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That's the Way it Was- Interviews of Ozark Folk Born in the 1800s

Thelma S. McManus

Editore: Acclaim Press, 2008
ISBN 10: 1935001108 / ISBN 13: 9781935001102
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Titolo: That's the Way it Was- Interviews of Ozark ...

Casa editrice: Acclaim Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2008

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Riassunto: That's the Way it Was is a collection of wonderful stories of yesteryear, weaving tales handed down from generation to generation and describing a way of life long since past, but somehow strangely familiar. In this book, Ripley County resident and story teller in her own right, Thelma S. McManus, has captured the essence of rural America and life in the Ozarks, recounted by folks some would call senior citizens. These stories recount a time when days were long and the work was hard; when God was feared and a man's word was his bond; and when neighbors weren't strangers, but friends. For some, this book will bring back happy memories of childhood and the way things used to be... others will gain a sense of respect and admiration for those who came before. Read That's the Way it Was... and learn.

L'autore: A New Yorker by birth but a Missourian by choice, Thelma McManus holds degrees from New York University and the University of Missouri. After WWII, she lived and worked in Great Britain as a librarian before returning to this country during the Korean conflict to accept a commission as a First Lieutenant in the Women s Army Corps. Her late husband, Orville O. McManus, was a native of Ripley County and a career Army officer. When he retired in 1960, they came home on a visit and, like the man who came to dinner, stayed. In Doniphan, Mrs. McManus became a school librarian until their youngest son, who was handicapped, could not attend public school. She then turned her interests in history and genealogy into a vocation and called the enterprise Kissin Kin. She enjoys a wide reputation for her research as a genealogist and local history writer. A member of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) since 1969, she was certified in 1971. She is now a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). A charter member of the Missouri State Genealogical Association (MoSGA), she has served as Library Director for several years. She is also a member of several other genealogical societies. In 1987 she received the Director s Award from the MoSGA for help in passage of HB60 to protect abandoned cemeteries in the State of Missouri. She has written and compiled several books on Ripley County and on Ripley County cemeteries. Recently she collaborated with Ray and Ruth Burson, editors of Ripley County, Missouri: History and Heritage, published by Acclaim Press in 2007. Mrs. McManus is a stamp collector and knits during football season. During baseball season, she cheers (or groans) for the New York Yankees. A member of the Doniphan United Methodist Church, she is a member of the choir and is the church historian. She serves Ripley County as a member of the Doniphan/Ripley County Library Board. Thelma and her husband had four sons, the youngest now deceased. There are five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren who complete the family. Since her husband s death in 2003, she has trained to become a volunteer in the Long-term Care Ombudsman Program and just recently received The President s Volunteer Service Award (Bronze) for her work in the program. She volunteers in Doniphan. In her spare time, she reads (mostly mysteries and history), likes to make jellies and find a good place to eat catfish. She lives in Doniphan, in the house she and her husband built in 1961 the only house they ever owned.

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