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A Medley of Memories: The Recollections of Arvilla Shenk Bechtel - Carol Bechtel Ryan

A Medley of Memories: The Recollections of Arvilla Shenk Bechtel

Carol Bechtel Ryan

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Spanning 90 years of recollections, this book includes amusing anecdotes; sketches; photos; some genealogy on the Shenk, Bechtel, and related families; selected illustrations from penmanship, birthday, and autograph books; remembered poems and songs; comments about the Great Depression; and a handwritten recipe book begun in 1928. A real treasure is her diary (1930-1952) which includes births, unusual weather, vacations, baptisms, ordinations, weddings, events at Vincent Mennonite Church, and daily life on the farm in Chester Co., Pa. Over 300 illustrations (many in full color). (400pp. color illus. index. hardcover. Author, 2001.)


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