Sunday, June 3, 2012

My Mother's Collection of Stories

Thank you for visiting this collection of my mother's stories. My mom, Connie, passed away in December 2011 at the age of 68. She grew up in South Dakota, moved to Iowa in her late 20s, got married and raised two children. She also did it while having a certain form of Muscular Dystrophy.

Mom wrote these stories over the years, for writing classes she took, or just simply to write. Many of the stories are personal, with details about her growing up in South Dakota or her life in Iowa. There's even the story, The Green Light, about her learning to drive at the age of 28.

There's also the story about the passing of her mother, The Night That Changed My Life, where Mom wrote about how her mother's passing ultimately led Mom on her path to Iowa, her husband and two children.

Some of Mom's stories she wrote out by hand, others were typed. All have now been entered here to share with whoever wants to read them. I hope this site serves as a fitting memorial. -Connie's son, Steve, June 2012 

Introduction: Connie from South Dakota 

Growing up in South Dakota
Going out on her own
Life in Iowa
Disability awareness
Mom's Family
Mom's 1994 paper on education of children with disabilities
Creative Writing

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