Springfield Girl, a Memoir

Springfield Girl, a Memoir

by Martha Frances Bell White



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Springfield Girl, a Memoir by Martha Frances Bell White

Martha White tells a story of her growing up in the small Tennessee town of Springfield, famous for a certain type of dark fired tobacco. Martha always has considered herself to be a city girl, she had put behind her the cold water pump, out house and unevenly heated log cabin house. She reflects upon her town society, return to the farm and the discoveries found along the way. A time period from WWI to Vietnam, this story fills in the spaces of history between the wars. This is a first effort for Martha Frances Bell White Dillon. An autobiography about middle Tennessee during time changes from mule teams to 75 mph expressways. she taught English at various times during her 27 years of teaching in Davidson County and Metro public schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780976192107
Publisher: Wand In Magic
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Springfield Girl a Memoir1
Chapter 1The Years Before2
Chapter 2The Little Girl11
Chapter 3The Tragedy23
Chapter 4Daddy's Sister, My Aunt Mamie, was a Dear30
Chapter 5With "Aunt Johnnie's" Help Mother and I Managed39
Chapter 6Summers with Auntie, Uncle Arthur, Aunt Effie and Uncle Clem48
Chapter 7The Remaining Grade School Years in Springfield56
Chapter 8The Junior High School Years in Springfield66
Chapter 9The High School Years in Springfield71
Chapter 10Ray White and Middle Tennessee State Teachers College95
Chapter 11A Young Married Couple111
Chapter 12Our Two Little Boys Howard and John124
Chapter 13The War Years143
Chapter 14On the Farm in Murfreesboro167
Chapter 15Early Years at 410 Lynwood Blvd190
Chapter 16My Boys, Howard and John, and Boys' Club Camp214
Chapter 17More About Howard and John on Lynwood Blvd234
Chapter 18Teaching Prior to Desegregation246
Chapter 19A Six-weeks tour of Europe256
Chapter 20My Two Grown Sons264
Chapter 21Dealing with Desegregation268
Chapter 22The Close277

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