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Boring Furniture pedestal ‘beautiful, well made piece’: Linked in to history, 12/21/12

Amy Monahan lives in New York, N.Y. But she’s touched by York, Pa. ‘My elderly auntie Lou recently died at the age of 94,’ she wrote. ‘While cleaning her furniture, I unscrewed the pedestal from a small tea table. This label was revealed! It is a beautiful, well made piece. Kindly forward to Miss Sarann.’ That’s family member Sarann Boring of the long-closed Boring Furniture of North York. People like to learn about York County’s many furniture makers, past and present. Also of interest: Family member would like Boring Furniture Co. of North York, Pa., to be remembered.

Neat stuff from all over … .

Well, this might be so neat. I’ve been in New Haven, Conn., helping in the coverage of the terrible shooting at Newtown.

So I’ve missed posting in this blog for the first time since its early days in 2005. I missed some early, on but I’ve been doing this every day since then. It’s a rite of morning. If I don’t write here, something seems to be missing in the day.

This assignment also means that I’m missing a book signing tonight at Irvin’s Books on White Street. Scott Mingus, my “Civil War Voices” coauthor, will be there so you’ll get to meet the better half of the two of us. Scott will be there from 5-7 p.m.

But if you bring your book by the York Daily Record/Sunday News between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday (Christmas Eve), I’ll be glad to sign it.