Theres a Thelma Knobel in everyones life. Shes the person taking charge the one who knows instinctively how things should be. Today, Thelma would be described as an alpha personality. But while growing up, her daughter, Peggy, saw her as a dictator albeit a benevolent, loving one. They clashed from the beginning Peggy, the horse-crazy tomboy, and Thelma, a genteel controllin...
|Title||:||About My Mother... True Stories of a Horse-Crazy Daughter and Her Baseball-Obsessed Mother|
|Number of Pages||:||171 pages|
About My Mother... True Stories of a Horse-Crazy Daughter and Her Baseball-Obsessed Mother Reviews
Love Mrs Rowe’s writing style and sense of humor. She understands timing and avoids being pedantic, as many “rookie” writers are prone to be. Hopefully she’ll continue to write!
I enjoyed every story in this book. I had much the same childhood except for the baseball. Saturday’s were for cleaning - dusting, mopping, washing clothes, drying them on the line and then ironing. Books, not horses, were my obsession but love was expressed in actions rather than words. Thanks for sharing your stories with us.
Basically read this wonderful book in one sitting! Way to good to put down for very long! Wonderful and heartwarming story that reminded me of great memories of my Great Grandmother (who scared me as a little girl) who was no nonsense, my Grandmother who was extremely laid back and easy going and very quick to cause an uproar at times. and my mother who was a combination of them depending on the situation! Thank you for a wonderful and entertaining read and a great trip down memory ...more
This is a laugh out loud engaging book that will lift your spirits. I listened to the audio version and have to say, hearing Peggy's voice tell these stories was a plus. This is a feel good book, light hearted, very entertaining and a pleasure to read.
I didn't want it to end.
So well written and so heart-warming. In a world where there is so much pain and division, this book reminded me that there is comfort in the day to day. Peggy's writing is so lovely. And now I am going to call my mom :).
Such a lovely collection of sweet, entertaining stories! I genuinely enjoyed them! Mrs. Rowe has a true gift as her writing comes across as though it were done effortlessly. I look forward to reading more by her in the future.
I've been following Mike Rowe for ages on Facebook and have always enjoyed the letters and emails he reads from his mother... so of course I had to order this book when I had the chance. It's just as charming, funny and touching as her notes to Mike have always been and I'm really hoping she decides to pull together another book, soon!
What a delightful collection of stories about family, when life was so very different than today. Love.