9/10/2012 A High Note for a Friend With Six Days to Go

With just six days to go until the release-signing party, it’s time to blow the horn for my friend Linda Gurney of Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans. She’s been promoting my party with almost as much gusto as she plays the piano and clarinet as a professional musician.

And why not? Linda, whose maiden name is the very German-sounding Seiferth poured just as much enthusiasm into the pursuit of her past. She’s one of four area residents who are studying their German ancestry who are profiled in a piece that appears on page 203. The picture of the Neslage sisters at right, which appears with the article, shows a few of her ancestors.

You’ll meet Linda if you come to the release-signing party from 2-5 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 16, at Al Smith’s Feasting Fox Restaurant, 4200 S. Grand Blvd., 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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