The Quilt of My Life

Alyssa mentioned working on the “Book of J” and writing my wisdom for the next generation. I like that. I also want to expand “The Quilt of My Life,” which may be included in the “Book of J.” I like what Alyssa reminded me I told her ...

Author: Joan O'Brien


ISBN: 9780557626960


Page: 238

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Joan M. O'Brien, a fourteen-year breast cancer survivor, lived in New Canaan, CT with her husband of 43 years, Michael. Joan had been writing for two years since she retired as an attorney in 2007. On September 8, 2009, Joan passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family and after completing the writings for this book.Edited by Dr. Alyssa J. O'Brien.Design by Will J. O'Brien.

The Quilt of My Life

Memoir Laszlo J. Solymosi. THE QUILT OF MY LIFE Memoir LASZLO J. SOLYMOSI Copyright © 2020 by Laszlo J. Solymosi. 2020913996 978-1-6641-2121-8 Library Front Cover.

Author: Laszlo J. Solymosi

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781664121195

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 118

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The author had a colorful life that included the Second World War, the Stalin era communist life in Hungary and the 1956 revolution that saw his father and brother deported to Russia for almost two months, finally escaping in mid January of 1957 after a five day stint in rebuilding in the area of the heaviest damage. He had to learn English. That was done in England. When he got to America he could not find a job in his trade(architecture) so he had to learn a new trade. In that trade he started as a tool and die maker and with evening studies continued his education leaving the machine shop floor worked in the design department that led to eventual management position. He retired in 2003. Truly a self made man with providential guidance. He feels that if one reads the first chapter of the book will want to finish it to the end.

My Life Everything but BUY THE BOOK

Since I don't have a nationally syndicated show like Mr. Howard, I'm going to take my chances here at lowering the profit margin on a few organizations. I'll tell you how and why they made my list, and you can certainly thank me later ...

Author: Scott Ludwig

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491701331

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 474

View: 609


To: Editor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution I believe your newspaper has been missing something for the last two decades. In fact it was the original reason I became a loyal subscriber in the fi rst place: the thriceweekly columns of my all-time favorite writer, the late, great Lewis Grizzard. Trust me when I say that as a loyal University of Florida graduate it’s diffi cult for me to admit there is actually something good that came out of the University of Georgia, and that something would be Lewis Grizzard. Born and raised in nearby Moreland (I reside in Peachtree City, Georgia), Grizzard had a major influence on my writing style. This is my sixth self-published book; one of them sold so well a publisher came a-calling tobuy the rights to it. Now I’d like to take my writing to the next level. That’s where you come in. Consider this book as both my job application and resume for a position on your editorial staff. Everything here on the back cover is my cover letter to you. I leave you with one simple question: When do I start?

My Life as a Superhero

The quilt on Tim's bed had been thrown back in a hurry, and the sheets were rumpled. I walked over to the bed and noticed Mr. Snuggly, Tim's teddy bear, lying face down on the floor. Tim never left Mr. Snuggly on the floor.

Author: R. M. Strong

Publisher: PublishAmerica

ISBN: 9781413719062

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

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After witnessing the brutal murder of her family, 15-year-old Tamara Weatherby is adopted by multibillionaire Paul Waterford, who just happens to moonlight as the superhero Krino. Tamara earns a role at Krino's side, but she soon learns that occupational hazards are the least of her challanges. She must deal with envious friends, over-protective relatives, and the persistence of the man who took her family away. Through her weaknesses and struggles, Tamara finds strength, courage and confidence that she never knew she had. But can she find the will to forgive her family's killer?

My Life Cursed or Blessed

She brought a baby quilt that she had made for my baby Ronetta. I found out a while later that it was some kind of tradition. The quilt was so cute. It was made from pieces of old clothes that all of us had worn throughout the years.

Author: Karla Johnson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475979022

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 482

View: 374


Graduated High School in 1971, three months pregnant. I left my mother’s house with my Fiancé. The only thing I took with me were the clothes on my back, the things I read in books, the things my Grandmother taught me which mainly involved cooking and cleaning, the Bible quotes and old folks tales my Grandmother used to say over and over, the few things my mother taught me during her brief and few periods of time into my life, and also a very special gift from God, which was the ability to play any musical instrument I chose to play. I thought I was grown and knew everything. What I didn't know was although I was very smart, I was also very naive. I got married in 1972 and had another baby in 1974. I worked for a police department from 1977 to 1985. I was in the Army National Guard from 1979 to 1985. So many unbelievable things happened to me during that time, both good and bad. So many more bad things happened than good that I started to think my life was cursed for some reason. It started to happen so much that finally I did not want to live any longer.

The Quilt

Since then , the quilt has become a touchstone in my life . Its bright pink skirt and perfectly stitched top graced my lonely bedroom after my divorce and my guest room after I remarried . I have lost the quilt twice , once in the back ...

Author: Elise Schebler Roberts, Helen Kelley, Sandra Dallas, Jennifer Chiaverini, Jean Ray Laury


ISBN: 1610605365

Category: Crafts & Hobbies


View: 395


Here is the largest, most comprehensive history of American quilts ever published! The Quilt explores the evolution of quilting in America, showing in vivid colors and patterns how African American, Amish, Hawaiian, Hmong, and Native American quilts celebrate cultural identity, and how quilts connect us to one another through quilting bees and other community groups. Noted quilt historian Elise Schebler Roberts also goes beyond the historical nature of quilts to cover current efforts at quilt preservation, collecting and appraising, and state documentation projects. Her book features an encyclopedia of favorite quilt styles and is gloriously illustrated with more than 200 full-color photographs of classic collectible quilts.

