The book Seneca Seasons: A Farm Boys Remembers is available from Amazon.com or directly from me, the author, or you can attend any one of the upcoming book signings. We’ve had 2 so far, at Kirby St. Matthew’s Church, north of Tomah, and at Reedsburg Craft Fair, and they have gone very well. Here is the schedule thus far:
Nov 8, 2014 Sat. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 1221 LaGrange Ave
Tomah, Wi 9 AM-2 PM.
Nov 13, 2014 Thursday, Burnstad’s Holiday Showcase, Tomah, Wi 3-6 PM
Nov 15, 2014 Sat Seneca, Wi. Lions Town Hall Craft Fair, 9-2PM
Nov 7, 2014 Monday 10 AM talk and book signing, Wilton, Wi Library
Nov 22, 2014 Sat Methodist Church Craft sale, Tomah, Wi 9-3 PM
Dec 6, 2014 Sat Warrens, Wi Cranberry Discover,
Dec 10, 2014 Wed Elroy Library, evening
Dec 18, 2014 Thursday 6 PM, short talk and book signing Mauston Library (Hatch)
Feb 7, 2015 Sat Tomah Historical Society Chili Supper and Fund Raiser at the KC Hall, Tomah, Wi 4-7 PM
It will be especially poignant to be back in Seneca on Saturday November 15. Hope to see a lot of the people I grew up with. Folks who have read Seneca Seasons invariably have said such things as, “that sure brings back a lot of memories” or “you know, that’s just how I remember growing up”. One fellow commented on my use of the word “zerk” in referring to a grease fitting on machinery. He said he used the word “zerk” when talking to friends, and they didn’t know what he was talking about. Well, it’s plain to see that those folks didn’t grow up on a farm or been around farm machinery.
My descriptions in Seneca Seasons (my wife Ann picked the title) of the one-room country school out on Oak Grove Ridge brought these comments: “you took me back to 1949, when I started attending such a school” and “the basket social, snowball fights, softball games, spelling bees, Gosh, I had the same experiences.”