Ninety-six year old Marietta Showalter tells entertaining and informative stories of her life adventures. A girl born into an era before immunizations and antibiotics when many children die, including six of her siblings. Her family struggles through the Great Depression, her brothers fight in World War II, and she is uprooted from the security of hometown and extended family to accompany her husband. Motherhood, relocations, and unexpected anguish follow, along with newly discovered joys and insights. Marietta Showalter is a woman who delights and inspires all who experience her practical wisdom, wit, optimism, creativity, and a deep and abiding faith that has comforted and sustained her throughout her lifetime. Marietta’s easy-to-read stories are not only a window on the past, they also reveal the heart of a woman who is still planning her future.
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