This, That, and Everything

by Norma Nightingale



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/7/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9781462404520
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9781462404513

About the Book

This, That, and Everything shares the true and often hilarious account of the starts, the stalls, the reverses, and the restarts of Norma Nightingale’s life. It covers the whole range of her life, from childhood to becoming a grandma and beyond. In a memoir that is humorous and sad by turns, she recounts her life, which began as the sixth of eight children born into a Holdeman Mennonite family. Their way of life was to live in simplicity with economy and modesty—including the way they dressed and how they conducted themselves, not drawing attention to themselves.

She tells of her childhood growing up in central California on the property of the Gallo Winery, where her father worked. Her marriage at seventeen to Winston Nightingale, who was eighteen at the time, opened a new and exciting chapter in her life, first in California and later in Kansas, where her husband was offered a new job. She talks of her devastation at discovering that, after having three children, she had early stage cervical cancer. Happily, she survived and thrived in Kansas with her family.

This, That, and Everything is the charming memoir of a woman who continues to live her life to the fullest, with love, hope, and a wonderful family.

About the Author

Norma Nightingale was the third youngest in a family of eight children and grew up in the San Joaquin Valley of central California. She now lives with Winston, her husband of over forty-five years, in Montezuma, Kansas; they have three grown children. This is her first book.