Memoir of an Iowa Farm Girl

After she retired, she began to write down some of the stories she had lived, as well as those she had heard from her parents. This book is the result.

Memoir of an Iowa Farm Girl

Alice Fern Olson Schar was born on the family farm three miles east of Forest City, in Hancock County, Iowa. She lived through the Great Depression and World War II. Although she claimed not to be a storyteller, her reminiscences of those times were always fascinating, often funny and sometimes poignant. After she retired, she began to write down some of the stories she had lived, as well as those she had heard from her parents. This book is the result. It is not a geneology, rather it is a collection of memories - memories of what it was like to grow up on a farm in Iowa in those times. This is a book mostly for her family, but everyone will enjoy the stories it tells of a way of life long gone.

A Little Bit Country

"A memoir of my days as a child growing up on the family farm." --back cover.

A Little Bit Country

A Little Bit Country is a memoir. It contains snippets from my childhood days growing up on a small farm in East Central Ohio. I've woven in details from my everyday life; mundane things, funny things, some downright hilarious things. My biggest wish is that you will find your very own 'Thinking Spot.'

Das Ist Alles

A memoir of farm life in rural Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

Das Ist Alles

A memoir of farm life in rural Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

A Farm Girl Forever

A Memoir A personal memoir requires a different style than a legal opinion. Neither is a memoir the same as a biography, which aims for the objective, factual account of a life. A memoir, as I understand it, makes no pretense of denying ...

A Farm Girl Forever

Wanda Yohn’s life has taken her to so many interesting places—from her farm in New Mexico to snow-covered mountains in Central Oregon to the presidential library of John F. Kennedy to Westminster Abbey to the Coliseum in Rome. She has sat on the steps of the temple in Jerusalem; rode a camel in Jordan; skipped on the Great Wall of China; snorkeled on the Great Barrier Reef in northern Australia; visited the Anne Frank House in the Netherlands; experienced giant sequoias and wondrous azaleas in California; viewed great art in many museums; marveled at God’s handiwork in Alaska; and so much more. Wherever her path has led her, even through the bumps along the way, what’s important to her has remained constant: her love of God and His creation, family, adventure, learning, discovering—and being a farm girl forever. She has often stopped and wondered, “How did this little farm girl get here?” In A Farm Girl Forever, Yohn shares many of her life experiences, lessons learned, things she is thankful for, inspirational quotes, Bible truths—things that have helped her achieve success and contentment. So come along; you’ll surely enjoy this farm girl’s journey.

Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl

A Memoir Susan McCorkindale. (hey, the least he can do is grow something to soothe my anxiety), it'll make each launch a whole lot easier. Oh, my God. Can you even believe I just used the word launch in relation to a line of produce?

Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl

A laugh-out-loud memoir about a city slicker who discovers that Manolos and manure just don?t mix. At her husband?s prompting, suburban mom and New York career woman Susan McCorkindale agreed to give up her stressful six-figure job. Together, they headed down south to a 500-acre beef farm, and never looked back. Well, he didn?t look back. She did. A lot. From playing ?spot the religious billboard? on the drive to rural Virginia, to adapting to a world without Starbucks, to planning bright-orange hunter-resistant wardrobes for the kids (?We moved here to get away from the madness of Manhattan only to risk getting popped on our own property?), this is her hilarious account of how a city girl came to love?or at least tolerate?country life.

Atomic Farmgirl

... and selected by Book Sense 76 " Remarkable ... not your average memoir ... Hein recounts the history of the area and her family and neighbors with a Lake Wobegon nostalgia and knack for character . " - Oregonian Atomic Farmgirl is a ...

Atomic Farmgirl

Recounts the author's childhood during the 1950s and 1960s as the granddaughter of German Lutheran homesteaders in rural Washington, during which she experienced farm life and Cold-War patriotism while her community was unwittingly threatened by the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Reprint.

The Butcher Shop Girl

A Memoir for Misfits & Mavericks Carmen Kissel-Verrier. bubbly and fun and aced A-team tryouts for sports teams. And I had clout, coming from a full-time farm and ranch. Most farms were hobby farms, where they needed outside or ...

The Butcher Shop Girl

The Butcher Shop Girl begins with Carmen’s unique coming-of-age as she’s ripped from her extended family after her Catholic parents’ divorce. Learning to conquer unusual places in the name of survival, Carmen spends her childhood working in her mother’s slaughterhouse in prairie Alberta, tearing through flesh and getting up to trouble. To escape a violent home, she bounces from house to house, working on the family farm, and eventually in the oil patch. At eighteen, Carmen’s competitive craving for money and independence leads her to a career as an exotic dancer. Starting out in seedy small-town dives, she quickly earns her place in high-end clubs throughout North America, becoming an elite world-travelling entertainer. Carmen lives the high life and makes big money. She parties with the Hells Angels and falls in love with a sexy U.S. drug enforcement agent—effortlessly walking the line of two extreme worlds. But when run-ins with premium organized crime land her in Bolivia, she realizes she’s gone too far, and the only thing that can free her is to ask her estranged family for help. The Butcher Shop Girl is a compelling memoir of resilience and persistence that captures the vivacious spirit of a small-town girl determined to succeed by any means necessary.

