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      The Quiet Season: Remembering Country Winters

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      Hardcover: $22.95
      160 pages
      ISBN: 9780870206078

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      By Jerry Apps

      "The frost-covered windows in my bedroom, the frigid walks to the country school, the excitement of a blizzard. …”

      Jerry Apps recalls winters growing up on a farm in central Wisconsin during the latter years of the Depression and through World War II. Before electricity came to this part of Waushara County, farmers milked cows by hand with the light of a kerosene lantern, woodstoves heated the drafty farm homes, and "making wood” was a major part of every winter’s work.

      The children in Jerry’s rural community walked to a country school that was heated with a woodstove and had no indoor plumbing. Wisconsin winters then were a time of reflection, of planning for next year, and of families drawing together. Jerry describes how winter influenced farm families and suggests that those of us who grow up with harsh northern winters are profoundly affected in ways we don’t often realize.

      By Jerry Apps

      "The frost-covered windows in my bedroom, the frigid walks to the country school, the excitement of a blizzard. …”

      Jerry Apps recalls winters growing up on a farm in central Wisconsin during the latter years of the Depression and through World War II. Before electricity came to this part of Waushara County, farmers milked cows by hand with the light of a kerosene lantern, woodstoves heated the drafty farm homes, and "making wood” was a major part of every winter’s work.

      The children in Jerry’s rural community walked to a country school that was heated with a woodstove and had no indoor plumbing. Wisconsin winters then were a time of reflection, of planning for next year, and of families drawing together. Jerry describes how winter influenced farm families and suggests that those of us who grow up with harsh northern winters are profoundly affected in ways we don’t often realize.

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      Publication Year2013
      Page Count160
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      Trim Size5.5 x 8 inches
      AuthorJerry Apps

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      Products specifications
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      PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
      ISBN Number

      978-0-87020-607-8

      Publication Year2013
      Page Count160
      Illustrations
      Format/BindingHardcover
      Trim Size5.5 x 8 inches
      AuthorJerry Apps
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