Monthly Archives: February 2016

Who Was Robert Henry Ricks? (1839-1920)

I photographed this plaque on a recent tour of Rocky Mount Mills. Robert Henry Ricks’ name is mentioned in an earlier post I’ve written about T. H. Battle – A Family Leaves a Legacy. I want to tell you more about … Continue reading

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Is There Another ‘Ricks Hotel’ In Our Future – Part 2

Beyond the architectural splendor, interiors, appointments and room comfort, the heart of a hotel must surely be the people who create, staff, and visit from inception to closing. It is their memories that live on after the hotel is gone. … Continue reading

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Remembering The Ricks Hotel – Part 1

Like a ‘lady of the night’ I am here to lure you into the world of hotels, hoping to catch your imagination. If I could take money from you for the pleasure of these ramblings, I would. You see, I … Continue reading

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Have You Weighed In On This Idea? Reposting: ‘Adopt’ A Storefront on Main Street

In writing a second novel, Facing East, the house where I grew up in Evanston, IL. plays a part. The main character, Katherine White, wonders if a house retains the collective memories of those who have lived there. What do … Continue reading

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