Summary: Everyone has a story to tell. In The Old Timer Says, Jerry Apps provides writers and non-writers alike space and inspiration to capture their own stories. He begins by describing the benefits and joys of journaling. On the journal’s lined pages, Jerry includes a collection of “Old Timer” sayings inspired by the one-liners, bits of philosophy, and advice he heard from farmers he knew growing up. They serve as gentle writing prompts while reminding folks that our personal histories are worth recording.
About the Author: Jerry Apps was born and raised on a central Wisconsin farm. He is a former county extension agent and professor emeritus for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Today he works as a rural historian, full-time writer, and creative writing instructor.