The Pages of My Life
Cultivating Memories...Hot off the Press

Cultivating Memories…Hot off the Press

November 15, 2015

It’s here! My book is finally done. This project of putting together a collection of short stories, to warm the heart and soul, Is done. I have been putting my memories and life experiences down on paper for over twenty years. This past January, I began to select stories and get them in order for this book. I write a column for Rural Heritage magazine and a few of these articles have been printed, but most of these 63 stories are original to this book.

My friend and mentor, Gene Logsdon, was kind enough to write the forward for this Reflection of my life. Bethany Caskey, from Iowa, illustrated the pages and cover. This work of mine is 235 pages of easy reading that will make you laugh and make you cry, as I tug at your heart strings. There are stories about love and life, farming, logging, horses and children. They are assembled from the pages of my life.

This book is available through the Rural Heritage website WWW.ruralheritage.com , here at the farm, or in Jefferson Ohio at The Jefferson Milling Company, J.R.Hoffestter Jeweler and the 4-H Extension Office….for the bargain price of $14.95 I invite you to come along, share a story, a laugh or a tear.

It is the simple things in life that matter. I will take you away from the stresses in your life, as you relax and take a mental vacation to my farm. I am not responsible for coffee or tea sprayed on your favorite chair as you bust out laughing, but I will take credit for the warm feelings that will be stirred in your heart.

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I am looking forward to it!

Comment by Donkey Driver

Thank you. The shipping and handling to get one to you is $2.75 A great pastime for a bleak winter day :o)

Comment by ricelandmeadows

This is wonderful:) I will definitely be purchasing one:)

Comment by Nicole DeMattia

I hope you will read it, and then review it here on my blog :o) Thank You!

Comment by ricelandmeadows

Love these stories, and knowing how personal they are makes them all the more special. Thank you, Ralph, for sharing your life! I really like the background quilt too!

Comment by Kathy McCarty

Thank you Kat for the kind words. As for the quilt…it too defines me a bit…my life is a patchwork of awesomeness, held together by love, that has kept me in stitches :o)

Comment by ricelandmeadows

Do all of your relatives get a complimentary copy? 🙂

Comment by Aunt June

Too many relatives :o) Many of them frugal Scotch-Irish

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