by Barbara Wehman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/4/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781546279891
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781546279884

About the Book

My husband, Norman, died on January 28, 2018. I wrote the first poem, “Norman and Family,” in honor of him. (I actually wrote the short poem “Summer” a couple of weeks before, expressing my dislike of summer in our mountain area. I had been stung by yellow jackets six or seven times a few days earlier. Several people said I should publish it!) I began writing more poems and found that I really enjoyed it. Some of the poems touch on events many are familiar with, such as the Great Depression, World War II, the World Series earthquake, and the turbulent sixties, which I share from my perspective. I hope you will find them entertaining, relatable, and fun to read. Writing about my girlhood and also about our times as a family has made me more conscious than ever of how the Lord has blessed and has had his hand on me all my life. He has had his hand on our family as well, and we really did have a fun time together. I feel privileged to share my life with you. I hope it blesses you.

About the Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR My name is Barbara Wehman. My husband Norman and I lived in San Jose, California, for forty years – where we had our four beautiful and wonderful children – Diana, Matthew, John and Sara (Sally). Norm and I moved to Mariposa 22 years ago. It is in the Sierra foothills, about 40 miles from Yosemite National Park. None of our children still live in San Jose. Sally and her daughter Lindsey came up here to Mariposa at different times and for different reasons. John lives in Colorado with his family. Matt and Diana live in California, in the Sacramento area. I will soon be 85 years old. I am still in very good health, except that I have macular degeneration, which my mother had as well. I am legally blind, but I can still see well enough to read, write and watch TV. But I can no longer drive. My daughter Sara is my caregiver and stays with me. One of the reasons I have had my book printed in extra large print is because of my eyesight, and for other advanced-age people who may also read my book.