IRON RIVER—Hometown Memories Publishing Co. of North Cariolina intends to save a big slice of local history before it’s lost forever and is asking local citizens to submit stories about the past for possible publication in a book.
Karen Garvey, senior editor at Hometown Memories Publishing, is asking anyone over 60 with yarns about the “good old days” in the U.P. to write them down and mail them to her for possible publication in the book. The hardcover coffee table book will contain tales of bygone years from people who actually lived them.
Especially wanted for the book are stories that involve humor, odd, unusual, frightening or mysterious events, romance stories (“How I Met My Spouse”), local myths and legends and ghost tales. The deadline for story submission is April 30.
Garvey is offering a $250 award for the most appealing story. There will also be three $100 runner-up awards and a cash award for best picture.
“I’m not looking for genealogy,” says Garvey. “What we want to save are true stories about things that once were commonplace but are virtually unknown to today’s generation.”
Garvey requests that anyone interested in submitting material for the book phone her toll free, at 877-491-8802 for instructions or visit the web site at www.hometownmemoriesonline.com.