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Thanks, Minnie Kehoe!

It’s primary day in Maryland! When I went to vote this morning, I had Minnie Kehoe on my mind. When I exited the polls, I said out loud, “Thanks, Minnie!” The polling clerk (a man) looked at me and smiled. I’m sure he didn’t know what the hell I was […]

More St. Michael’s Stories

Right now, I’m in Chipley, Florida, staying with my excellent and gracious friend Pam and her family, in a historic old home where Emmett and his family members had certainly visited from time to time. There’s a photo of Emmett’s father, Dr. Wilson, posed in front of this house in […]

Stories from St. Michael’s

I’ve been in Pensacola since Sunday night, and it has been nonstop research heaven. It has been a great trip so far; I’ve found a lot of new information, made new friends, and I feel a lot more confident about how this project is coming along. When you work alone […]

You Go, Girl

In honor of Minnie Kehoe and Minnie Neal, two strong women I’ve uncovered in Emmett Wilson’s biography, I want to see this movie. It is due out in October. The link to the movie trailer is here. Of course, no one alive is around to vet the details in this […]

Coveted Artifacts

Yesterday, a colleague told me that she had seen an actual notary public stamp belonging to Emmett Wilson on a legal document dating from 1905! She told me it was quite unique; Emmett’s name is part of the official stamp itself. This made me wonder what ever became of the […]

Minnie Kehoe, Femtor Extraordinaire

Readers, I must admit, I have great admiration for one of the femtors (female mentors) in Emmett Wilson’s life: Minnie Eloise Kehoe. I’ve mentioned her before in an earlier post. When I think about Minnie, I’m struck and awed by what she was able to achieve during her lifetime — […]