Arlynn and John: Two Hoosier Lives (Google eBook)

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iUniverse, Mar 14, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography
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In her eighty-four years, Arlynn Swope endured many of life's greatest challenges. She knew illness, poverty, a near-death pregnancy, mental illness in her immediate family, and the suicide of her husband. She lived through the Great Depression and dropped out of school in the ninth grade to help her family survive the 1930s. But through it all, she faced each of the many rocks in her road with love and grit. Hers is an uncommon tale from a most common Hoosier woman, "the little woman" who was never little but was always there for those she loved. A veteran of the US Navy with an eleventh-grade education, John Curtis Knight didn't know what he was in for when he fell crazy in love with Arlynn. A welder and factory worker by trade, he built a reputation as a top amateur golfer who became a real "player" on his native Indiana courses. His life was built around Arlynn and their family, and they shared a rich adventure together-until despair and paranoia led to his suicide when he was seventy-eight.

Theirs is a true love story, one in which these two common Hoosiers share a life of uncommon love. Together they walked, pushed, pulled, and loved their way through it all.

  

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Contents

Preface
3
Introduction
5
Grandfathers Stories
9
My Grandmother Anna Marie Palmer
31
My Younger Years
55
The Great Depression
119
A New Life Back in Town
148
After the Boys Left
217
Foreword
262
The Boy
270
The Navy 193539
295
193942
311
194345
318
After the War
329
Golfing Memories
331
Letters 1996
342

Epilogue
244
Letters
247
YagelSwope Palmer Manier
254
Appendices
351
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