Publisher’s Notebook: Good reading via Museum

Late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel had a story about the couple in Connecticut who may have the longest recorded marriage in the U.S.

“They got married Nov. 25, 1932. They said the secret to their long-lasting marriage is love, compromise and the fact that neither of them has been able to hear a word the other one has said in more than 30 years.”

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Good reading in the current edition of The Log, the newsletter of the Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum.

Nathan Doerr, director/curator, and Judy Musgrave lend their considerable talents to its publishing.

Much of the current issue is devoted to artist E.W. (Bill) Gollings. A statue and memorial was unveiled outside the museum last November. Gollings has been a core figure in Sheridan’s history. The Log features photos, diary entries and his obituary that was published in The Sheridan Press, April 17, 1932. Gollings was just 54 when he passed at the Western Hotel.

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Coming Saturday in your issue of The Sheridan Press……..

We’re publishing a special 10-page broadsheet section to celebrate the new Big Horn Heart Center, new Cardiac Catheterization Lab that has opened, and the Heart Health Fair that is scheduled for Feb. 26.

Good stories, features, photos, commentary from the health care professionals at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Many thanks to SMH’s Danae Brandjord, director of marketing, for her partnership in making this special endeavor happen.

It’s a “keeper,” look for it Saturday in the Press.

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Dept. of incidental info…….

  • The last time the federal government changed the physical size of its bank notes, aka “paper money,” was in 1928. About an inch was shaved off the length of the notes, and about a half-inch was reduced from the width. The denomination of $1 to $100 are the same we’re familiar with today. However, the Treasury issued larger denominations which aren’t in circulation: ($500, President William McKinley), ($1,000, President Grover Cleveland), ($10,000, Salmon P. Chase).
  • Three presidents did not use a Bible when taking the oath of office. John Quincy Adams chose instead a volume of law; Theodore Roosevelt used no book or Bible at his 1901 inauguration, and Lyndon Johnson used John Kennedy’s Roman Catholic Missal during his swearing-in aboard Air Force One following Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

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1-800-Metaphor Overload

“I don’t think we should wait until the other shoe drops. History has already shown that is likely to happen. The ball has been down this court before and I can see already the light at the end of the tunnel.”

—  Detroit News

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