9/14/2012 Just two days to go? Better get ready

a href=”https://stlouisgermans.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/deadline2.jpg”>Just two days until the release-signing party for Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Al Smith’s Feasting Fox Restaurant, 4200 S. Grand Blvd. I know what that means. Time to stop Verzögerung (delaying).

I took off work today so I could practice my readings, buy last-minute decorations and finish off my to-do list. It was rush-rush-rush from daybreak to midnight. (More or less).

And you? How are you responding? Have you cleared your schedule for Sunday afternoon? Are you in the German mood yet? Do you have your $21.50, cash or check, for a copy I’ll personally inscribe? The moment will come, and you won’t be ready. It’ll be zu spät, too late. This kind of release-signing party only comes once in a lifetime.

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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