The evening’s story was Silver Blaze. After dinner we moved to the meeting room for a paper concerning horse doping. Can you imagine that people would actually cheat and use foreign substances to win a game or a race? A very interesting paper with numerous examples highlighting the extremes horse owners were willing to go to in order to win. After discussing several highlights from paper the night continued with more Sherlockian discussion.
Next month will see Sophia and I heading back to Du Quoin for another meeting of the Occupants of the Empty House. We truly felt welcome and felt the camaraderie of the group. We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Occupants for making us feel so welcome and for a fantastic Sherlockian evening.
And, to add to the evening’s highlights, Bill Cochran autographed my copy of his recent book.