My Life on a Plate

There's a small silence for a while , during which we both sigh , which I do extra loudly , to show my support . ' I'm racking my brains , Tam . ... It was our life . ' ' Exactly . ... I sit up again , drawing the quilt around me . No.

Author: India Knight

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618154442

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Follows thirty-three-year-old Clara Hutt, a wife, mother of two boys, and part-time magazine writer, who discovers a desire to search for fulfillment and happiness.

The Dogs of My Life

Stormy lay comfortably on a quilt while Joe and I petted him and cried. ... As I think about him and how well he had done his job, I think how I want my Master, at the end of my life, to say, “Job well done, my good and faithful servant ...

Author: Karen Cobbs

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781524639853

Category: Pets

Page: 110

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The Dogs of My Life is a collection of stories about just that; the dogs of my life. I grew up with dogs and believe I learned, and am still learning, many lessons from them. Over the years I have thought about these lessons and what they teach me about the Kingdom of God. Isn't it just like God to use the simplest analogies, (parables), to show us the greatest truths? Each day I marvel at the things my dogs do that either teach me or remind me of something God would have me remember or know. As you read these stories, I hope you too will begin to look at your pets in a whole new way. Look at them as teachers. You will be surprised at what you learn.

Fighting for My Life

No longer were they prepared to enable me to continue to use; at the time I resented them, but in hindsight they all helped to save my life. I arrived at my mother's at 5 a.m., a total wreck. It had been months since she had seen me; ...

Author: Billy Moore

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472145598

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 790


'The next round in Billy's fight is pain-racked, frank and reflective . . . an inspiring piece from a man who's been to hell and back and has the scars to prove it' JOE COLE 'Brutally honest, dark and disturbing. A book that tells of the reality of drugs and a failing prison system' NEIL SAMWORTH, author of Strangeways: A Prison Officer's Story 'His life may have had many ups and downs, but Billy is a wonderful example of never giving up' JAMES ENGLISH 'A true story of forgiveness, not only learning to forgive others but also learning to forgive yourself. An incredibly emotional story about an incredible man who's had an incredible journey' LIAM HARRISON 'This time I am telling the story of my life both before prison in Thailand and what followed once I was back in the United Kingdom, my cancer diagnosis, more prison time and, finally, redemption. I am trying to understand aspects of my childhood that had a role in my eventual downward spiral into addiction, pain, misery and loss' BILLY MOORE Billy Moore spent three years in Klong Prem prison in Thailand, popularly known as the 'Bangkok Hilton', where he witnessed acts of extreme violence and sexual assault. Eventually he found purpose through taking part in Muay Thai boxing tournaments in jail. Here, he found 'a wall of human community' amongst the elite boxers and regained his sobriety. He was granted early release by the King of Thailand having excelled as a Muay Thai boxer in inter-prison tournaments. But back in the UK and a decade later - with his demons resurfacing - Billy's past caught up with him. He was caught and convicted of a burglary and was despatched to HMP Walton under then home secretary Theresa May's three-strikes rule. Billy has spent almost twenty-two years in various prisons, but since then, he has not only survived cancer, but also gone on to become a powerful advocate of boxing and anti-knife crime initiatives in the Liverpool area, training young boxers. A Prayer Before Dawn was made into a film directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire and starring Joe Cole, of Peaky Blinders' fame. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017, but by the time it went on general release, Billy was back in prison in the UK. In this follow-up to Billy's first international bestseller, an autobiography set largely in Thailand's infamous prison system, Billy sets out to explore his experience of childhood abuse that would lead to a life of drug addiction and near-constant incarceration. After Billy's sentence in Klong Prem prison was commuted as a result of his extraordinary success as a Muay Thai boxer, he returned to the UK. In this vividly told story, Liverpudlian Billy contrasts his first-hand experience of one of the cruellest prison systems in the world with his experience of UK prisons. The result is, in part, a shocking exposé of the inadequacy of care and the lack of humanity in British prisons. But Billy's story is mainly one of rehabilitation, recovery and redemption. Rich in detail, honesty and humour, his book is a fast-paced, unputdownable read which shows how the human spirit can endure and eventually thrive.

My Life So Far

“It's not a matter of women taking a piece of your pie. " she said to the gathered. attentive men. "it's about us sharing the pie and making it bigger." My experience at the GI coffeehouse was what caused me to begin calling myself a ...

Author: Jane Fonda

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409003625

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

View: 236


'There are always regrets in life, among them things we've done that we wish we could take back and erase. I have significant ones that will haunt me forever and which I hope I have been brave enough to confront in this book' Jane Fonda in the preface to My Life So Far. Now in her 60s, Fonda looks back over her life but also forward to the future. With unflinching honesty she addresses, amongst other things, her tragic and tortured relationships with her mother and father; her lovers and husbands, from Roger Vadim to Ted Turner; her passions and political views. The result is rare in its readability and sheer page-turning force. This is a powerful account of an extraordinary woman.