DEARBORN, Michigan – Oakwood Common invites the public to attend to a book signing of the Best Dearborn Stories: Voices from Henry Ford’s Hometown – Volume II. The event will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2013 in the Rotunda Room of the Oakwood Common campus, located at 16351 Rotunda Drive in Dearborn.
On hand for the book signing will be seven Oakwood Common residents whose stories are featured in the book. They include Marguerite Doman, Winifred Goeboro, Bunny Hoganson, Ceil Pretty, Sylvia Rock, Stella Rozycki and George Stevens. This is Doman’s second book signing. Her first story was published in book’s first edition published in 2011.
Longtime residents of Dearborn will remember Bunny Hoganson, from her crafts store “Bunny’s Crafts” which was located on Monroe Street, near Outer Drive. Bunny will be celebrating her 100th birthday on May 5, 2013
An excerpt from Bunny’s story reads: “When I was 21, I opened Bunny’s Crafts. It took up an entire block on Monroe between Nowlin and Audette. It had parking for 33 cars. I kept the store open for 37 years. I taught crocheting, knitting, millinery, printing, and tatting. I taught two sessions every day. Every month I would take the train to Chicago on a buying trip. I enjoyed every minute of it.”
George Stevens also has a story in volume II. An excerpt says: “My grandfather owned a dairy farm in Dearborn on which he raised Holstein cows. My grandparents tended the toll gate on Michigan Avenue for 16 years. They collected tickets from people who drove vehicles or rode cattle past the toll gate.”
Books will be available for purchase at Oakwood Common on the day of the Book Signing. Proceeds from the sale of the book, priced at $20 each, benefit the Dearborn Historical Museum. Books can also be purchased at the museum’s gift shop at the McFadden-Ross House, located at 915 Brady Street in Dearborn.
About Oakwood Common
Oakwood Common offers one and two bedroom apartments within a beautiful 29-acre retirement community that includes exquisite landscaping, nature trails and scenic views along the historic Rouge River Gateway in Dearborn. Oakwood Common apartments, available with flexible payment options, offer exceptional amenities for independent living and can be readily customized. Assisted living and a comprehensive rehabilitation and skilled nursing center are also available for those with additional needs. For more information and to arrange tours, call 800-642-4663.