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"THE" big week is almost here!

Fred and I leave for West Virginia Sunday morning, and I am so excited I can hardly sit still, let alone sleep.

Looking forward to having dinner with Lynn and Ron Widmyer on Tuesday. 

I will be presenting my paper on Wednesday, the first day of the academic symposium. I am on a panel with two incredible scholars (who I have had email discussions with for over a year) - Sandra Webber and Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz.

I will be giving my presentation "John Brown and Family Remembered: life after the hanging of John Brown" in the author tent on Friday at 3:00.

I have made arrangements with lots of people to meet with them during the week - distant relations that I have not met yet, relations of raiders and Kansas fighters, authors, historians, actors, friends I have met before and friends that I have not met yet.

Hang on, this is going to be a wild ride!

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