Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Yosemite Writers Conference

I was fortunate to participate in a web marketing panel at the Yosemite Writers Conference on August 26. The 2006 Yosemite Writers Conference was held August 24-27, 2006 at Tenaya Lodge near the south entrance to Yosemite National Park. It was a great conference and rather than try to tell you about it, please read about it on the blogs of two terrific writers I met there. While I may call this a blog, it's more of a journal of things related to WebforAuthors or things I find interesting. However, these writers have real blogs!


Click on "pods and blogs" at the top and then look for links to Yosemite.

Read and enjoy, it was a great conference.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Elberton Star - Friday March 6, 1936

While looking through an old hometown newspaper I noticed this ad, which struck me as quaint and a bit creepy. Think about it, would you accept ambulance service from a funeral director? Just where do you think they want to take you? And it's a department store too? Sounds like the plot from a scary movie!

Actually this was not unusual. In 1936, and up until the 1960-70's, ambulance service was often offered by funeral homes. At least this was true in small town America....

Ad from March 6, 1936 newspaper:

Free Ambulance Service
Day or Night
Funeral Directors - Embalmers
Phones: Day 39; Night 133 and 198
Elberton Dept. Store
T M Maxwell, CP Furcon, JH Sayer