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Dorathy V. Eberly Fry: Pennsylvania German Teacher and Storyteller - edited by C. Richard Beam and Jennifer L. Trout

Dorathy V. Eberly Fry: Pennsylvania German Teacher and Storyteller

edited by C. Richard Beam and Jennifer L. Trout

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Born in 1914, Dorathy V. Fry became in due time the greatest female produced by the Pennsylvania German culture. She was raised in the dialect-speaking home of her grandparents, which enabled her to speak knowingly of daily life on a PA German farm. She earned her teaching degree from Millersville State Normal School and later taught at Fairview, Fetter's Clay, and Ephrata Schools in Lancaster Co., Pa. She was a major contributor to the publication Pennsylvania German Words in Context. The author regularly visited with Dot Fry and Dot would tell stories about her life; these taped interviews have been transcribed in this volume. The stories are printed in PA Dutch and English. (415pp. color illus. Center for PA German Studies, 2014.)