A grave-marker, located in the cemetery of Franklin Village, Michigan, serves as the inspiration for TANSY BITTERS, TANSY SWEET....a novel written by author and longtime resident of Franklin, David Lee Roberts. The marker reads "Richard Trick, Company E., 30th Michigan infantry, died October 27, 1865." Military records research reveals no reference to Mr. Trick being a member of the 30th Michigan Infantry or of any Civil War unit. This mystery inspired the author to create a story containing interesting fictional characters whose lives intertwine with the lives and wartime events that were a part of the little village during the 1860s.