The Cornflake King and Handmade Lace – Part 5

It has been quite some time since I wrote (or thought deeply) about the Cornflake King. Can we get this thing settled, once and for all? Let’s just see. The inspiration for the book I am writing, reflecting on, researching just now, is touched by these three already-written books. Nothing to do with Kate at all, really. At least, not yet. I’ve finally finished them all, or pretty nearly. They are quite different… they are not all suitable for the same audiences, though they are all suitable for me…three books: The Cornflake King, by Edwin Britt Wyckoff. Starvation Heights, by Gregg Olsen. Utopias on Puget Sound, by Charles Pierce Lewarne (either the father of my daughter’s history teacher, or my daughter’s history teacher. I always forget). They are connected by the strangest of threads, embroidered together in my thought processes by these things: the settlement of the Kitsap Peninsula, and descriptions of Burley (none in the Cornflake King himself, but wait!) ; theosophists (Utopias, and Kate’s own stepmother, and the main cracked character in Starvation Heights, and many folks who followed Dr. Kellogg’s cures; and )… oh, forget it.  Now I have to go do some art to show all these connections. Even if it’s simply a Venn diagram. I’ll get back to you.


About vst3in

I am a writer, avid reader, birder, food preserver, and retired school library lady. I love colors and textures looking for them in the world around me. I'm working on a historical novel and reading lots of books for young people. I'm working to stay strong into my senior years, and I sail with my husband. This blog contains thoughts about all these things.
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