You'd think they could have done a *little* research to come up with the correct year. They could have looked in *one* book (which they most assurredly have) since it's local history.
So I emailed the station and pointed out their error and recommended a couple books they could read. I did get a response from them thanking me for pointing the error out and an admission of it.
[This message edited by Clarrissa at 11:57 AM, May 12th (Sunday)]
All affairs are variations on a theme. No one has 'Beethoven's 5th' to everyone else's 'Chopsticks'.
I'm glad you let them know. You'd think, of all places, a library would be a little more careful with their research.
"That's the thing about pain, it demands to be felt."
Clarissa, I cannot clearly recall, but you may know: was the Home mentioned in And Ladies of the Club? The rope yard was, obviously, and the pillars at the one estate. But I cannot for the life of me remember if the Home was mentioned or if perhaps it was rewritten as a hospital or something. Reading And Ladies of the Club is kind of like reading a map; the detail is so rich. It was fun to eat lunch at the Oasis Cafe with my mom, for example, and know we were in the old lecture hall. I'm thinking the Home was built right at about the time And Ladies of the Club was happening, and it would be astonishing if it didn't make its way into the book because it is one of THE landmarks in town -- all of the others seem to have made it in. I probably need to reread it.
If you're interested, there's a book called A Home Of Their Own by Edward Lantz.