- Häftad (Paperback / softback)
- Antal sidor
- Simons, Dona (design)
- 78 Illustrations
- Antal komponenter
- 402:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Matte Lam
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After It Rained
Memoirs from the Prairies to Bryn Athyn, PA
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In 1967, after writing It Rained at Harvest Time: Memoirs of the Forever Prairie, the story of her 1920's childhood, Reta wrote this true tale of her teenage years and after, living in Bryn Athyn, Northeast of Philadelphia.
A real fish-out-of-water, Reta supported herself by residing with a ruthless couple cooking, cleaning, and caring for their children ? all while she attended high school. They paid her only an ?allowance? of 25 cents a week.
Always hardworking, she still found time for escapades. From pre-dawn picnics to autogiro rides. Trips to the mountains and the seashore. Dancing to big bands.
Reta loved dressmaking, but she also dated plenty of boys. Her life kept changing as she went from meeting movie stars to living in the castle, working for its wealthy residents. She describes the intriguing interactions between her employers and those who worked for them. From farmhouse on the prairie to suburban castle and beyond, you can read it here and see photos and illustrations from her 1930's life in Bryn Athyn and back on the farm. Astonishing to compare today to those innocent times!
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