500 Acres and No Place to Hide

Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl “Packed with droll humor . . . McCorkindale's memoir is a witty take on what happens when you try to 'take the girl out of New Jersey.'” —Booklist “A rollicking, Green Acres–esque memoir.

500 Acres and No Place to Hide

The hilarious follow-up to the memoir, Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl. It's been four years since Susan's husband dragged her kicking and screaming from their comfortable, big city East Coast life to a farm in Virginia cattle country. Susan's adjusting as best she can, which isn't easy considering she's been known to wear Manolos in manure. She'll never be a real farm girl, but as readers will see from her side- splitting confessions, she's faking it just fine.

The Call of the Farm

“A delicious memoir for anyone who has ever been drunk on the idea of farm love. You cannot help but cheer this farm girl on as she sings a bluesy ode to farm life and a complete lovesong to the table.” —ELLEN STIMSON, author of Mud ...

The Call of the Farm

Rochelle Bilow, a classically trained cook and aspiring food writer, was nursing a broken heart and frustrated with her yet-to-take-off career when she set out to write a short profile of a small, sustainable CSA farm in central New York. At most, she expected to come away with a cute city-girl-in-the-country piece. But after just one day of moving hay bales, feeding pigs, and tapping maple sap, she was hooked: The air was fresh, her muscles felt useful, and the smells from the kitchen where the farmhands gathered at day’s end were intoxicating. Add in a sweet but enigmatic young farmer whose soulful gaze meets her own, and The Call of the Farm is set in motion. This enticing memoir charts the unexpected year that unfolds as Rochelle immerses herself in life at the farm. She cooks her way through four seasons of fresh-from-the-earth produce (with such tantalizing results as Blistered Tomato Gratin and Crisped Potato Casserole with Shaved Chives), grapples more than once with the finer points of rendering lard, and begins to feel she has finally found her niche—all while falling hard for that handsome, blue-eyed farmer. Honest, self-aware, and wonderfully tender, The Call of the Farm is for anyone who has daydreamed about a simpler life—or fallen too deeply in love.

Shipwrecked Three Times

Memoir of working in the Caribbean on Windjammer Cruises tall ships and exploring the Mediterranean on a private yacht.

Shipwrecked Three Times

Memoir of working in the Caribbean on Windjammer Cruises tall ships and exploring the Mediterranean on a private yacht.

Siblings

Muzzey, Young Maiden, 92; Van Lennep, Memoir, 52-3; see also Dickinson, Letters, 37; Everett, Memoir, 4. 20. ... Larcom, New England Girlhood , 66, 84, 122, 125, 167; Dublin, Farm to Factory, 117; Everett, Memoir, 4–5. 26.

Siblings

Brothers and sisters are so much a part of our lives that we can overlook their importance. Even scholars of the family tend to forget siblings, focusing instead on marriage and parent-child relations. Based on a wealth of family papers, period images, and popular literature, this is the first book devoted to the broad history of sibling relations, spanning the long period of transition from early to modern America.Illuminating the evolution of the modern family system, Siblings shows how brothers and sisters have helped each other in the face of the dramatic political, economic, and cultural changes of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The book reveals that, in colonial America, sibling relations offered an egalitarian space to soften the challenges of the larger patriarchal family and society, while after the Revolution, in antebellum America, sibling relations provided order and authority in a more democratic nation. Moreover, Hemphill explains that siblings serve as the bridge between generations. Brothers and sisters grow up in a shared family culture influenced by their parents, but they are different from their parents in being part of the next generation. Responding to new economic and political conditions, they form and influence their own families, but their continuing relationships with brothers and sisters serve as a link to the past. Siblings thus experience and promote the new, but share the comforting context of the old. Indeed, in all races, siblings function as humanity's shock-absorbers, as well as valued kin and keepers of memory.This wide-ranging book offers a new understanding of the relationship between families and history in an evolving world. It is also a timely reminder of the role our siblings play in our own lives.

The Midwest Farmer s Daughter

Looking back, Ott Whealy remains somewhat incredulous that her farm-girl self could have been so naive. ... a genre was born—the bittersweet memoir of the farmer's daughter who left the farm unapologetically in the era of the Bobby ...

