Letters from a Rocking Chair

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Xlibris Corporation, Jun 17, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 128 pages
Through letters Jane Wilkinson describes her life as a pioneer Iowa farm lady. She was born during the Civil War and died eighty nine years later. She bore seven children, and although widowed, she became the anchor of her family. Her steady pursuit of self reliance and the importance of family and stead fastness reflected qualities which have never gone out of fashion. Her credo was life is only boring if youre bored with life, a condition she never allowed. As a child she came to Iowa in a covered wagon and her many descendants continue her legacy.

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James D. Patterson's early life was as a farm boy in Missouri. He as an A. B. from the University of Missouri, an S. M. from the University of Chicago, and a Ph. D. from the University of Kansas, all in Physics. He taught and did research in Physics at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, The Florida Institute of Technology, and Idaho State University, among other universities. JDP now lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This fictional story origins come from his observations while living in the Little Dixie area of Missouri until age 21.

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