Once There Was A Farm by Virginia Bell DabneyOnce There Was A Farm by Virginia Bell Dabney

Once There Was A Farm

byVirginia Bell Dabney

Paperback | November 1, 1998

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Nearly fifty years after she left the family farm of her childhood, Virginia Bell Dabney was compelled to write a memoir. She and her two sisters were raised on a Virginia farm during the hardscrabble years of the 1920s and 1930s. Her determined, independent mother managed to make a life for her family, despite hardships such as the Depression and a fire that destroyed their home. Although raised in a spare environment where leaky ceilings and cold winter nights were the norm, Dabney finds much to love, and to rejoice over, in her country upbringing: the wonder of hens laying eggs, the sensations associated with milking a cow, her warm friendship with her mother's black maid. The remarkable clarity of her half-century-old memories and her simple, unaffected tone bring this country childhood unforgettably to life.
Title:Once There Was A FarmFormat:PaperbackDimensions:283 pages, 8.55 × 5.55 × 0.84 inPublished:November 1, 1998Publisher:UNIVERSITY PRESS OF VIRGINIA

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813918472

ISBN - 13:9780813918471