We pause in our story of Meeting the Grant Family to answer a question from the story's author, Rebekah E., about the pictures I found of some of the Grant characters, namely Seth and Caleb:
|Jeremy and Joshua Bolt|
Seth and Caleb are really Jeremy and Joshua Bolt from one of my favorite TV shows when I was a teen. It only lasted 2 years, but it was set in 1867 Seattle, not long after the Civil War. The premise was LOOSELY based on true-life Asa Mercer's (a Seattle pioneer) plan to import brides from New England for the settlers in Seattle. The East had a shortage of men (killed in the War), and Seattle had a shortage of women (true enough).
And there, the similarity with real life ends. In the TV show, Jason Bolt and his two younger logger brothers have inherited a mountain of fir trees from their father. The Bolt brothers agree to "bet" their mountain that 100 brides will stay in Seattle and all be married within a year if Aaron Stemple, the rich sawmill owner, will put up the money to finance the trip to New Bedford, Massachusetts, to get the girls and persuade them to come back with them. If the brides aren't married within a year, Aaron Stemple wins the Bolts' precious mountain of timber. The show was called Here Come the Brides.
Here is the fun promo for the show. It's a sad shame wholesome shows like this are not on any longer.
Sadly, I could not get YouTube to find it so you could watch it right here. But if you the link, you can enjoy it anyway. It's only a minute long: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYNNMC0wffk
And here is the theme song of the show, "Seattle," sung by Bobby Sherman (Jeremy):
We will return to our regularly scheduled Fan Story bright and early Monday morning . . .