At the jam last Thursday Janice gave me a copy of a magazine that I believe she picked up at a yard sale. The name of the magazine is Reminisce, and is billed as “The Magazine That Brings Back The Good Times“. The issue Janice gave me is from December/January 2009 and on page 3 was the article by Raymond Nicholas that I have scanned here:
If you know me you know that I look up and research on the Internet pretty much everything I run across. Needless to say I did find interesting information about Raymond Nicholas’ dulcimer making father, General Custer Nicholas, on EverythingDulcimer.com
General Custer Nicholas http://everythingdulcimer.com/discuss/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=20417
Photo of General Custer Nicholas http://s197.photobucket.com/user/razyn_photo/media/DSCF0001-1.jpg.html
General Custer Nicholas is on a list of vintage mountain dulcimer makers http://everythingdulcimer.com/discuss/viewtopic.php?t=24461
Reminisce does have some free articles on their website http://www.reminisce.com (but not this one) listed by decade: 1900s-1920, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970-1980s.
Again, I thank Janice for thinking of me and giving me the magazine.
PS: I’ve since seen where General Custer Nicholas was born July 8, 1895 & died April 24, 1979. Art Nicholas who is also in the photo passed in 2001.