Monday, June 7, 2021

19th Century Commuting Part II by Kimberly Grist


Photos from Stagecoach (1939), directed by John Ford. The movie that made John Wayne a star.

According to an 1877 Omaha Herald article, there was a stagecoach code of etiquette and a few warnings. Here are a few:
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“In very cold weather, abstain entirely from liquor while on the road; a man will freeze twice as quick while under its influence.” 
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"When the driver asks you to get out and walk, do it without grumbling.”

“If a team runs away, sit still and take your chances; if you jump, nine times out of ten, you will be hurt."

Doubling for John Wayne, Yakima Canutt is shown in one of his most famous stunts. 

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“Never attempt to fire a gun or pistol while on the road; it may frighten the team and the careless handling and cocking of the weapon makes nervous people nervous."
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"Don't discuss politics or religion nor point out places on the road where horrible murders have been committed if delicate women are among the passengers."

New Release - A Baker For Bear is book six of the Mail-Order Mama Series, where brides travel by stagecoach in answer to an ad, unaware that a well-meaning family member or friend has initiated the connection instead of the groom

Available to read for Free on Kindle Unlimited

A debutante with a stammer, a compulsive widowed blacksmith with two young daughters. Will they find a way to coexist or even better, forge a romantic partnership?

Ada Pike longs to leave the life of a socialite and use her skills as a baker to love and nurture a family. A move to the country will perfectly suit her first steps into life on her own.  

Barrett Montgomery rejects the idea of a mail-order bride. What he needs is a housekeeper- someone he can fire if things don't work out the way he likes. Can a matchmaking agency work miracles to bring two people with opposing goals together? Will they find a way to coexist or even better, forge a romantic partnership?   

About Kimberly Grist:

Kim has enjoyed writing since she was a young girl. However, she began writing her first novel in 2017, "
I wear so many hats working inside and outside the home. I work hard, try harder, and then begin again the next day. Despite my best efforts, sometimes life just stinks. Bad things happen. I need and want an outlet, an opportunity to relax and escape to a place where obstacles are met and overcome." 
Fans of historical romance set in the late 19th -century will enjoy stories combining, History, Humor, and Romance, emphasizing Faith, Friends, and Good Clean Fun. 

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