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

Dabney, Virginia Bell

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ISBN 10: 1560540303 / ISBN 13: 9781560540304
Published by Thorndike Pr, 1990
Used Condition: Used: Good Hardcover
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Title: Once There Was a Farm: A Country Childhood ...

Publisher: Thorndike Pr

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used: Good

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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.

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Virginia Bell Dabney [1919-1997] lived on a farm in the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia.

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