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Christmas on the Farm [Hardcover]

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Item Specifications...

Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.94" Width: 11.24" Height: 0.56"
Weight:   1.55 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   Pelican Publishing Company
ISBN  1589801083  
EAN  9781589801080  

Availability  4 units.
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Item Description...
The author recalls the holidays he shared with a loving family growing up on an isolated Iowa farm without electicity or running water, but with plenty of good will and Christma spirit, during the 1920s and 1930s.

Publishers Description

Built in 1877, Bob Artley's family farm in Hampton, Iowa, was without indoor plumbing and was heated by a wood- and coal-burning stove. The prevailing atmosphere was love and security, especially during the holiday season. It created a magical childhood that Artley wishes every child could have had the opportunity to experience. This sharing of his memories is an endeavor to make that wish come true.

From the perilous tobogganing sessions to the gleeful receipt of mail-order catalogs for the notations of coveted Christmas gifts, Artley depicts a rural Christmas rife with the simple activities that often go unnoticed. In loving detail, Artley describes the homemade, often impractical, gifts that he and his siblings created for their parents, which were accepted with gratefulness nevertheless. He remembers the "popcorn evenings" his family shared on those cold winter nights and the sumptuous, delightful meals that marked the return of a Yuletide season complete with a personally selected and cut Christmas tree. An Artley family Christmas emphasizes the joys of family and friends over the excess of material wants and needs.

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More About Bob Artley

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Bob Artley was born on his familyis farm, established by his grandfather, in 1917. He began drawing as a boy, receiving extensive encouragement from the Des Moines Register and Tribune is great cartoonist Ding Darling. Drafted in the U.S. Army in 1941, Artley met and married Ginny, a WAC technician who shared the joy of raising four children with him. His career as an editorial cartoonist began at the Des Moines Register and continued at the Worthington (Minn.) Daily Globe, where he developed his syndicated cartoon series Memories of a Former Kid . He is the author of ten books.

Bob Artley currently resides in Hampton.

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Christmas on the farm  Feb 8, 2008
Mr. Artley paints a sweet nostalgic look at Christmas of the past.
From the special homemade toys, to the school Christmas programs.
And how cozy a wood burning stove could make the house.
He make you feel like you are there with his family.
It is a wonderful way for old and young alike to experience an old fashion,
Christmas on the farm.

Christmas on the Farm book  Jan 14, 2008
We love this book! It is a great picture of life on the farm in Iowa not so many years ago. Our grandchildren love reading the book with us and seeing the wonderful pictures.

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