not disappoint me!


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

shiningirisheyes. You didn't even have to do much to catch up. haha. I had to do a lot more research on this one so it took longer to write. So glad you like it. I am already working on the next one. Thank you for coming by to visit.


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cam8510 4 years ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

Holy cow, look at the comments! Next time I do fiction it will be Little Cabin on the Frozen Tundra. People like this historical stuff. haha....You are doing great.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

cam, So nice to see you today. Just remember that I have been here for over a year and I read a lot of people's work. Haha, it helps when you write something. They all come to read yours. I comment on everyone's. I am so happy that you are enjoying this and so happy that you came to visit.


Ghost32 4 years ago

Wow. Where to start with this one?

The log cabin photo. First one I've ever seen that used the flare toward the roots almost down to where the trees came out of the ground. I WANT THAT!

Next, the supply of rocks from the fields. Can I ever relate to that! We had "stoneboats" for a reason.

Chinking...never thought that was so much fun when I was a kid. Not that easy to get right, not as easy as it looks.

And...the more things change, the more they stay the same. Still today, the silly things that people do when they stop at a tavern is just amazing. This triggered a memory of my late uncle Freddie Fiddler, married to my aunt Laura until his passing in 1994. When my first wife (pregnant), first child (age 3) and I moved to Spokane in 1970 so I could take an office job with Aetna Casualty & Surety, we stayed with the Fiddlers for a bit while we hunted for a place to rent.

One day, Freddie took me down to his favorite tavern. A young lady, attractive but desperate and willing to do anything for $5 to buy a bottle of whiskey, made me a proposition which I politely declined.

The "silly" tavern part of it was Freddie gigging me when I did that, endlessly urging me to take the girl up on her offer--and he'd even spot me the $5! I still passed on it, though, partly 'cause it wasn't my style and partly 'cause I figured I couldn't get away with it. He'd tell his wife for sure, and who was to say she wouldn't tell my then-wife?

Voted Up and Across.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hi Fred, that is the first one I have ever seen with that flare also. I really liked it and figured someone else would notice it too. I have heard so much of the rock piles on the edges of the fields that I just had to mention it. I know of one rock house at least that was built with those. Did I mess up on the chinking? I thought it looked like fun and as long as you were careful to get it in all the cracks, it looked like fun. I think alcohol and people will add up to stupidity every time. I have seen it happen too regularly. So happy you enjoyed this one and that you came to visit.


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

The pic and descriptions of the men building the cabin brought to mind what an old sage told me once. 99 out of a 100 people can tear a house down but only 1 in a 100 can build one. The eighteen mile house was great and good to see about Jennifer Anne's birth. You really have a talent for taking one back to those days with your story here Becky.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Alastar, I am so happy you like this. I think people could do more back then. They seemed to do everything and if they couldn't, they had friends or neighbors that could. They had a much better system then. I do not like some of our progress. People have gotten away from connecting with each other in so many ways. Thank you for the compliment and for coming to visit.


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janeAC100909 4 years ago from Brandon, Florida

Becky, forgive me if someone has already asked, but I'm reluctant to read through each comment. :/

How much research would you say you do in writing something like this? I, too, love this historic ties and facts. Randomly google or create from simply reading time to time?


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

janeAC, The main character is an ancestor and I am very familiar with her from the research we have done on the family. I have read a lot and am familiar with a lot of the history and different ways of life. I think the only research that I actually did was to check some of the local history and dates to make sure I got them right. I have a brain like a sponge and I remember things for years. It took me about two hours research on each story part. The rest was already there. It helps to read a lot of different things. I would go to the town and read the town history and take notes on the things that I thought I might use. I need to get back to writing on this. I have been distracted by trying to get things packed. My husband wants to move. Not much time left for writing.


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Hi Becky, I FINALLY was able to Finish your Wonderful Story. This was one Terrific read. You have done such a Beautiful Job, your research certainly paid off. Such different times...Hard times to live in...Not sure I could.

I also Enjoyed reading the Comments that your Hub story has generated. This Hub Story could be a Mini Series...Remember "Little House on the Prairie"?

My Votes of UP, and ALL Across the Board! Stay SANE with the MOVE!


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

b.malin, I am not done with this story. I have had to put it on hold for awhile because I am packing. We will be moving this next week. Hopefully I will get back to it soon. I am so happy that you enjoyed this and thank you for the nice comment. Sanity is not an option at this point in a move. We just found out that we were going to be able to move this last week so it is all rush, rush.


