Dancing in My Nightgown: The Rhythms of Widowhood

Dancing in My Nightgown: The Rhythms of Widowhood

by Betty Auchard
     
 

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Married when she was barely 19, Betty Auchard went straight from her parents' home to her husband's bed. She raised four children, returned to college, taught art in the public school system, and became a grandmother, a published artist, a retiree, and then a widow. When she loses her husband of almost 49 years to cancer, widowhood forces Betty to find out what

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Married when she was barely 19, Betty Auchard went straight from her parents' home to her husband's bed. She raised four children, returned to college, taught art in the public school system, and became a grandmother, a published artist, a retiree, and then a widow. When she loses her husband of almost 49 years to cancer, widowhood forces Betty to find out what she can do on her own. She has a lot to learn, having never been single before. She was not freeway literate, nor had she ever used a computer. And she had never paid the bills by herself. Facing her new responsibilities, this septuagenarian makes all kinds of mistakes. These short, upbeat, inspiring stories tell us how this spunky woman got through widowhood-she decides to dance instead of sitting on the sidelines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932173758
Publisher:
Stephens Press, LLC
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Betty Auchard was a retired art teacher when her husband, Denny, died. For her, writing became a way to heal, eventually taking on a life of its own. Her stories have been published in the "Chocolate for a Woman's Soul" series, the San Jose Mercury News and other periodicals.

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