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A Memory at Large
by Margaret Mason
A Memory at Large is the compilation of memories of a 67-year-old woman. These memories are based on truth as she sees it. She was inspired to write after the many encouraging side notes that Mrs. Parker had put on her writing papers at Mid-State College. She started writing short stories to give her daughter, Rose, an idea of what it was like to live in the late-forties. She had meant to only touch on the fun times, but as she wrote, she realized the not-so-fun times were creeping in and some of the stories were graphic enough to be upsetting to her, the writer, not to mention her daughter, Rose, also. She continued writing, thinking it would be therapeutic in some small way.
About the Author
The author was born and brought up in central Maine, in the 1940s, when life was much different than that of today. After working in the area mills for 38 years, she returned to school and received a degree as a medical secretary, graduating from college 40 years after graduating from high school.
She has survived a life that not many could have, but through all the injustice and sickness of the generation before her, she has become a generous friend, a kindhearted person, and someone with a phenomenal sense of humor. She makes everyone laugh, with simple, mundane happenings that no one else thinks of and laughter is the one thing that is always around her.
(2011, paperback, 98 pages)