Thursday, August 03, 2006


A good living history presenter always stays in character, sort of:

Ahem. Dear Readers, I've been told that through using this strange typewriter made of an unusual material, I may transmit my words to the world. I do find that claim to be quite fantastical, but nevertheless, I am always eager to try a new amusement.

Life at Sand Island Lighthouse is enjoyable, but I do so appreciate a holiday now and again. I will be traveling to visit the Aerial Transfer Bridge and Keeper Lederle's family in Duluth this weekend: the steamer leaves tomorrow. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to visit the shops, as well: I'll finally get to see the new hat fashions for 1912. The trip is a bit of a lark, but my husband (the keeper) wishes me to enjoy the brief summer while the ships may still find passage. It is important to him that I enjoy this life and always come back!

I will be taking his hat to the men's milliner for a repair. It is dashing uniform hat, don't you think? He's just hoping no inspector visits the station while I am away with his hat!

If you will be in Duluth this weekend, perhaps we shall see each other near the Canal? I will be bravely facing the gondola ride across with clenched hands and would welcome the company! With best wishes for your health,

Mrs. Luick
July, 1912


clairesgarden said...

what a great job!

Wildside Musing said...

Oh, I've been to Duluth! But it was then April and the ice was just breaking off the lake, fog so dense you could barely see your hand in front of your face -- so I've seen what you might mean by short Summer and go now while you can.

Good job, I was almost back in 1912 with you!

gtr said...

If I did this as a job full time, I'd likely fall over: it can be tiring changing generations like that all the time!

But it IS fun to do on the side now and then when museums request!