Cross and Collar : Memories of People and Events in the Life of a Rural Shepherd
"Cross and Collar" follows the lives of Reverend Walter Lars Torgerson and his wife, Helen, as they embark on a quest to uncover his family history. This decision takes them back to Walter's great-grandmother's journals. The stories within the journals are sometimes humorous and other times tragic developments. Reverend Torgerson eventually tells a story that brings together the daily challenges faced by immigrants and technical changes that altered American life in the early twentieth century-cars, electricity, plumbing, and the telephone.
- Paperback | 369 pages
- 152 x 226 x 22mm | 639.56g
- 01 Apr 2009
- Vantage Press
- United States
About Tauno O Ekonen
Tauno O. Ekonen grew up on a farm in Michigan's Upper Peninsula as the second of six children. Today Mr. Ekonen is one of the leading Violin makers in the United States, a skill he learned after he was forced to build his own violin following his father's death. Mr. Ekonen fought in World War II, and afterwards he worked as a postal employee before getting into violins full-time. The author has won the "Grand Champion" award for violins and numerous first place awards for tone. Now retired, the author writes and teaches exercises for senior in the retirement center where he resides with his wife, Dorothy.