About the Book
She told many stories from her childhood while her children as they grew up, such as, "The Useful Sandbox," "Breaking Out the House," and "Mom's Surprise." "Lost in a Fire," is one heart wrenching story that she told for the first time while compiling this book.
Members of her family will cherish this book because of mentions of grandparents and extended family. Anyone who loves to reminisce about farm life will also love this book, and children will enjoy the stories set to poetry.
I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio in 1962. After receiving my Bachelor's degree, I taught two years of elementary school in Delaware, Ohio at Carlisle School. After getting married in 1964, I moved to Illinois and taught 30 years. I was at Union School, School District 81 (one year) and in the Joliet Public School System, School District 86 (29 years). I received my Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois in 1976 with 30 hours beyond that. I taught several graduate level education extension courses in the evenings for National College of Education between 1977 and 1987 now known as National-Louis University.