A Mennonite Woman's Life
Good Books, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 91 pages
Mennonite women, whose lives stretched from the closing years of the last century and the early decades of the current one, were, for the most part, sturdy homemakers, mothers, and farm wives. One of these women, Ruth Hershey of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, kept a box camera near her children, her homestead, her garden, and her drop-in company. But as this rare collection of photographs (recently discovered by her grandson, a professional photographer) shows, Mrs. Hershey recorded life with an unusually artistic flair. "Recorded as it is by the intelligent lens of Ruth Hershey and the thoughtful descriptions of Phyllis Pellman Good, the book is a warm and lively portrait." -- Washington Post
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Alice Hershey alxmt Amish barn Based in Lancaster box camera church community clothing cook cousins croquet cup cheese darkroom develop kinship Dorothy remembers Drop-in company early decades eastern Lancaster County electricity extended family family's farm woman's Fresh Air children fun and fellowship garden girl crowds Grandma Maze grandmother grandson of Ruth Hershey at home Hershey farm Hershey's Hosting tourists housekeeping Huddle Husbands and wives Ilershey joined kitchen learned Marian remembers marriage married in 1918 Maze's Mennonite church Mennonite families Mennonite farm Mennonite women Mennonite world Mildred milk negatives Neighbors and extended neighbors and tramps Ocean City one's Paradise parents Pennsylvania photographs Phyllis Pellman piano pleasure recall remarks Hulda responsibility revival meetings Robert Ruth and Willis Ruth Hershey died Ruth's family sheet music siblings sister Rhoda six children social sometimes Sunday afternoon took train visitors to Lancaster wife Willis Hershey Woman of strength yard young women