“Joy never forgets that the biggest part of history is ‘story.’ She has a gift for transforming the facts of one Iowa farm family’s struggles, joys and tremendous sacrifices during the Great Depression and World War 2 into significant stories of grit, resourcefulness and power of the human spirit. We live in a world shaped by the World War 2 generation’s courage, personal responsibility, humility, work ethic, commitment, integrity and service to others.
“If you wish to make a positive impact with your own life, there’s no better place to find inspiration than in the lives of the Wilson family.”
Darcy Dougherty Maulsby is Iowa’s Storyteller and part of family that operates a Century Farm in Calhoun County near Lake City and Yetter. She also runs her own marketing/communications company, and is the author of several books, including A Culinary History of Iowa, and Dallas County.
Darcy’s website. Her Amazon Author Page.
A great endorsement, and a great goal: always remembering that the heart of history is the story!
Oh, I wish my history “teachers” had known that!
Congratulations on the endorsement, Joy! It’s wonderful!!
It’s been fun! Darcy has published a couple of my photos in her county histories, and she even quoted me in the one about Des Moines restaurants.
I love this and it’s so true!!!! Haha, I read what you wrote above about history teachers. No kidding. I wish my science teachers knew there was story in science, too :(.
I didn’t struggle in sciences, but stories would have enhanced it.
Exactly. Stories are the human language.