Monday, August 24, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

No Fragrance in the Picture

No Fragrance in the Picture 

The fragrance from these purple sage bushes is incredible.
Too bad one can't smell a photo.
(Leucophyllum frutescens)

They say rain is in the forecast when they bloom.
Who really knows.
All I know is bees and butterflies abound when the purple shows its face.








Traveling to New Mexico

Traveling to New Mexico

It's time to share some Yellowstone Chip and Mattie Culver
News with New Mexico

I just can't wait to get to there
and Bookworks Albuquerque

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
7:00 pm


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Peregrine Book Company

Peregrine Book Company

I'm excited to talk about Mattie Shipley Culver
and
Yellowstone Chip Samuell

Join me in Prescott, Arizona at the Peregrine Book Company
219A North Cortez Street
on Saturday August 15th at 3:00 pm

The books are
Mattie, A Woman's Journey West
Singing in the Saddle, The Life and Times of Yellowstone Chip



Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hill's Manual of Social and Business Forms

Hill's Manual of Social and Business Forms

Hill's Manual of Social and Business Forms was given to me by my aunt Isabella.
She understood I loved books and history and this was both

Years later, while researching the life of Mattie Shipley Culver
I knew it was more than coincidence that I should have this old book.
I also acquired Mattie's autograph book,
a home source that led me to her life,
it showed an autograph that mirrored one of Hill's drawings.

I don't believe in coincidence.
Below is a page from Mattie Shipley Culver's autograph book.


This is a page from the Hill Manual.


I use the Hill Manual in presentations about Mattie Culver.
It was never in the best condition and over time the binding and pages were giving it up.

But I found Mark Andersson (Tucson) of Panther Peak Bindery.
He is an artist. He took this precious book and brought it back to life.

Here is the cover after restoration.