A Notebook reader in Dayton writes about a sign inside a veterinarian’s office in Sheridan:
“Unattended children will be given expresso and a free kitten.”
The Oct. 4 blizzard that rolled into Sheridan and shut down interstate highways, local schools and the FAB Women’s Conference, is a memory. But the FAB Women’s Conference will roll on.
It’s been rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2, inside the new Edward A. Whitney Academic Center on the campus of Sheridan College.
Some of the particulars:
• Nearly 30 local speakers
• A luncheon with Sarah Calhoun, owner and founder of Red Ants Pants in Montana
• Keynote address at a banquet dinner from Brig. General Kathy Wright along with the presentation of the Woman of the Year Award
Cost is just $65, which includes the full day of workshops and two meals.
Find out more, or register, at thesheridanpress.com/fab.
The film, “Miss Representation,” which was to have part of the FAB Women’s Conference, was shown Monday night at the Carriage House Theater. Some 44 attended the screening. Great discussion was held after the film.
One of the first things the Notebook did was to check in with “sense of place” writer Christina Schmidt of The Sheridan Press. She did some of the heavy lifting for the Dog & Cat Shelter’s Oct. 11 social and fundraiser at the Black Tooth Brewing Company. I wanted to know if I was the raffle winner. Nope.
That honor goes to Luke Morss of Dayton who bought a ticket that day. He wins a couple of Denver Broncos tickets, some Bronco “gear” to wear at the game, and a $250 gift card.
Dept. of incidental information…….
• A first edition of “Gone with the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell, inscribed and said to have been the fastest-ever selling novel ever in the history of American publisher, retails for $20,000. At Bauman Rare Books in New York City. It sold 50,000 copies a day upon its release in 1936 and won Mitchell the Pulitzer Prize for literature.
• President John F, Kennedy’s “Profiles in Courage,” published in 1956 and also a Pulitzer winner, is also for sale and will set you back $11,000.
St. Louis’ Cardinals defeated Boston’s Red Sox in the 1946 World Series, four games to three. Things have gotten pricier at the old ball yard. To wit:
• Tickets: $1.20 to $6.25 then; now, $110, to $1,040
• Hot dog and a beer: then, 50 cents; now, $10.25
• Winning player’s bonus: In 1946, $3,742.34; this year, $377,002.64 (est.)
• The championship rings: Then, players expected to buy for $100. Today, they’ll cost more than $10,000.