A photo postcard of the new classrooms. “Lowrie Hall,” named for the Rev. Walter Macon Lowrie, a Presbyterian missionary who perished at the hands of Chinese pirates, is the second building on the left, just uphill from Mills Memorial. The latter building, in the foreground on the left, was named to honor Samuel John Mills, a Congregational missionary who did missionary work in the Mississippi valley and later among the poor in New York City. While returning in 1818 from a journey to West Africa, where he had been sent by the America Colonization Society to locate a site for the repatriation of freed African-American slaves, Mills died at sea at the age of 35.
The Dark Side of Silas Paine and Other Stories of Silver Bay is now available via Amazon.com. There’s also a copy in the Silver Bay Library (Thank you, Carol Kanis!) but if you can’t get there, Amazon is just a click away. The early reviews have been gratifying, and I thank all my readers, especially those in Sweden, England and Japan, who give the book an international following.
An unexpected plug. Thank you, Rev. Dr. Joanne Bond!
Jeremy Butler discovered these images from New York City’s Horace Mann School’s yearbook in 1910 and ’11. His grandmother, Sophie White Wells, is in the back row, far right. The images are from College Day, when each school’s delegation performed a skit or songs for the other YWCA Conference attendees, on the lawn in front of the Inn. Jeremy adds, “Both my grandmother’s and grandfather’s families were heavily involved with the YMCA and YWCA in the early 20th century. In fact, my grandfather, F. C. Wells, went to Beijing as a representative of the YMCA in 1911.” Thank you, Jeremy!
The Dark Side of Silas Paine, 200 pages of Silver Bay stories & images, sold like hot cakes at the Lutheran Summer Conference, especially after the plug by Chip Devenger, and a small supply has been accepted on consignment at the Gift Shop in the Inn.
If you’re not at Silver Bay, you can mail a check for $14.50, which sum includes mailer & postage, to Kihm Winship, 8 E. Austin St., Skaneateles, NY 13152, and your copy go out in the mail. You can also pay via Paypal, to email@example.com; be sure to include your mailing address.
Every copy comes with a complementary/complimentary bookmark from Jamie Jordan at the Paperweight Design Studio of Jacksonville, Florida, a crackerjack index by Laurie Winship, and a softcover designed by Kristina Henson.