Lily Dale is open to the public all year round. To hear Jim's interview with Joe Nickell about Lily Dale, click below. Thanks to my friend Ken Meyer for the audio engineering. And thanks to Joe Nickell for his fascinating story and insights.
I just came across an article in USA Today that the "Moodies" are beginning a tour soon. I hope they make a packet. For tour dates, go here. You can listen to my appreciation of their song "Nights in White Satin" below.
You can buy this Literary Location sticker for $5.95 cheap, including shipping, here, and I will pop it in the mail today. It is drawn by Isabella Bannerman and designed by Kanad Banerjee.
William Shakespeare’s Literary Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
New Place, the second largest home in Stratford, was sold to the greatest writer in the English language in 1597. He died there in 1616. Stratford was also the Bard’s birthplace. A later owner, annoyed at the number of people visiting the house, had it torn down. He was run out of town.
The blower is what makes a Broil-Air unique, and as the company's former President David Newcomb told me, they are virtually indestructible.
Buffalo Forge Company, as you can guess by the name, made equipment for blacksmiths. The Broil-Air is really just a redesign of a forge they built for blacksmiths. It can get the fire hot enough to melt steel, if you wanted it to. So getting your charcoal cherry red in a hurry is not a problem. This is the blower from Adam Gibson's new find. It looks like it's practically new. The wood handle is in excellent shape, too.