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Barcode30293101899404
StatusChecked Out
LocationClark County
Call NoKB Mess
TitleAn Appalachian boy's life : a walk in three centuries / Flem R. Messer
AuthorMesser, Flem R. author.
CollectionNF KY Biography
Total Circ1
NumReserves0
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
Checked OutClark County30293101899404KB Mess3/31/2021 Due on 5/6/2021Clark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781478784227
International Standard Book Number 1478784229
Personal Name Messer, Flem R. author.
Title Statement An Appalachian boy's life : a walk in three centuries / Flem R. Messer
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice [United States] : Outskirts Press, 2017.
Physical Description 301 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
General Note Kentucky authors.
Summary, Etc. In the years since my retirement in 2009, I have taken a great deal of time to look back on the past 81 years of my life. I have had an extraordinary variety of experiences going back to a world of almost no education in one-room schools, which I dropped out of in the fourth grade at age 15. We were totally dependent on the land because that is where we grew and harvested almost all of our food with the help of mule-drawn plows and wood burning stove to prepare what we ate. Even though I was born in 1935, the experiences of my life have spanned three centuries. During the first 10 years of my life, the way we lived was no different than the way my great grandparents lived who were born in the 1860s. There were no modern conveniences of any kind during the first 10 to 15 years of my life. Unlike most of what has been written about the Appalachian communities, ours was a cooperative barter society where people worked together and always helped each other when there was a need. I am extremely fortunate to now live in a world where I can speak my memories into a microphone and my computer automatically converts them into typed text. I have had the opportunity to know and work with many wonderful people down through the decades. Unfortunately, most of my childhood friends never had the opportunity to explore the world the way I have been privileged to do.
Subject-Personal Name Messer, Flem R.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Poverty Appalachian Region Kentucky.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Authors, American 20th century.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Kentucky authors.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Education Appalachian Region Kentucky.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Appalachian Region.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Appalachian Region History.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Appalachian Region 20th century Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Appalachian Region Social life and customs.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Kentucky History Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Kentucky Authors.
Index Term-Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Index Term-Genre/Form Biographies.

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