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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

"Two Men of Note" Upon Our Tree

The newest ornament on our Christmas tree this year was handcrafted out of wood by our dear friend, Carolyn Senter. Drawing her inspiration from the first line of Vincent Starrett's "221B" -- namely "Here dwell together still two men of note" -- it features the profile of the immortal duo of Sherlockk Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson.

Carolyn has been selling her amazing crafts and donating the proceeds to projects in honor of her husband, Joel, who passed beyond the Reichenbach in June of last year. Most  important of these is an essay contest in his name, sponsored by the Beacon Society, to keep green the memory of the Master -- and Joel -- among young people. Read about it here.

All of Carolyn's worked is signed by "the Grice Patterson," the name under which she and Joel were invested in the Nashville Scholars of the Three-Pipe Problem. "The singular adventures of the Grice Patersons in the island of Uffa" is one of the intriguingly untold tales of Sherlock Holmes.