The Midwest Farmer   s Daughter

From yesterday's gingham girls to today's Google-era Farmer Janes, The Midwest Farmer's Daughter explores the resurgent role played by female agriculturalists at a time when fully 30 percent of new farms in the US are woman-owned, but when, paradoxically, America's farm-reared daughters are conspicuously absent from popular film, television, and literature. In this first-of-its-kind treatment, Zachary Michael Jack follows the fascinating story of the girl who became a regional and national legend: from Donna Reed to Laura Ingalls Wilder, from Elly May Clampett to The Dukes of Hazzard's Catherine Bach, from Lawrence Welk's TV sweethearts to the tragic heroines of Jane Smiley's Thousand Acres. From Amish farm women bloggers, to Missouri homesteaders and seed-savers, to rural Nebraskan graphic novelists and, ultimately, to the seven generations of entrepreneurial Iowan farm women who have animated his own family since before the Civil War, Jack shines new documentary light on the symbol of American virtue, energy, and ingenuity that rural writer Martha Foote Crow once described as the "great rural reserve of initiating force, sane judgment and spiritual drive." Packed with dozens of interviews, The Midwest Farmer's Daughter covers the history and the renaissance of agrarian women on both sides of the fence. Giving equal consideration to both agriculture's time-tested rural and small-town Farm Bureaus, 4-H, and FFA training grounds as well as to the eco-innovations generated by the region's rising woman-powered "agro-polises" such as Chicago, the author crafts a lively, easy-to-read cultural and social history, exploring the pioneering role today's female agriculturalists play in the emergence of farmers' markets, urban farms, community-supported agriculture, and the new "back-to-the-land" and "do-it-yourself" movements. For all those whose lives have been graced by the enduring strength of American farm women, The Midwest Farmer's Daughter offers a groundbreaking examination of a dynamic American icon.

Memoir s of a Vermont Centurion

They were creative, lived and worked by the stars, herbs and were musically inclined. The boys worked on the farm, fished and sold produce. The girls helped their mother in the house, cooking, preserving, doing handiwork and ...

Memoir s of a Vermont Centurion


A Memoir of D H Lawrence

So, in bringing Grainger's wife into a scene with the girls whom Grainger had been pursuing, and at the same time bringing Frieda/Elsa Smith out of Nottingham as far as Will Holbrook's farm, and then on from Will Holbrook/Hobson's farm ...

A Memoir of D  H  Lawrence

A memoir of D. H. Lawrence by the author's closest childhood friend, George Henry Neville, with supplementary material by Dr Carl Baron.

Rainbow s End

Traces the author's coming-of-age in civil-war-torn Rhodesia, where her family settled after purchasing the farm of a brutally murdered family, detailing a youth marked by terrorism, dangerous wild animals, and the author's embittered ...

Rainbow s End

Traces the author's coming-of-age in civil-war-torn Rhodesia, where her family settled after purchasing the farm of a brutally murdered family, detailing a youth marked by terrorism, dangerous wild animals, and the author's embittered realization that everyone she knew was on the wrong side of the conflict. By the author of Hardcore Troubadore. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

Turning Memories Into Memoirs

The Olive Farm , A Memoir of Life , Love , and Olive Oil in the South of France . Frank , Anne . The Diary of a Young Girl . Douglass , Frederick . Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass . Douglass , Karen .

Turning Memories Into Memoirs

The author, who is a writing coach, presents a step-by-step guide for recording a personal or family history. The book covers jogging one's memory, conducting interviews and research, discerning fact from fiction, choosing a theme, making it meaningful, and editing a finished product. It includes exercises, sample life stories, and tips on grammar and storytelling techniques.

Ecstasy of the Beats

His mother, Maud Scheuer (spelled “Maude” in the memoir), is described as an unusually beautiful farm girl married off in 1906 at sixteen and having eight children before her husband, a lawyer, died of apoplexy sixteen years later.

Ecstasy of the Beats

Who were the beats? Not the sandle-clad "beatniks" of popular lore but dedicated writers, experimenters, skit improvisers, theorizers, hedonists, close friends, bisexual free lovers, shapers of the future. The beats hung out at Columbia university and cheap Times Square cafeterias, devouring ideas. David Creighton shows how the world has taken up their message. In Ecstasy of the Beats he gives a fresh portrait of Carolyn Cassady, "Queen of the Beats," and of the four major Beat writers. Jack Kerouac’s On the Road gave a pattern of adventure to restless youth, Allen Ginsberg donned a prophet’s robe by writing Howl, William Burroughs warned against control mechanisms in Naked Lunch, and Neal Cassady’s high-energy life made him an icon of freedom. Travelling widely to see where they lived, Creighton enriches the meaning of On the Road and other Beat classics. He invites the reader on the Beats’ journey toward ever-deeper levels of understanding and provides interesting insight into Kerouacs French-Canadian roots.

The Scars to Prove It A Memoir

Inside were two heavyset girls in their late teens. They grabbed a hammer and ... that I just finished writing an autobiography of my life. ... All I could think was, “Christ, Joe, you've been outside of town on a farm for 65 years.

The Scars to Prove It  A Memoir


More Than a Memoir

He married an English girl he had first met in Oxford in 1938, and they returned to New Zealand in 1946, where he became Professor in Animal Nutrition and was offered a research farm of 1500 sheep. His “meet before and marry after the ...

More Than a Memoir

In this unusual autobiography you will find the full story of a life spanning much of the twentieth century. Selective reading will disclose How a teacher/scientist may develop The importance of focus and integrity The fascination of doing chemical and biochemical research with students and colleagues The excitement of discovery and of facing new challenges Personal details about family life and friendships Career choices and diversions Plus In the 23 (!) appendices, you will find details concerning Other activities attendant upon a career in science The influence of conferences, symposia, and international scientific connections The coworkers who built the reputation of the author