Appalachian Childhood: Memories of Growing up in Rural Southern Ohio During the Mid 20th Century

Appalachian Childhood Memories of Growing up in Rural Southern Ohio During the Mid th Century If these hills could talk what would they say That question may soon be answered in a book called Appalachian Childhood written by Marilyn Thornton Thompson Schraff Schraff who was raised on a a

  • Title: Appalachian Childhood: Memories of Growing up in Rural Southern Ohio During the Mid 20th Century
  • Author: Marilyn Thornton Schraff
  • ISBN: 9780982798300
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Paperback
  • If these hills could talk, what would they say That question may soon be answered in a book called Appalachian Childhood, written by Marilyn Thornton Thompson Schraff.Schraff, who was raised on a 40 acre farm in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Kitts Hill, located in Lawrence County, is giving residents of Southeastern Ohio the first chance to read her neIf these hills could talk, what would they say That question may soon be answered in a book called Appalachian Childhood, written by Marilyn Thornton Thompson Schraff.Schraff, who was raised on a 40 acre farm in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Kitts Hill, located in Lawrence County, is giving residents of Southeastern Ohio the first chance to read her newly published book this Saturday with a book signing at The Bowen House.Using childhood memories, photographs, and research, Schraff introduces readers to her experiences of growing up in rural Appalachian culture during the mid 20th century, telling tales of her family life, experiences with prejudices, education, religion, food and the community.Growing up in the foothills of the mountains was a very unique experience, she said My mother made my clothes from feed sacks, even our underclothes We made our own butter, and milked our own cows, and raised our own gardens Family was number one A post graduate class on multicultural literature opened her eyes to the possibility that many people in Southeastern Ohio may not know what the culture of their predecessors really is I was amazed that children and adults are learning about cultures all over the world, but know little about what s going on in their country and state, so I thought it was important for people to know about Appalachian culture From there, Schraff began a journey into her own childhood that led her to write a book about her experiences growing up as a child of Appalachia I grew up in the country where everyone was so loving and sharing towards other people, she explained Everyone was willing to drive other people s kids to church even if their parents didn t go I had an accident on the road and people came and picked me up and arranged for me to go to the hospital Education was very important in her community, she continued, saying that her school lacked what students now take for granted It sounds very crazy to say this, but it wasn t the material things that counted We still had a desire to learn and our teachers still made it interesting On my school bus alone, there were 14 students who became teachers, aside from the ones who became doctors and lawyers and engineers and businessmen She also talks about her family history, including some members who were arrested for making moonshine My mother s brothers did time for making moonshine and bootlegging it, so I saw both sides of the spectrum, she said My dad s family was pretty much different from that Her book is not on the market yet because she wants to visit the places dearest to her first, she says Schraff moved to the Logan area in 1982 with her two daughters, and worked at Berne Union High School and for the Hocking County Board of Developmental Disabilities It was a great place to raise children, in Logan It s a great community the people are wonderful, she said.

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