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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Buggies to B-52s

Sheryl Nelms, who is my favorite poet, has recently published a book Buggies to B-52s. The book is her mother's memoir, and edited by both Sheryl and her brother Eugene. 
From the cover: The book is a memoir of a 97-year-old woman in Kansas. She lived thru a wild buggy ride on the tongue of the buggy, between running horses. She sailed home on the cow's tails each time her dad had her bring home the cows. She taught school in one-room schools in the country, through blizzards, hail and dust storms. One year she had eight children in eight grades. During WW II she worked as an inspector at Remington Arms in Kansas City. It was her job to find the duds and she did. Later on she worked at Boeing on the B-47's and B-52's. 


  If her mother's story telling talent is even close to Sheryl's, then we're in for a big treat with stories of the life of a Kansas gal beginning nearly a century ago. The book is available directly from Margaret Nelms 

Send $14.00 (Book @$10 + $4 postage)
To: Margaret E. Nelms
c/o Country Place
1149 Country Place Dr.
#11
Marysville, KS 66508

If you want to read more by Sheryl Nelms then look up some of her books with humorous and thought provoking poems.


9 comments:

Jennifer said...

Thank you for visiting my blog!

SherryE said...

Sounds like a very interesting book! I like reading life experiences of people who lived a long time ago.

pilgrimscottage said...

I find that our older generation have so many interesting stories of times past to tell. I'm sure this is an interesting book. Thank you, Ann for visiting me and commenting. Come back soon!

Melissa said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I enjoyed reading yours!

diane b said...

I enjoy reading biographies and this one sounds good. I published my mothers diary of our migration to Australia on my blog. One day I will get it printed.

K9friend said...

Love the photos! Sounds like an interesting read.

Pat
Critter Alley

The Tote Trove said...

She sounds like a brave lady!

Savories of Life said...

Just leanrt a lot of family history orver thanskgiving. Thanks for coming over!

laurieanne said...

It sounds like a wonderful book!