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Tales of Rural Life

Georgia 1938-1946



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Tales of Rural Life by Joann Hunter del Re
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An engaging storybook of childhood memories written in rare limerick style by now eighty-six years young Joann Hunter Del Re, in which she chronicles country life in the Deep South from 1938 to 1946. Following her mother being "taken to Heaven" when Joann was only three months old, she and her three older siblings lived with kin for five years until their father returned with a 19-year old bride and moved them to a farm in Georgia country, which is where her "tales of real life" begin. In limerick form, Joann describes their '40s lifestyle through their childhood adventures, their hardships and their joys, the addition of four more children and many farm animals, building their own home, and how the war changed their lives. Her authentic vocabulary coupled with detailed pen and ink illustrations by her niece Pamela Jo Hunter takes you back in time through her tales of family life on the farm. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be thoroughly captivated with these heartfelt treasures about a time and a place when life was simple and real.

Author Biography

Joann Hunter Del Re has always liked poetry, but didn't discover limericks until 2013. She loved the format and thought she could use it to compose her own. Soon she was writing limericks for birthdays, holidays and other special occasions. Her younger sister, Sandra, who was too young to remember their lives on the farm but loved to listen to Joann's stories, jokingly suggested that she write a book. Joann questioned who would want to read such a book, but then it occurred to her that if she wrote the book in limerick form, people might just enjoy reading it. So, at age 81, she began writing down her "tales of rural life." She had worked twenty years as a legal secretary, but had never written anything herself and never thought of herself as creative. But everyone who read her limericks loved them and encouraged her to pursue publication - and so she did. Pamela Jo Hunter has been working as a graphic designer for almost thirty years, but she has been drawing ever since she could hold a pencil. Work always seems to get in the way of doing what we love, but this project gave her the opportunity to return to her love of drawing, with the added bonus of doing a fun project with her beloved Auntie.
Release date Australia
August 1st, 2018
Illustrated by Pamela Jo Hunter
73 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
Pamela J Hunter Design Inc
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