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5 things happening with my Women of Route 66 project

Five things that are happening with my Women of Route 66 project: Thing #1: On March 7, I gave my new program, "Dreams, Designs, and Dastardly Deeds:  the Women of Missouri Route 66," at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis. Wish you could have all been there! Some of the stories I shared were:  Julia Chaney, cook/owner/operator at Red's Giant Hamburg; Mayme Ousley, four-term mayor of St. James; outlaws Bonnie Parker and Blanche Barrow; and the women of the Boots, Wagon Wheel, and Munger Moss motels. I hope to have a couple more bookings of this program to announce soon. Thing #2: Watch for an article on some of the Missouri 66 women in the summer issue of Show Me Route 66 , the excellent quarterly publication of the  Route 66 Association of Missouri . Thing #3: My column in the next issue of the Buzz will be about the Mansholt family--particularly the women--and their hotels in Litchfield, Illinois. The Mansholts, now well into their second generation i