Catho Darlington--Lessons Learned in the Space Age

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NOTE: THIS IS THE TEXT-ONLY version of Catho Darlington.
Catho goes from pigtails to pompadoured ponytail, leaving in her wake a hodgepodge of humorous and heartwarming experiences. It is all done with a gusto that can only be fermented with sassafras tea and "acifidity bags." Midwest Book Review says, "an original and genuinely talented author..heartwarming style." More

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About Sara Marie Hogg

Sara Marie Hogg was born in 1949 in Cabool, Missouri to Laura Marie and Dr. Garrett Hogg Jr., M.D. She attended Stephen F. Austin State University and graduated with a BFA from Texas Christian University in 1972 with a major in painting. She also studied under Chapman Kelly and Alberto Collie at Northwood Institute of Texas in the Arts Program. She has been published in Springfield! Magazine, Fate Magazine, Tulsa World and Taney County Times Newspapers. Poetry is her first love and she received an award in the First Annual Missouri Writers' Week Awards for Poetry and she received a Boswell Award for poetry from the English Department of her alma mater, TCU. Her poetry has been spotlighted in many anthologies including one by Enright House of Ireland. Her bound works include Catho Darlington--Lessons Learned in the Space Age (a novel), Blade Chatter (a short story collection written under a pseudonym) and Dark Shadings, Spattered Light, her first volume of poetry. She is also working on a children's book, Mumbledypeg, On Call, and a second volume of poetry, Multiple Exposures which she hopes to e-publish 2010.

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Review by: Robert Miller on Sep. 16, 2011 : star star star star star
I really enjoyed reading this book which is about a time when the kids had to create their own fun. Catho and her friends were always off on some adventure, and the adults just took it in stride. This book is in stark contrast to today's world where parents are afraid to let their kids play, and excitement comes from the computer screen.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Farnham Farrjones on Sep. 11, 2011 : star star star star star
Wonderfully written reminiscences of young boomer in the heart of America during the most important decades for the American culture.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Effie Mugslowe on June 23, 2010 : star star star star star
This is a wonderful book about life in the 1950s as some of us living in rural Mid-America lived it. The writing style is humorous and unique. I am glad I found it here on Smashwords to read again. I owned a bound book of it available from Xlibris and published in about 2000, but I lent it out, and as so often happens, never got it back. The printed book is filled with quirky illustrations done by the author. They add to the enjoyment of the book but are not necessary as the writing is very descriptive. If you are nostalgic about this time, the music, the TV shows, the small-town fun, I highly recommend it. Here's hoping Catho Darlington can have a second life for e-readers.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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