UPDATE: the documentary story of Idlewild & Woodland Park. WORDS of advice, when working on a big project take some time to breathe. It's alright.
SMALL TOWN STORIES . . . .
written by Rose Hammond
Transitions (Part 2) a coming of age story of Maggie Dorsey
Just a Poor Country Girl (the story of Charley Louise Dorsey Part 1)
Idlewild & Woodland Park, Mi (An African American Remembers) gift book
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Sitting with a few friends we began to reminisce . . . . summer block parties . The first one that I remembered was in Chicago. Both ends of the block were barricaded. It was a very hot and sunny day. Music was loud. Smells from the neighbors' grills covered the entire block. I sat on daddy's top stoop watching people dance in the streets.
What was your favorite block party?
After coming home with six bags of dirty clothes and a three-year-old, I was a wreck, unsure what to do with my life. Over and over I kept hearing my two friend's voices telling me that when I felt anxious or depressed to write. It wasn't as easy as this is sounds, but in 1994 Idlewild & Woodland Park, MI was first. Intended to be a documentary but turned into a gift book with coasters. Next was Just a Poor Country Girl. Then came the hardest one to write, Transitions. I was good at interviewing people, but how do you interview yourself? During the course of writing the book I had to take a vacation from the writing group, took much longer walks and learned to breathe in and out. Finally, Transitions, the first part of the series is complete.