Watch us on Paula Sands Live Thursday!

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We will be on the Paula Sands Live Show, KWQC-TV Davenport, Iowa this Thursday September 27th at 3 PM. We will share our adventure getting Grandma Effie’s Great Depression Diary printed, pictures, and more.  Hope you can tune in!

Mike Martin

Jane Reinhardt-Martin

Bill Wundram finds diary interesting

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Bill Wundram, ledandary writer of the Quad City Times, came to our neighborhood swap party yesterday to check out our event. While he was here, he noticed our new book. Bill found it fancinating — so maybe he’ll do a story on it! Check out the great photos below!

Bill Wundram & I reading the diary

Barb, Bill, and me

Hog Days Successful!

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The Kewanee Historical Society did a great job discussing our book with visitors over Labor Day weekend. All in all, we had over 40 book sales in the first week our book has been out.

Again, we encourage all to visit Kewanee’s wonderful museum. If you purchase our book at the museum, 1/2 of the proceeds go back to supporting their effort.

Mike Martin & Jane Reinhardt-Martin

Rain, Rain, Rain!!

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We braved the rain yesterday during “Hog Days”, and so did many folks that came out to purchase our book. We sold 15 books, and had many wonderful conversations with folks from Kewanee, Princeton, Bishop Hill, and many other places. Books are still available at the Kewanee Historical Society Museum during this Labor Day Weekend. If you purchase a book from the Historical Society, 50% of the proceeds will go back to the museum. And make sure you spend some time at the Museum — the directors have done a fine job of preserving Kewanee History.

Jane Reinhardt-Martin

Mike Martin