Charles (1858-1939) and Elaine Goodale (1863-1953) Eastman lived with their six children at Lodestone from 1911 to 1919, the period in which Charles published nine of his eleven books and Elaine published three of her seven books. Charles was born…

"Having lived here the years that are my best,
I call it home. I am content to stay.
I have no bird's desire to fly away.
I envy neither north, east, south, nor west."
-Robert Francis   Life
Robert Churchill Francis was an American poet and essayist,…

"And half the fun of nearly everything, you know, is thinking about it beforehand, or afterward" - Howard Garis, Uncle Wiggily's Story Book, 1921    Life Howard Roger Garis was born on April 25, 1873 in Binghamton, New York. Howard's family moved to…

“All uncleanness seems washed clean in its lonely stretches; the life-giving sun and ardent air must still bring singular joy, the eager morning breeze, the opalescent distance, the plaintive evening sky all will continue to tell an exquisite if…

“A slavish concern for the composition of words is the sign of a bankrupt intellect. Be gone, odious wasp! You smell of decayed syllables.” - Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth Life Juster was born on June 2, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended…

"Every possible reezon that could ever be offered for altering the spelling of wurds, still exists in full force; and if a gradual reform should not be made in our language, it wil proov that we are less under the influence of reezon than our…

"Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so."- Ray Stannard Baker Life Ray Stannard Baker was born on April 17, 1870, in Lansing Michigan. Baker grew up in the Great Lakes State and in 1889 attended the…