Hometown Humor and Nostalgia

 

If your children or grandchildren have ever asked you to write down what it was like in the “Olden Days” and you are taken aback because you associate the Olden Days with your grandparents and you are way too busy to sit and write anyway, you might just want to buy some of these books and give them to your family members. Simply say, “It was like this.” You can then get on with your life, and please them at the same time. So, place your order and head out to the golf course or even go hot air ballooning…whatever trips your trigger. Who knows? Maybe your kids will quit stopping in every time they want to borrow your chain saw or have a hot meal without paying. Happy Surfing! (Take it either way.)

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    Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America

    $22.95

    by Eric Dregni
    Hardcover
    In this book, Dregni attempts to answer, "Who are these rather odd Scandinavians in our midst", "What does it actually mean to grow up Scandinavian-American", and what's the deeper side of living amongst Norwegians, Swedes, Finns, Danes, and Icelanders"? To answer these questions, Dregni tracked down and explored both the significant and the ... ... more

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    A Lucky American Childhood

    $17.00

    by Paul Engle
    Paperback
    This book is the 12th in the U/Iowa Press's series, "Singular Lives: The Iowa Series in North American Autobiography." This particular memoir is that of Paul Engle, noted American poet, editor, teacher, literary critic, novelist, and playwright. He is perhaps best remembered as the long-time director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and as ... ... more

 

Nostalgia

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    Minnesota in 3D: A Look Back in Time

    $19.99

    by The Editors of Voyageur Press
    Padded Hardcover
    With Built-in Stereoscope Viewer-Your Glasses to the Past. This Stereoscope book looks like a long-forgotten photo album discovered in Grandma’s attic. It opens up to display a lost world come to life again, but this time through 3-D photography. This fantastic, beautiful book includes a brief, colorful history of stereoscope ... ... more

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    Around the Quilt Frame: Stories and Musings on the Quilter’s Craft

    $17.95 $12.95

    Kari Cornell, ed.
    Hardcover
    Inspired by the sense of community forged by the millions of women who have gathered with friends to quilt throughout history, Around the Quilt Frame focuses on a common bond, and connects today's quilters to those of previous eras. This unique compilation of essays and stories about quilts and quilting blends light-hearted tales with ... ... more

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    Love of Quilts: A Treasury of Classic Quilting Stories

    $14.95 $9.95

    Compiled by C.R. Benberry and C.P. Crabb
    Paperback
    To stitch today's readers to the captivating worlds of quilters in other times and places, 28 short stories about quilts and quilters have been collected from the pages of classic magazines such as "Godey's Lady's Book," "Harper's Bazaar," and "Good Housekeeping." From courtings that nearly went astray to husbands and ... ... more

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    Sunday Afternoon on the Porch: Small Town Iowa, 1939 — 1942

    $29.95

    Photographs by Everett W. Kuntz; Text by Jim Heynen
    Hardcover
    If you find yourself getting more and more interested in "recent" history as you get older, if you prefer the clarity of black and white photos, and if you are one of many fans of Jim Heynen's writing, you will truly appreciate this book of wonderful, ... ... more

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    Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm during the Great Depression

    $12.00

    by Mildred Armstrong Kalish
    Paperback
    According to the New York Times Book Review, this book is "one of the 10 best books of the year". A different sort of memoir that doesn't focus on the hard times, Kalish teaches the reader what life was like as a rural, rigid Methodist Iowan. She never feels sorry for herself ... ... more

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    Blueberry Summers: Growing Up at the Lake

    $19.95

    by Curtiss Anderson
    Harcover
    A "robust" Norwegian-Lutheran family's summers at "The Lake" in the '30s and '40s in Northern Minnesota. Anderson, a nationally recognized editor of many magazines, unknowingly began his prestigious career writing notes and letters on a hand-me-down Underwood typewriter as a young boy. These saved letters are now compiled into a coming-of-age memoir that brings ... ... more

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    The Boys’ House

    $11.95

    by Jim Heynen
    Paperback
    Through 64 short stories, readers meet a group of farm boys who possess all the trouble-making talents of most young boys, yet they recognize and are in awe of the world's tiny miracles. The boys throw tomatoes at passing cars and make coat sails to carry them down a frozen road. Yet, they ... ... more

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    Lutheran Church Basement Women: Lutefisk, Lefse, Lunch and Jell-O

    $14.95

    by Janet Letnes Martin and Allen Todnem
    Paperback
    A humor cookbook with all your favorite church basement recipes supplemented with short stories, theories and great pictures of your aunts and their neighbors. If you don't feel like cooking, just sit down, read this book, laugh right out loud, and order out! ... more

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    Helga Hanson’s Hotflash Handbook

    $4.95

    by Janet Letnes Martin
    Paperback
    Don't waste precious time at night when you can't sleep because another wave of hotflashes has hit you. Get your guilt-filled, soakin' body up out of bed and do something! The handbook tells you what you can do to be productive in the middle of the night, and offers advice on what ... ... more

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    Around the Quilt Frame: Stories and Musings on the Quilter’s Craft

    $17.95 $12.95

    Kari Cornell, ed.
    Hardcover
    Inspired by the sense of community forged by the millions of women who have gathered with friends to quilt throughout history, Around the Quilt Frame focuses on a common bond, and connects today's quilters to those of previous eras. This unique compilation of essays and stories about quilts and quilting blends light-hearted tales with ... ... more

  • Sale! love_of_quilts

    Love of Quilts: A Treasury of Classic Quilting Stories

    $14.95 $9.95

    Compiled by C.R. Benberry and C.P. Crabb
    Paperback
    To stitch today's readers to the captivating worlds of quilters in other times and places, 28 short stories about quilts and quilters have been collected from the pages of classic magazines such as "Godey's Lady's Book," "Harper's Bazaar," and "Good Housekeeping." From courtings that nearly went astray to husbands and ... ... more