Author Archives: Penny Colman

Author Questions and Answers

FYI: Here is the list of questions my editor asked me to answer as new bonus material in the August 2015 reissue of “Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts: A History of Burial.” For me, it is easier to write about anything … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony’s advice to delegates at the 1895 National American Woman Suffrage Association Convention in Atlanta, Georgia: “Now, don’t all of you come to me to tell me how glad you are that I have worked for fifty years, … Continue reading

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On Dealing with Death

Just got a heads up from a friend that the reissue of my book Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts: A History of Burial in a trade paperback edition with a new cover and bonus material, including a Q & A and … Continue reading

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Wildlife Galore

Jarred out of deep-writing-thinking by a cross between growls and bleats in my backyard I looked out the window–3 fawn skittering around, complaining about being caught in a downpour. I took the photo during a recent walk in my neighborhood … Continue reading

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Women’s World Cup

Excited about watching the Women’s World Cup Final tonight and thinking about historic women athletes, in particular Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias, voted Woman Athlete & 9th Greatest Athlete of the 20th Century by AP. “She is beyond all belief until … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony Crashed the All-Male July 4th, 1876 Celebration

A lot of hoopla was held leading up to the Centennial 4th of July in 1876, none of it honoring women’s contributions, or even including women as participants.  So, Susan B. Anthony finagled five tickets to the all-male main event … Continue reading

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Orphan Fawns

“Bring a camera,” Linda whispered from the back porch. I did, and there they were–the orphans–eating my garden–sigh! Printing copies to send to various grandchildren at camp, including Sophie who, six years ago when the deer first appeared, sympathetically dubbed … Continue reading

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14th Amendment

Very cool!: I’ve been immersed in the 14th Amendment re my current book project so very cool to read this in Justice Kennedy’s majority decision in favor of same-sex couple’s right to marry: “under the Due Process and Equal Protection … Continue reading

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Fabulous Experience

Fabulous experience yesterday taking granddaughter Sophie and the other terrific girls, members of Girl Scout troop 3700, to visit some New York City women’s history site. My daughter-in-law Katrin de Haen took wonderful photos. From left to right:  the display … Continue reading

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It Rained!

Two bummed-out looking twins whose grandmother and daddy didn’t pay close attention to the weather and got caught in a torrential rainstorm a long walk away from home!

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