My father has an interesting life story as well as an interesting family story. He recently approached me to write these two stories down, and I took him up on the offer. He understood that his story wasn’t unique, yet the people were. His goal was to get the details down for the family as a keepsake. I saw something bigger.
Growing up in a small town in the 1930’s and 40’s would make an interesting book in and of itself, were it not for the well-kept—and not-so-well-kept—secrets that abound in every family and every town. The question became how to present the story. Read more.