Hats off to my home town community of Wild Rose—located in central Wisconsin and a goodly distance from any major city. And a special thanks to the staff of Patterson Memorial Library, its Friend’s Group, and Director Kent Barnard.
On an evening when the leaves had mostly fallen from the trees, the grass was dead, and it felt like winter was just around the corner, people gathered at Wild Rose High school to enjoy cookies and cider, and to see a special premier showing of Wisconsin Public TV’s new documentary, “Winter on the Farm with Jerry Apps.” More than 300 people watched the show, chatted with each other, asked questions, and shared their stories.
It was a wonderful example of groups cooperating in putting on the event: Wisconsin Public TV, Wisconsin Historical Society Press (publishers of The Quiet Season on which the show was based), and the village of Wild Rose--its high school, the Kiwanis Club and of course Patterson Memorial Library.
Much thanks to all for a very special evening for my wife and me.
THE OLD TIMER SAYS: For those of us who grew up in the north, winter is a season that never leaves us.
SPECIAL EVENT: December 4, 7:00 p.m. Premier showing of “A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps.” All Wisconsin public TV stations.
November 21: Wisconsin Historical Society Museum (On the Square). 6:30 p.m. The Quiet Season.
December 7, Velveteen Rabbit Book Store, 20 Sherman Avenue East, Fort Atkinson, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Book signing.
December 8, Barnes and Noble West, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Book signing.
December 14, Fireside Books, West Bend, 10:30 to 2:30 p.m. Presentation and book signing.