Do you know about the Orphan Train? Perhaps you've read Finn's blog, Riding the Orphan Train. If you aren't familiar with either the history of the Orphan Train or Finn's Orphan Train blog, take a moment to jump over HERE and read this blog post--it will give you a basic background on both. Then come back.
Did you read it? Then you know what the Orphan Train was.
When her grandmother passed away in 1991, Ann Lemke discovered Marjorie's autobiography tucked away in a cupboard amid her diaries and photo albums. The book They Named Me Marjorie was written by Ann based on her grandmother's posthumously discovered writings. It tells the story of an orphan named Mary and the difficulties she faced and overcame along her journey to adulthood. Mary was a rider on the Orphan Train.
I love to learn and I love history. As an adult who was adopted as a child, the idea of the Orphan Train interested me, and I asked that the book be passed on to me. Now it's my turn to pass it along to someone else. Are you interested? If so, you can read a little bit about how this book is making the rounds of Blogland HERE. The ladies who began circulating the book ask only that you post about it on your blog so they can track its progress. Eventually, Carol E. would like the book to make its way back to her, so if it comes your way, please let her know you have it and where it will go next. Please email me or leave a comment if you would like to be added to the list of potential readers.