Do you remember the dime stores of the 60s? Did you ever shop at G.C. Murphy's, Woolworth's, or Newberry's? Discount department stores became very popular in the 70s and dime stores began to close. Stores like Kmart, Grant City, Murphy's Mart, Hills, and Ames provided a great shopping experience for American families. Most of those chains closed their doors in the 80s and 90s. The glory days of department store shopping have faded away and we now live in a big box world. I always loved shopping in downtown Defiance, Ohio when I was growing up in the 60s.
The events and people mentioned in this audiobook span three generations of the DeFreece family, but the audiobook could be the story of any family that had to carry on through job loss, bankruptcy, home fires, disease epidemics, and the loss of loved ones through the Depression era. Follow the trials and tribulations of a large family at the beginning of the 19th century. Hear about their pain and desperation during the darkest years of the Great Depression,and how they banded together to pull through.
"Tales from Tennesee"
Becky Corwin-Adams columns have appeared under the title "The Empty Nest". These columns range from humorous takes on life, heartfelt dog rescue pieces, and stories about major storms. The author reminisces about dog parks, delivering newspapers, dime stores, and monster truck rallies. Becky's adventures included meeting her favorite major league baseball player and crossing paths with celebrities in a hotel elevator in Las Vegas.
"Got me at Jungle Jims"
This short audiobook is a memoir of a guinea pig and his family, set in the 1960's through the 1990's. Mr. Bridgette was a real guinea pig adopted in 1995 by an animal loving family in a small northwest Ohio town. The family owned a variety of pets over the years. Among the most memorable pets were the guinea pigs. Mr. Bridgette was given the honor of writing his story. He remembers the details of his life as if it just happened yesterday.
"Guinea pig tales"
Tabby was a real cat, born in 1965 to an animal loving family in a small northwest Ohio town. The family owned at least 14 cats over the years. Three of the most memorable cats were three generations of felines: mother, daughter, and granddaughter. Tabby was the daughter of Shadow, one of the earlier cats.
"Lovable, Wholesome Cat Tale For The Entire Family!"
Our class went to the school library for a research project. As I was looking for a book, a note that was folded up like a football flew over the top of a six-foot-high bookshelf and landed at my feet. It was a request for my friend Cindy and me to go on a double date with Randy and his best friend, Tim. The following day, a five-pound bag of sour balls mysteriously appeared in my locker, along with another note requesting a date.
"Laugh Out Loud Funny Memoir"
For more than 10 years, Becky Corwin-Adams has been a freelance writer and columnist for The Farmland News in Archbold, Ohio. Her columns have appeared under the title "The Empty Nest". These columns address topics such as humorous takes on life, heartfelt dog rescue pieces, and stories about major storms.
"The Best Of Empty Nest"
Follow the Cast-Off Cocker Spaniels as they deal with surgeries, grooming mishaps, seizures, and emergency room visits.
"Love your dogs?"
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a military wife? Did you know that young military families often struggle to survive on military pay? Listen to this book to learn more about the adventures and struggles of an 18-year-old Air Force wife. If being a young military wife wasn't difficult enough, add a baby to the family. The adventures begin at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois where the family of three lived in their first apartment. An overflowing bathtub, a missing hamster, and some too close neighbors added to the mayhem.
"What a legacy!"
Becky Corwin-Adams and her husband, Randy, are members of a walking club, the American Volkssport Association. With the "help" of their dogs, they complete a 10-kilometer (six-mile) walk almost every weekend, but that's only the beginning of their walking adventures.
"This was unexpected"
The perfect book for any Cocker Spaniel lover! After having several stories published in Happy Tails Books' Lost Souls: FOUND! series as well as many articles about rescue in local newspapers, Becky Corwin-Adams wrote her own book: Cast-Off Cocker Spaniels. This book highlights her foster and forever dogs' antics and challenges. A portion of proceeds are donated back to Cocker Spaniel rescue.
When middle-aged couple Reggie and Abbie Bartlett moved to a new town, they found themselves in need of exercise and a little excitement. Intrigued by a classified ad for square dance lessons, they sign up. As they progress from beginners to "official" square dancers, they get much more than they bargained for.
The events and people mentioned in this book span 13 generations, covering nearly three centuries of family history. The story begins in 1495 when the Bruner family lived in Switzerland. It continues with the 1729 immigration of the Bruner family from Germany to America. Many generations of the Bruner family have been proud to call America their home. This branch of the Bruner family settled in Maryland and later relocated to Ohio. The village of Brunersburg in Defiance County, Ohio was first settled by this family.