Grama--Tell Me a Story

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Author House, Apr 18, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 86 pages
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GramaTell Me A Story is a Folklore volume. My worldmy formative years between five and eight years old took place in a small Western Washington Town of mild climatemuch rain. My grandmother, mothers mother, 60 plus, lived with our family of five: Mom, Dad, myself, my sister (three years younger), my brother (five years younger). Mom was a housewife. My father worked in the local creamery. We lived in an old turn of the century (19th) house with a big, long wrap-around side porch on a large corner lot with an oak and fruit trees. Dad kept a large vegetable garden. Three cousins who lived near, a neighborhood girl, the grade-school just down the block, Sunday School and Church were my world (1937-1940). I believe it was a wholesome place and timerebuilding after the Depression. My grandmother liked to tell us about her early life in Western Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Grandma was orphaned at three when her mother died. Mary Elizabeth grew up living with one Aunt and Uncle after the other.
 

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Contents

I
1
II
7
III Contrary Clarence
9
IV
15
V
19
VI
23
VII Jim The Crow
25
VIII
33
IX
39
X PsycheThe Psychedelic Sunbeam
41
XI
45
XII
51
XIII
61
XIV Archie Meets Oscar
65
XV Epilogue
73
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Joan M. Steele (Meredith), born 1932, residing in her home state of Washington, received her BA degree in Education in 1959, holds MA equivalent in English Literature (1984). She taught grade school for sixteen years and has been employed as a Secondary Substitute Teach for the last ten years. She has been writing poetry and short stories since childhood and is a dedicated bookworm. She published poetry in Palamar Anthologies (1970’s and Sparrow Grass Poetry Form volumes (1993 – 1999). In 1995 under the pen name, Meredith, she self-published: Calling (a novelette), Gramma—Tell Me A Story (folklore) and a short story volume. Your storyteller understand the power of Folklore—The Yarn, The Tale, The Episode—the oral tradition. She loves gluing it back with added touches, the nuances which keep it fresh and timely for passing on. The Author sees family life as a natural warmth. Wrapped in her family world was one of her best times. She fives you this end of The Depression time almost teasingly in a simple straight forward family read-aloud, share the whole, with three primary stories for tots. And the sharp primary teacher will use the longer stories for citizenship and family disaster sharing time.

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