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About the author:
Patricia Callahan Walkenhorst, writer, genealogist and local historian, loves to learn about history, especially when it is written by the people who lived it. Her prize-winning family history book, The Callahans of Kansas; her Irish Settlers of Kansas:
Memories of the Pioneer Life, selected as one of the 150 best Kansas Books for the Kansas Sesquicentennial; her Kansas: the Early years contribution to University of Notre Dame Press's Enclyclopedia of the Irish in America; and her Be Careful Climbing your Family Tree article for Family History Magazine have kept her busy recording Kansas history.
Pat has won Heart of America and Jackson County, Missouri Genealogical Societies book awards and six awards by Ozarks Creative Writers and Missouri Writers Guild. She has been a columnist for a South Carolina newspaper, and has published poems and articles in many newspapers, magazines and anthologies.
Now she happily leaps a century ahead, to a period in our history just as interesting and compelling: the magical era following World War II and before the troubled 1960s. Pat lives in Blue Springs, Missouri. She is he widow of Terry E. Walkenhorst and has two children, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Just a Housewife
Reflections of Bettie Wilds, a 1950s Mom
Patricia Callahan Walkenhorst
Imagine you are a housewife in the 1950s. Bettie Wilds is; a real housewife when "just a housewife" means you are the responsible heart of a home and the necessary center of a healing, growing world that survived with honor and pride the Great Depression and World War II; a world at peace, at last.
Join us as we delight in the joys, laughter and tears of Bettie as she scribbles simple poems and observations, often on prescription pads and envelopes. Some of her poems about loss and joy, family and prayer get published and some are left unfinished. But when finally put together, they tell with great intuition the true story of what it is like to be a real housewife experiencing The American Dream in that magical and much too short era, the 1950s.
- Publication Date:
- 1480193208 / 9781480193208
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Family & Relationships / Marriage & Long Term Relationships