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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Some of My Favorite People

More proof that Sherlockians, some of the my favorite people, are among the most fun:

Ann and I had a wonderful time over the weekend at the annual Masters Dinner of the Stormy Petrels of Maumee Bay in Toledo. I was the keynote speaker, talking on "Sherlock Holmes, For Crown and Country: The Great Detective in Public Service."

Other hijinks of the evening included an "Unmasking," in which costumed members of the Petrels threw out clues and challenged other members to guess which Canonical characters they represented. The venerable Italian priest was fairly easy - there is only one in the Canon! (See "The Final Problem.")

Long-time member Jim O'Keefe was honored as "Stormy Petrel of the Year" - in part because he comes all the way from Detroit for the monthly meetings!

We hope to join these new friends again on March 14 when they go to The Valentine Theatre in Toledo to watch “The Hound of the Baskervilles.” The director of the play, the stage manager, and two of the actors are Stormy Petrels. And tickets are only $20 each!

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