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Gloria Waldron Hukle
A 20th Century mystery, The Diary of a Northern Moon is the second of the Waldron series which began with Manhattan Seeds of the Big Apple.
A small town boy, he was raised in the environmental green of northeastern New York State...But, who really was Ben Waldron? The road to this point has been long and zigzagging for Tena Waldron. Yearning to discover more about her father, Ben Waldron, who died when she was very young, Tena is drawn into an enigmatic journey that leads her to the small Adirondack Mountain town of North Creek. Here, Tena expected to find answers, but it appears that the harder she tries to piece together the puzzle of her father's life, less and less seems to fit.
Twelve generations ago Waldrons approached North American shores. They settled in New Netherland. Three hundred fifty years later, it seemed, all trace of them had disappeared.
The town of Johnsburg, New York, is located in the northwestern part of Warren County, approximately sixty miles north of the state's capital city, Albany. The communities scattered throughout Warren County are a part of the magnificent Adirondack Mountain Region. At the base of Gore Mountain lies the tiny hamlet of North Creek and at the edge of the town, behind the Baptist Church (formerly the Free Will Baptist Church),the Union Cemetery. It is here amid the old stone markers that this story, as well as my first novel, MANHATTAN: SEEDS OF THE BIG APPLE, was conceived.
It's quiet up there on that hillside. With the exception of a lone bagpiper who shows up on occasion, the only sounds that one might hear are the faint whispers of souls pleading recognition. Even though each tablet bearing family names such as Waldron, Roblee, or Freebern represents the alpha and omega of one unique journey, I was drawn toward two slabs in particular.