Papa Said

Papa Said

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by Winona Ruth Gunther
     
 

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“I remembered Papa bringing me to the general store as a child. I could still see the potbellied stove with its chrome footrests on all sides, circled with old oak chairs where the old-timers sat exchanging stories and jokes. Well-used brass spittoons were strategically placed nearby. This was the gathering place for the farmers and old-timers in the area.

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“I remembered Papa bringing me to the general store as a child. I could still see the potbellied stove with its chrome footrests on all sides, circled with old oak chairs where the old-timers sat exchanging stories and jokes. Well-used brass spittoons were strategically placed nearby. This was the gathering place for the farmers and old-timers in the area.

“Papa was the only educated veterinarian for miles around. He knew, when he went into the store, he would be giving free medical advice to anyone who asked. He didn’t mind until they tried to treat an animal themselves and waited until it was near death before calling him, expecting a miracle.”

“The storm intensified. The rain came down in sheets. The wind became a whirling, threatening monster, tearing at our little frame house. Lightning split the sky open, followed by loud claps of thunder. I was glad Papa was home. I was never afraid when he was there. I watched from the window, hoping to see Papa coming back. When lightning flashed, it lit up the whole yard and barn, and I could see Papa climbing the ladder of the windmill. The huge blades flopped wildly in the wind and I could hear the loose chain hit the metal framework. I was so frightened, I could scarcely breathe.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462402441
Publisher:
Inspiring Voices
Publication date:
07/28/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
164
Sales rank:
869,844
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Winona Ruth Gunther, the fourth of twelve children, writes of her childhood memories in Papa Said. While raising two children, she hosted a radio interview program and later became a realtor. Retired, she lives in the home she shared with her late husband in Solana Beach, California, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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Papa Said 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My copy arrived in the mail today and I couldn't put it down until I came to the very end!!! I am the youngest grandchild of the autor's "Aunt Mae" so it was a wonderful trip down memory lane for me. The author really brought out what everyday living was like in those days.
MoeKA More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book, I had no idea that my dad and brothers and sisters all lived in a time where Indians still lived around the area and how they had nothing modern compared to my generation growing up. The trading and horse farming described in detail is fantastic of their generation. It's a fantastic read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An easy read that kept my attention throughout. Helped me see more of what pre-depression era rural America was like. I really enjoyed the way she explained the common everyday parts of life such as canning and butchering. You really got a feel of what family really meant to people at that time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Each chapter is a great read on its own, and together they paint a very real picture of how families got along in that time period. Also interesting is that the stories are shared from the perspective of a younger child's eyes, but granted the humor and experience of age. I loved it.