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My book-writing trip to England

$180 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 4 people in 49 months
Hi, my name is Rhetta and I am the author of a number of books, including The Irish Slaves, the non-fiction story of Irish slavery, Haunted Marietta, about the ghosts and ghosts stories of my town, Marietta, GA, and Sex Sells, about women on stage, in photography and in film.

I have always wanted to travel to England. My ancestors lived in what many people believe is the most haunted house in England, Athelhampton House, from the time it was built by  my ancestor, William Martyn in 1485 for four genenrations more. Many of my ancestors have effigies in the local church. It is my goal to go there and write a book about the house, the effigies, and other English cemeteries and ancestral places in the UK. 
 
I am diabetic and my health is only fair so if I a going to do this I need to do it soon. I hope togo in August 2015. The $10,000 would cover travel expenses for at least 10 days. I promise that any money that I get will go for travel expenses,  from getting a passport to arranging air fare for myself and my husband and arranging lodging and food.
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For those who shared the post yesterday and the encouraging words, thank you!! For my cousin, who made such a generous contribution, I love you so much. (But I did, anyway.) Please know that I do aooreciate each contribution, small or large, and those of you who contributed already are in my heart forever. The money that has already been contributed will pay for my passport! Next is paying for plane tickets for my husband and I and places sto stay. I heard about a very inexpensive hostel in a former prison in London, that is one definite lodging option for a night or two! I'm aiming now at going in fall of 2016.
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You know, months ago I started a GoFundMe to try to raise money to go to England and work on a book this fall. I thought, well the people I have supported on Kickstarter and GoFunMe will probably help out. So far, I have got $80 from 3 people so I think it'sprobably a bust but I thought I would post one further update just in case some of the many people I have contributed to missed it. Otherwise I will take it down and get to England some other way in 2016. Don't worry, I will still give my $5, $10 or $20 to projects and people I care about.
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Hi, all,

If you look at this campaign as trying to raise $10k I am doing badly. If you look at it as a series of steps, beginning with getting a passport, I am halfway to the first step. If you consider that I have hundreds of friends on Facebook and over a thousand
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A profound thank you to my contributors so far. It is a promising beginning with a long way to go but I thank you two from the bottom of my heart!
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Raised by 4 people in 49 months
Created November 4, 2014
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