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Yes, this is the family of the famous Robert Franc Schulkers, author of the Seckatary Hawkins novels in the 1920's. You will recall reading about Seckatary Hawkins, "The Gray Ghost" book and the "Stoner's Boy" quotes in the famous novel - "To Kill a Mockingbird", written by Seckatary Hawkins Club member, Harper Lee.
Grandpa's published writing started in high school, and became professional in 1914 with a newspaper story of "Tales of the 3" young boys. This evolved by 1918 into the first "Johhny's Snow Fortress" story of a group of young boys on a riverbank - the beginning of the Seck Hawkins series.
The Adventures of Seckatary Hawkins - The "Fair and Square" Club. This is good, clean fun that is still enjoyed today - tales of young boys and their club down on the old Kentucky riverbank. Renditions of their amazing adventures were chronicled in the club Seckatary's meeting-minutes book.
THE BOOKS WERE:
1. Stoner's Boy - or, "The Mystery of the Gray Ghost"
2. Mystery of the Cazanova Treasure - "Seckatary Hawkins in Cuba"
3. The Red Runners -"The Mystery of the Hypnotizing Eyes"
4. The Gray Ghost - "The Return of Stoner's Boy"
5. Stormie the Dog Stealer - "The Mystery of the Baying Hounds"
6. Knights of The Square Table- "The Mystery of the Lonely House"
7. Ching Toy - "The Mystery of the Magic Triangle"
8. The Chinese Coin - "The Mystery of the Cave of Wonders"
9. The Yellow Y - "The Mystery of the Boy With the Longbow"
10. Herman the Fiddler - "The Mystery of the Three-eyed Ape"
11. The Ghost of Lake Tapaho - "The Mystery of the Lake"
The club slogan is "A Quitter Never Wins, and a Winner Never Quits". Grandpa sometimes used a chapter ending phrase, "Which we did", that became a familiar club member remark.
There were Seckatary Hawkins clubs with over a million members during the 1929/30 radio show days. Midwest newspapers ran the weekly stories and comic strips as late as 1954. There were also comic books, board games, club pins / pennants / coins / bookends, and more. Young readers were encouraged to write a short story or poem to submit in weekly contests in various club regions. Winners stories would be printed in the paper or read on the radio show, and the winner would get a free book from the Seckatary.
The Seckatary Hawkins club is alive today with an internet website - http://www.seckatary.com
Now, for detailed information and Schulkers family history, click on one of the BLUE hyperlinks below (that is the blue colored words in the following such as "BOOKS" and all the other sections on this page).Always click "NEXT PAGE" on the bottom as you go through each section since the internet pages can only display a small amount of info per page.A bit confusing, but that is the way it is set up.Give it a try - you can't hurt anything.
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Yours Fair and Square,
~A quitter never wins and a winner never quits~