Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Dry Beans in the Snow and other Reflections

by Evelyn Adell Potter
This book, first published in 1992, is in its second printing. Dry Beans in the Snow and other Reflections is a collection of stories Potter wrote years ago for the Livermore Falls Advertiser. Potter's recollections span her childhood in Readfield Depot during the Depression and WWII, where she was born and grew up in the same homes with her parents, and paternal great grandparents and grandparents. The book also includes stories from throughout her years of married life with husband Henry and about their children and grandchildren. Potter was born, and has always lived, in the small central Maine town of Readfield. She attended Kents Hill School and was Secretary to the Headmaster for many years and also on staff at Readfield Town Office for many years. She has had articles published in several magazines and newspapers. Her hobbies, besides writing, include dancing and time with her family and many friends. Mrs. Potter is also an active member of the Readfield Historical Society and is recognized as the Readfield, Maine historian. She currently serves on the Readfield Cemetery Committee, Union Meeting House Advisory Board and is an active member of the Readfield History Walkers.

1 comment:

  1. Dale this wonderful. I had no idea your mother had written a book. I can't wait to read it! I love seeing familiar names from my childhood. Sometimes I am really homesick for Readfield even though I love where I
    m living. It was a wonderful place to grow up.