Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Long Lake, The Pioneers-March 1833


Jeremiah Plumley(First white child born in Long Lake)

Joel Plumleyand his six-year old son, John, build their cabin at the south end of Long Lake

After felling the trees, Joel once again harnessed the oxen to snake the logs. He began construction with the dried logs they had cut in the fall. These created the walls and pole rafters. Joel had second thoughts about bringing little John with him, but he was glad he did when it came to setting the rafters.Next, Joel sliced the hemlock and spruce bark to construct the roof. He had two children and another on the way, so he built two floors. The lower floor was one large room with a stone fireplace at the south end. He put the master bedroom downstairs and the children’s bedroom upstairs in the loft, accesible by climbing a crude pine ladder. As Joel secured the door and finished cleaning up the cabin entrance, John scampered about gathering up the shavings.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Joyful Happenings

Being busy getting ready for several booksignings between now and Christmas. I will be at Handley Library on Wednesday night at 7:00PM to do an author event. On December 1, I will be at the Winchester Book Gallery, 11:00-1:00  and the 8th at the House of Lights in Berryville, 3:00-5:00. I will also set up in the Apple Blossom Mall and Martinsburg Mall on a weekend before Christmas.

What a wonderful life I have and I am so grateful for it all. Never in million years would I have thought that I would be an author of an exciting book that is becoming more and more popular.

I am also busy writing my novel about the pioneers of a little settlement in the Adirondacks. I will put excerpts of that on here as I get closer to the finish date. Whether you are from that area or not, the novel will tell a story of its own that most people will find interesting and exciting.