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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Little Bighorn

Today is the anniversary of Custer's Last Fight--June 25, 1876. (I think D.K. Clark is at the battleground as I write. I am so envious.) I was so involved in my hectic life, I nearly forgot. This is the perfect time to remind you to read A Road We Do Not Know, by my friend, Fred Chiaventone. If my books weren't packed up from the move, I would read it now.

Fred was also a "talking head" on Bloody Dawn which aired on PBS last night. Based on Tom's book by that name, this excellent movie was producedKen Spurgeon and Lone Chimney Films. Joe Houts, another expert featured in the film, called me today from St. Joseph, Missouri. He said he had received lots of calls from folks who had seen it and been impressed. The DVD can be ordered at www.lonechimneyfilms.org. Oh, and the narrator is Buck Taylor. 'Nuff said!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Cousin Dixie Lee Jackson

"Don't make me use my rolling pin!"

Cousin Dixie Lee Jackson is performing at the Topeka Performing Arts Center on Friday night at 7:30. Tickets are only $15 each and this is a fundraiser for Let's Help and the Topeka Rescue Mission. Y'all Come! And click on the link to Dixie Lee's blog.

So much going on these days it's hard to keep up! The biggy--don't miss Territorial Days at Lecompton, Kansas, this weekend. This is such a well-done event and a chance to explore historic Lecompton.

Also, tomorrow night, June 24, the documentary Bloody Dawn by our good friend, Ken Spurgeon, airs on PBS. Be sure and catch it! Also, I've lost weight since then!

On the air at www.RadioRichandFriends.com in just a few minutes.

Photo of Dixie Lee Jackson by Doug Ruth/TopekaTonight.com