Saturday, January 21, 2017

Winter's Challenging Moments

My hometown weekly newspaper, the Waushara Argus, said it all in a headline that read, “Ice storm shuts down Waushara County schools and businesses: Sheriff reports 22 slide-offs and crashes over two days.”

All of southern and central Wisconsin and much of the Midwest saw people sliding, slipping and falling this past week. Driving off the road or into each other. Late for work or not getting to work at all. Salting and sanding. Chipping and pounding. Fighting the dreaded ice that coated everything and refused to budge.

The road past my farm was so icy that the sand truck had to back down the road to get some traction from its own sand. No danger of backing into another car. There were no other cars.

The irony of it all. My new book, NEVER CURSE THE RAIN, came out last week. And I heard from a friend, “What about freezing rain? What’s your take on freezing rain? Okay to curse freezing rain?”

“Sure,” I said go right ahead. But keep straight the difference between “freezing rain” and “rain.” I said.

“Huh,” my friend answered.

THE OLD TIMER SAYS: Winter has its challenging moments.


Sunday, January 29, 2:00 p.m. Midvale Lutheran Church, 4329 Tokay Blvd. (corner of Midvale and Tokay), Fellowship Hall. Launch of new book, NEVER CURSE THE RAIN. Books available on site for sale and signing from Mystery to Me bookstore. All are welcome. Enter the church from the parking lot. Enter north door where an elevator is available to lower level Fellowship Hall.

Monday, January 30, Channel 3, Madison. Live at Four program. Discussion of NEVER CURSE THE RAIN.

Saturday, February 4, 10:00 a.m. Patterson Memorial Library, Wild Rose. Book talk and signing. NEVER CURSE THE RAIN.
Saturday, February 11, 2:15. Garden Expo, Alliant Center, Madison. Roshara Journal

Sunday, February 12, 1:00 p.m. Garden Expo, Alliant Center, Madison. TV documentary “Never Curse the Rain” book signing and discussion.

Purchase Jerry’s DVDS and his Books from the Patterson Memorial Library in Wild Rose, Wisconsin (a fundraiser for them):

The library now has available signed copies of Jerry’s DVDs:
Emmy Winner, A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps (based on The Quiet Season book.)

Jerry Apps a Farm Story (based on Rural Wit and Wisdom and Old Farm books.)

The Land with Jerry Apps, (based on the book Whispers and Shadows.)

Also available are several of Jerry’s signed books including: Jerry’s newest novel, The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County. and Wisconsin Agriculture: A History.

Jerry’s newest books, Roshara Journal (with photos by Steve Apps) and Telling Your Story—a guide book for those who want to write their stories—are also available.

Contact the library for prices and special package deals.
Patterson Memorial Library
500 Division Street
Wild Rose, WI 54984

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