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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Becky, this chapter really gets into the meat of the times with the log cabin building and the shared meals for the workers. Out here in Texas I still see many old log cabins where all that is left is the stone fireplace. Your detail was completely factual on that, for sure. Times where people helped each other and laughed and told stories. This chapter was so enjoyable. While I read, I listened to the Moonlight Sonata from the last chapter. What a wonderful tale you are spinning. One question, (it's my turn to ask) When are we going to see Chapter 4? Eager to read on, friend. It is good to get these things down on the page and you're doing a great job. Very entertaining.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Peg, I have lost all my research for this story when we moved. I am going to have to redo it and get my history timeline in place. I also lost the story feel while I was moving. I will work on it, I promise. Thank you for coming by to visit and kick me into action.


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Lisawilliamsj 3 years ago

This is a beautiful story! I really like the flow, it reads sort of like a diary and is super interesting. I can't wait to read the rest!


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Lisa, This is my first chapter story. My total writing career is on HubPages other than school writing. I am so happy that you like the flow of my fledgling effort at fiction. I am trying to mix tidbits of history, education on how they did things and honest story telling. I am so happy you came by to read my efforts.


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

I thought I had left a message when I originally read this. I love your story. It conveys the history of the time through your wonderful characters. Nice lesson on how cabins were built back then. I didn't know about the 18 mile house here in Ohio. I will have to check it out.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hi suzette, I am so happy that you are enjoying my story. I had to quit writing while we were moving and now I am having to work on getting back my frame of thought on it. I also totally lost the notes I made and am having to research again to find where I am in history. I will get back writing as soon as I figure I can do justice to it. Eighteen Mile house is between Harrison and Cinncinnati, it is a private home now. I hate recommending wikipeddia, but they do have a very well research article on it there. They just do not have a few pieces of the puzzle that I do. (ie: family papers regarding who built it and who owned it with some pages from the register.) Thank you for coming by to visit.


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

You are a historian with original papers and documents on Eighteen Mile house. Thank you, I think I have a good idea where it is. If it's a private home now, I'll just have to look only at the outside lol. Thank so much for the info. Keep writing!


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

No, I am not a historian. My husband was doing his genealogy years ago, and a relative sent him copies of the original papers. One of the register papers confirms that Lincoln did indeed stay there. I might get them scanned and put that in when I get to that point in my story.


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klidstone1970 3 years ago from Niagara Region, Canada

I can hardly wait for more! Bring it on, Becky, bring it on!


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

klidstone, I am working on getting back into this. I moved right after I wrote this chapter and lost all my notes on history and plot when I did. I also got out of the right frame of mind. I am working on the research and regaining the right mindset for writing this period piece. Writer's block hit me bad. Hang in with me and I will get some out when I get it there.


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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Came back by to reread this wonderful historical tale. It brings to mind the difficult times these folks would have experienced without the modern conveniences we enjoy. It was such a simpler time of family and friends who lent a hand when it was needed. You've certainly brought them to life with your story.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hi Peg, I am trying to get back into this story but I am having a difficult time. I appreciate you coming to remind me about it. I am so happy that you liked it and will try to get to writing on it.


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Becky, when I started to read this story - Chapter 1 - I could not stop. So romantic and with historical value. You story sounded so familiar, like the stories of my own relatives down here in South Africa. Absolutely enchanting.

The music you have chosen is beautiful. Moonlight Serenade is one of my very favorites, and not to talk about Für Elise. I can play them all on the piano, but so out of practice I will have to rehearse for hours before I would again be able to play them without any mistakes.

Beautiful story. Making me sad because time has changed; we are living in a different world now.

Looking forward to the next chapter.


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Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Martie, I am so delighted that you liked this. It is a common theme of our families, across time. I have to admit that I have been suffering writer's block and am having a bit of a hard time with it. I am working on it and will get more published when I am happy with it. The voice is just not right at this point. I truly appreciate the comments and the visit.


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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Glad to see this wonderful original story out there today when I glanced at the feed! Loved reading this, Becky


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Becky Katz 2 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Hi Peg, I was going to email you tonight. I am in your State. Good to see you here and hope to see more of you soon.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

So enjoyed this; hope there will be more soon.


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Becky Katz 2 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

I will be working more on this soon hopefully. I really appreciate your visit and lovely comments.


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skye2day 2 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Blessings to you Becky. I enjoyed your story along with the pictures. Your words flow like a stream of fresh water. I kept waiting for a difficult trial or situation to come into the story. I realize you have only started and I like very much. I kept thinking was all of life this easy going for the family, friends and neighbors?

Keep going girl! You have a great story going on. I will be back for more!

My Love, Skye


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Becky Katz 2 years ago from Hereford, AZ Author

Skye, I am so happy you enjoyed this. I have some ideas for some trials, but they are not yet. Thank You for coming by to visit.

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