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Ann Kathleen Otto

Yours In A Hurry

Blog posts : "women`s history"

Aviatrices of the Silver Screen

April 27, 2017

Actors in the silent era appeared in aeroplanes, but pioneer aviators Harriet Quimby and Blanche Stuart Scott were both actors and script writers. Once the public saw photos of them flying, it didn’t take the movie makers long to discover that they could draw crowds by appearing on film or writing…

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Reading Rooftops

March 12, 2017

Here’s a trivia question: Why did people read rooftops in the early 1900's?

I  recently asked some of my readers for stories relating to Yours in a Hurry. Shirley Riemenschneider of the Rootstown Ohio History Society replied that she recently came upon a story about New Milford, now an unincorp…

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Depression and Loss

December 30, 2016

"Purl saw a light in the parlor and entered. Anna was sitting on the sofa, motionless. Only a flicker from the oil lamp lighted the room. I can't go to the reunion today," she said. He looked down at her and placed his hands in his pockets, helpless that she should be so sad. So little had changed s…

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Masterful Storytelling

July 7, 2016

In an earlier blog on progressive women of the early 1900's I mentioned Clara Wolcott Driscoll, artist with the Tiffany Studios in New York. Yours in a Hurry takes place in the same period. Since then I've gotten to know Clara's ancestor, Linda Alexander who is well-known in Northeast Ohio for her m…

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