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But since then: I've read (by Kindle) the Barbara Walters memoir...and voila! Photographs. So I was mistaken. And that is one lament about the Kindle that I can let go of. Except for "Girls Like Us"...no photos. Go figure.
Also, speaking of photos, one other one from my Pennsylvania trip. I was close to—but didn't go to—the area called Pine Grove Furnace (now a state park; the "furnace" is because there was once an iron-ore mining operation in those mountains, and a blast furnace; the stone ruins of the furnace are still there. The open pit mine filled up with water a century ago. We swam there as children and told ghost stories about the bodies of men and mules in its depths) Being so close made me google it while I was between events at the college, and in doing so I came up with some photos (attached) of what had once been a grist mill; I used photographs of it in my book "The Silent Boy." After it burned, my grandmother restored it (you can tell, comparing with the old photo of the mill when it was in operation in the 19th century) that the top floor was gone, after the fire) and turned it into a summer home; it was where I spent summer vacations as a child, and where my grandparents were married, and later, my cousin Betty. Now it houses the visitor center of the state park, and the porches I remember have all been removed.
Thank you for being patient with this trip down memory lane.
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