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Washington: Kickstart Us Tonight!

Kickstarter Campaign Quick Facts: April 12 Total Pledged: $3597 51% Funded toward Goal 30 Days to Go Hello Kith and Kin! In case you haven’t opened a newsletter in a little while, we’re 30 days into a 60-day fundraising campaign on Kickstarter. We are finally over the halfway mark, but we still need your support…

It’s Auction Time!

Kickstarter Campaign Quick Facts: April 6 Total Pledged: $3497 49% Funded toward Goal Dear Kith and Kin, It’s Auction Time! I fondly remember the thrill of going to country auctions with our parents. Our car would descend with others onto a field turned into a makeshift parking lot, and we’d swarm toward treasures spilling out…

April Online Auction

Dearest Kith and Kin, The newsletters are coming faster and the fundraising work is pushing harder.  After a feverous start we reached a plateau in donations.  We must all remain confident that this lull will break.  After all, I’ve been discouraging our Washington supporters from giving until our KickOff event on April 12, because those who give at…

Almost Halfway!

Kickstarter Campaign Quick Facts: March 25 Total Pledged: $3217 45% Funded toward Goal Dear Kith and Kin, You probably know that we are running a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to make a high quality studio album; but you may not know that we’ve also been working hard on a beautiful new website to launch that new album once…

Successful Kickstarter Launch!

Kickstarter Campaign Quick Facts: March 19 Total Pledged: $2807 40% Funded toward Goal Dear Kith and Kin, We launched our Kickstarter Campaign five days ago, on March 14, with great success.  When we entered our Kick-Off event two days later, on March 16, you had already donated over $1000 toward our goal!  We had hoped to make 20%…

Five Days to Launch!

Dear Kith and Kin, Good gracious!  Mollie and I have been working exceptionally hard preparing to launch our Kickstarter FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN next weekend with a Kick-Off event in Eugene at Sam Bond’s Garage on March 16th.  We’re working tirelessly on various aspects of the fundraising launch.  We produced a 4-minute video for you, featuring a new recording we made at…

Great Aunt Evelyn’s Maple Syrup

Dear Kith and Kin, In our last newsletter, the Douglas County Mother wrote about Kitchen Klatter, old time radio, and our Great-Aunt Evelyn, “Iowa’s best-known homemaker,” who author Fannie Flagg calls, “a National Treasure.”  We are so proud of our family tree, and were tickled by Aunt Evelyn’s response to our last newsletter, which we pass on…

Something New From the Desk of the Douglas County Mother

From the Desk of the Douglas County Mother, In my last newsletter, I mentioned Kitchen Klatter flavorings in my mom’s sugar cookie recipe. (Did any of you try baking them?) Kitchen Klatter was a company from Shenandoah, Iowa, that made different products for the home such as “Kleaner”, a number of flavorings, a cookbook, a…

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