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Gertrude Coulter shares Nostalgic Recollection of Life’s Ups and Downs in A Captivating Memoir

The author takes readers to a nostalgic walk down memory lane highlighting how life’s changes bring out unexpected events.

West Memphis, Arkansas – WEBWIRE

A true inspiration and a bright way of walking down memory lane.

The book “The Dibs and Dabs of My Life” is a delightful stroll down memory lane presented by the author Gertrude Coulter. The book is the filled with the author’s recollection of stories of her childhood in Tennessee, from her experience during the era of the Depression to her 70th high school reunion. The stories presented in the author’s memoir are nostalgic yet compelling and sweet.
The author reminisces her childhood days where “anyone could walk around the block after dark without feeling afraid,” how her grandmother would wring chickens’ necks for dinner, the moment the first electric refrigerator arrived and memories of disrupting school with her twin brother. After she got out of high school, she married a man named Thurman; yet, after four years of marriage she came to realize that he was unfaithful, and worse, abusive. After 13 years, she then divorced her husband and took on the role of both mother and father to her four children. As a single parent at 30 years old, she attended Memphis State College to become a teacher and moved her family to Lepanto. She shares her beginnings as a teacher and her journey to finally earning a college degree and eventually to being an elementary school principal.
The book does not only highlight her glorious days as a child, student, teacher and mother but also touches on the new chapter of her life as a retiree and her heartbreak when she lost one of her children. The book also follows her adventures travelling and camping around the country and her joyful 70th high school reunion.
This captivating and nostalgic read is recommended for readers looking for heartwarming literature that is surely full of inspiration and will spark hope and courage within every soul.
“The Dibs and Dabs of My Life” by Gertrude Coulter has been selected as one of the many inspiring and illuminating reads to be presented in the 2018 BookExpo New Title Showcase on May 30, 2018.
The Dibs and Dabs of My Life
Written by: Gertrude Coulter
Published by: WestBow Press
Published date: January 12, 2017
Paperback price: $9.93
About the Author:
Gertrude Coulter was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. Right out of high school, she got married and had four children. She attended Memphis State University but later on moved to Lepanto, Arkansas and continued her studies at Arkansas State University. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in education, a Master’s degree in education, and an elementary administration certification. She has taught third grade students and has served as an elementary school principal and supervisor. She has retired as assistant superintendent in West Memphis, Arkansas. Now retired, she enjoys travelling and camping. She now lives in West Memphis, Arkansas. Gertrude Coulter made her debut as an author through her book “The Dibs and Dabs of My Life.”

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