My good friend Mary sent me a short text the other day while she was in the middle of reading My Music Man.
“I need a map in the book!! 2nd edition!”
I have to be honest: At the time, I was quite satisfied to produce both a family tree and an organized list of history sources to support my memoir. A map? Never considered it. I did naturally look at a number of maps during the writing of the book. I particularly remember looking for a map to help me calculate river miles between Champoeg and the Falls.
So I polled two other friends who have finished reading the book and aren’t native to Oregon. I got mixed results. I decided that Mary has a good point. So – since she asked – here are two maps to support My Music Man. Although be forewarned – I never claimed to have a gift for drawing.
I’m kind of doubtful there will ever be a 2nd edition – although, I have learned, never say never. If there is one, I promise Mary, I will strongly consider adding maps. And hire a professional.