PLOW A STRAIGHT ROW, Willisville Beginnings and Beyond.
By Imel H. Willis, 2005
Coffee table quality, handsomely bound in ruby red Buckram cloth cover and gold embossed lettering.
This family history book is packed with first-hand narratives of early rural Indiana life. The author writes about life "the way it was" in the early Willisville, Indiana community, the one-room schools, the Mom & Pop store and more. (Petersburg, Winslow)
It contains a true life history of portions of southern Indiana, during the twenties and thirties, extending into the forties and fifties from Willis's personal perspective.
The first chapter contains stories small children relate to, while laying a foundational background for the more informational portions. Later chapters discuss the struggles of a poor farm boy during the Depression years to attend Indiana University and to improve his station in life. The book is informative, uplifting, and enjoyable. THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING, older folks, former farm boys, teachers, etc.
New in shrink-wrap.
544 pages; almost 2 inches thick.
Willis genealogy, includes 5,200 descendants of Thomas and Anne Willis of North Carolina
Hoover, Harvey, Parker, more.
James, O.W. (Orace Wayne), Marybelle, Leila, Morris, Wesley, Floyd, Anita, Inez, Janet, Sandy, Sandra