8/10/2012 Getting ready

I just ordered my lederhosen shorts and suspenders, my lederhosen socks and a hat to match. What a sight! Plus music like what’s in the album on the left and a German flag. Now all we need is for the book to roll off the presses and for you to show up at my release party from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Feasting Fox, 4200 S. Grand in South St. Louis.

Published by Jim Merkel

Reedy Press published four of my books, Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, 2010; Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans, 2012; The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and the Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch; and the Second Edition of Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, 2014. They're available in bookstores and online. For an autographed copy, send a check for $21.50 made out to Jim Merkel, to Jim Merkel, 4216 Osceola St., St. Louis, MO 63116.

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