Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Banshee of Brewster Mansion

by Connie Mroczkowski for Porch Stories™ Ghost Tour 2009, Hudson, Ohio Welcome to Brewster Mansion, where late at night a man working alone in his basement office heard the thump, thump, thump of footsteps treading across the floorboards of the … Continue reading

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The Harlot of Hudson

 by Constance Mroczkowski for Porch Stories™ Summer Tour 2010, Hudson, Ohio ~ She was about as hard a character as ever disgraced a town, and it was hoped that Hudson was well rid of her.  That’s what our town newspaper, … Continue reading

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A Gentleman of Color

 by Constance Mroczkowski for Porch Stories™ Summer Tour 2009, Hudson, Ohio I, Seth Bridgman, recite this eulogy in honor of Mr. William Branch, unarguably one of Hudson’s most charismatic residents and my dear friend.  Although schooled by life on a … Continue reading

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Nickshaw’s Hoedown

 by Constance Mroczkowski for Porch Stories™ Ghost Tour 2009, Hudson, Ohio On a crisp December eve, 1806, in the light of a cold winter moon, evil stained Hudson’s heritage with blood spilled in a tale of fear, hatred and revenge … Continue reading

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Murder in a Sleepy Village

 by Kathleen Franks I found it tucked between the old volumes. A small booklet, obviously homemade, not more than an inch thick. “My Stories,” by Ellen Ryan. It didn’t look very old. I looked for the date of publication on … Continue reading

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“Crow”

 by Kathleen Franks for Porch Stories™ Ghost Tour 2009, Hudson, Ohio Halloween and bad luck have always walked hand-in-hand. But in the year 1913, the two of them ran amok in Hudson. My twin daughters, Lily and Lacy, were opposite … Continue reading

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A Man of Orbital Precision

by Kathleen Franks for Porch Stories™ Summer Tour 2008, Hudson, Ohio Since none of you knew my grandfather, Elias Loomis, I have been plucked from the year 1890, to be here with you today, on this porch, in your town, … Continue reading

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It Takes A Woman

by Kathleen Franks for Porch Stories™ Summer Tour 2010, Hudson, Ohio History is replete with the accomplishments of men. Sprinkled among these are the rare accounts of women whose intuitive determination leave the world a better place. Caroline Baldwin Babcock … Continue reading

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Shoulder to Shoulder

by Kathleen Franks for Porch Stories™ Ghost Tour 2009, Hudson, Ohio ~ Yesterday I finally found out what I’ve been wanting to know ever since I was lynched that night. Lynched, you say? Now I know that when hearing the … Continue reading

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Silent Night

by Kathleen Franks for Porch Stories™ Summer Tour 2008, Hudson, Ohio ~ “By the time you hear this story, it might not be exactly as it happened, but, if you are reading it in my own handwriting, then you are … Continue reading

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