Myrtle Allen was born in Paris, Texas, in 1896. She watched the doughboys go away to fight World War I, survived the flu epidemic after the soldiers came home, raised children during the Great Depression. Over a lifetime of 99 years, she was divorced once and widowed twice. She met presidents and governors, politicians and judges. A talented musician and gifted storyteller, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren flocked to her as if she were a rock star. She told her great-granddaughters about her first wedding night as a 16 year old bride. She described a honeymoon trip when she was a bride of 85. Many of us will recognize traits of our own mothers and grandmothers in Myrtle. All of us will admire her strength and courage. Myrtle's memoirs plus those of her son and grandson are combined in this retelling of her stories.
- Paperback | 134 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 8.64mm | 258.55g
- 23 Apr 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Charles W Rogers
Charles Rogers is a popular teacher and writer. His published works include technical articles, devotional materials, biography, poetry, and humor. He lives in Saint Charles, Missouri, with his wife Maxine Rogers.