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The Rocking Chair Reader: Family Gatherings: True Stories of Celebration and Reunion


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From the company that brought A Cup of Comfort and Small Miracles to the marketplace comes The Rocking Chair Reader, a new inspirational series offering true stories by ordinary folks, all based in small towns and reflecting the flavor of simpler times and community values. Brimming with small-town wisdom and warm nostalgia, the first title in the series, Coming Home, presents the full flavor of the towns the way they used to be--and the way we want to remember them.

Table of Contents

One of the Family, Muskogee, Oklahoma / T. Suzanne Eller — Town Profile, Muskogee, Oklahoma — The Twelve-Year Bog, Chatsworth, New Jersey / Geoffrey Girard — The Elves Under the Stairs, Mannington, West Virginia / E. Dian Moore — Mama's Birthday, Hereford, Texas / Emmarie Lehnick — Honest Question, Honest Answer, Rushville, Indiana / David Crane Swarts — Sisters on Vacation, Largo, Florida / Anna M. Popescu — As the Wedding March Played, Doniphan, Missouri / Garnet Hunt White — A Pear in the Sand, Verona, New Jersey / Candy Killion — Town Profile, Verona, New Jersey — Grandmother's Imagination, Lancaster, New Hampshire / Patricia Wilson — The Memory Boxes, Chippewa Lake, Ohio / Kristine Ziemnik — A Sure Thing, Mannington, West Virginia / LB Brumage — Threshing Adventures on the Farm, Nova, Ohio / Lucinda Rickett Strine — Grandma's Roses, Mathis, Texas / David L. Barber — The Screen House, Carbondale, Pennsylvania / Alice A. Mendelsohn — The Uninvited Visitor, Doniphan, Missouri / Renie Burghardt — Town Profile, Doniphan, Missouri — A Wee Gathering, Santa Fe, Texas / Sharon Cupp Pennington — The Prayer Wheel, Altus, Arkansas / Lad Moore — Home on the Lake, Baldwin, Michigan / Kristin Dreyer Kramer — Then There Were Six, Clyde, North Dakota / Betty Downs — Wishbone Science, Sun Prairie, Montana / N.V. Bennett — The Gathering Place, St. Paul, Virginia / Betty R. Koffman — Hearthstone Halloween, Whigville, Ohio / Mary Helen Straker, (as told by her Aunt Emma) — Town Profile, Whigville, Ohio — Christmas at Napoleon, Napoleon, Missouri / Linda Kaullen Perkins — The Sugar-Cube Cure, Sissonville, West Virginia / Cheryl K. Pierson — A Recipe for Success, Lawton, Oklahoma / Lisa Ciriello — Summertime, Asbury Park, New Jersey / Marcia Rudoff — Dinner at Dora's, Delanco, New Jersey / Margaret A. Frey — A Southern Family Reunion, Albertville, Alabama / Sandy Williams Driver — Perfect Pitch, Hendersonville, Tennessee / Lanita Bradley Boyd — Town Profile, Hendersonville, Tennessee — Wilbur's Vanishing Act, Butler, Indiana / Michelle Close Mills — Unfailing Love, Morrilton, Arkansas / Rita Chandler — The Windswept Prairie, Cheyenne, Wyoming / Roberta Rhodes — A Jaunt to Aunt Josie's, Ralph Hollow, Tennessee / Mary Ralph Bradley — The Best Present, Charleston, West Virginia / Lynn R. Hartz — Where I Belong, Monroe, North Carolina / Kim Peterson — Buses, Trains, and Taxicabs, Gleed, Washington / Dorothy Read — Town Profile, Gleed, Washington — The Wondrous Seashell, Westerville, Ohio / Carol Kehlmeier — Tennessee Celebrations, Donelson, Tennessee / Elaine Young McGuire — Apple Butter Day, Higginsville, Missouri / Rachel J. Johnson — The Crab Feast, Pasadena, Maryland / Ray Weaver — Cousin Jean, Des Plaines, Illinois / Barbara Brady — Aunt Clara's Tears, Clyde, North Dakota / Betty Downs — Farmhouse, Tyler, Minnesota / Gayle Sorensen Stringer — Town Profile, Tyler, Minnesota — Summer's Dance, North Stamford, Connecticut / Virginia Rowledge — Homecoming, Jeddo, Texas / Carol Burnside — Little Boy Lost, Stamford (Jones County), Texas / Pat Capps Mehaffey — A Need for Independence, Gleneden Beach, Oregon / Nancy Jackson — Saturday Night on the Town, Strawberry Point, Iowa / Jacquie McTaggart — Welcome to the Family, Guthrie, Oklahoma / Al Serradell — Silvertone Memories, Irwinville, Georgia / Amy M. O'Quinn, as told by her father, Edward McIntyre — Town Profile, Irwinville, Georgia — A Little Piano Music, Chelmsford, Massachusetts / Barbara Beaudoin — Things Money Cannot Buy, Melrose, New Mexico / Joan Clayton — Clearview Christmas, Clearview, Tennessee / John R. Bradley, as told by Lola Mae Bradley Empson — Never Say No to Nina, Farmington, Illinois / Trish Ayers — Homemade Ice Cream at Grandma's, Stillwater, Oklahoma / James E. Tate — From Grave to Cradle, Glendora, California / Suzanne LaFetra — Town Profile, Glendora, California — In Search of a Christmas Tree, Newport, Oregon / Susan G. Sharp-Anderson — The Visit, Laurel County, Kentucky / Jan Sparkman — The Bunny of Easters Past, Providence, Utah / Jean Davidson — Scents of Remembrance, Lockport, New York / Avis A. Townsend — Watermelon Preserves, Purdin, Missouri / Margaret Anne Wright — A Few Minutes Ago, Chippewa Lake, Ohio / Kristine Ziemnik — Dixie Pool, Eros, Louisiana / Rachael Phillips — Town Profile, Eros, Louisiana — My Chair, Esopus, New York / Penny Porter — Swamp Family, Fargo, Georgia / Lucile C. Cason — Getting Up with the Sun, Protection, Kansas / Kimberly Zweygardt — The Family Together, Chester, South Carolina / Sam E. Douglas — The Four O'Clock Ritual, Natchez, Mississippi / Shannon Rule — The Best Gift of All, Walhalla, North Dakota / Michael L. Harvey — The Lamp's Still Burning, Bronson, Michigan / Charlene A. Derby, as told by Deborah Lombard.

Product Details

True Stories of Celebration and Reunion
Adams Media
Polaski, Helen Kay
Inspirational - General
Motivational & Inspirational
Family reunions
Personal Memoirs
Regional Subjects - General
Historical - U.S.
Child Care and Parenting-Miscellaneous Issues
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The Rocking Chair Reader: Family Gatherings: True Stories of Celebration and Reunion
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