Conversations with my mother-in-law brought about the idea of addressing women working in the 1950’s. Women attending college was not the norm. It was the rare exception … [Read more...] about Blog 24 | Not just working women – Career Women!
Pictures like this of my father and his sister Shirley astride the workhorses helped to provide much of the background for Silent Ties. Many small farms during that time … [Read more...] about Blog 23 | The Workhorses
Growing up my sisters and I spent much of each summer with my grandparents on the family farm. We loved spending time there. We played in the barns, hide and seek in the … [Read more...] about Blog 22 | The Baptism Gown
As I wrote about this complex character, foremost in my mind was the fear she lived with every day. She was passing for white in a place and time in history where that … [Read more...] about Blog 21 | Grandma Em
As I was writing Silent Ties pieces of my childhood and my parent’s crept into the character’s lives. The story line of the country school came from my father. He grew up … [Read more...] about Blog 20 | The One Room Schoolhouse