Once There Was a Farm: A Country Childhood Remembered (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series) pdf epub fb2

Once There Was a Farm: A Country Childhood Remembered (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series) by Virginia Bell Dabney pdf epub fb2

Once There Was a Farm: A Country Childhood Remembered (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series) Author: Virginia Bell Dabney
Title: Once There Was a Farm: A Country Childhood Remembered (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
ISBN: 1560540303
ISBN13: 978-1560540304
Other Formats: azw lit lrf docx
Pages: 373 pages
Publisher: Thorndike Pr; LARGE PRINT edition (November 1, 1990)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1262 kb
Size EPUB version: 1833 kb
Subcategory: Americas




Nearly fifty years after she left the family farm of her childhood, Virginia Bell Dabney was compelled to write a memoir. She and her two sisters were raised on a Virginia farm during the hardscrabble years of the 1920s and 1930s. Her determined, independent mother managed to make a life for her famiy, despite hardships such as the Depression and a fire that destroyed their home. Although raised in a spare environment where leaky ceilings and cold winter nights were the norm, Dabney finds much to love, and to rejoice over, in her country upbringing: the wonder of hens laying eggs, the sensations asscoiated with milking a cow, her warm friendship with her mother's black maid. The remarkable clarity of her half-century-old memories and her simple, unaffected tone bring this country childhood unforgettably to life.