New book coming soon!

This is a preliminary announcement about a new book I finished writing yesterday, and sent to a historical society to publish. Watch this space for additional details.

The book is a collection of memories about growing up in rural Pennsylvania in the 1953 to 1971 timeframe anecdotes about regular folks in a simpler time. I wrote it to provide a glimpse of what life was like for a subset of the baby boomer generation: The country kids.

I was raised in Mercer County and frequented the farms of my grandparents in Somerset County. My childhood friends and I had the good fortune to have the whole countryside as our own to explore and master, and made our own adventures. We took risks and made mistakes, had our share of lumps and bruises, and learned a lot along the way not the least of which was self-reliance. All in all, not a bad way to grow up. What does it all mean? Very little in the overall scope of things I suppose, except to shine a light on the way things once were.

L. Dietle, March 25, 2024.

New book coming soon.

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