Echoes from the Past
Mabel G. Ebner
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© Copyright 2012 by Mabel G. Ebner
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I want to dedicate this book to my beloved brother, Mitchel Jerry Stoumbaugh. His unending patience in helping me complete this tremendous undertaking was extraordinary. Without his invaluable help, I would have abandoned this work long ago. While proofreading the manuscript, Mitchel’s constant encouragement made me feel that I could accomplish anything. Unfortunately, Mitchel died of cancer before we were able to make the final corrections.
From the time I was a child, my mother read to my brothers and me. As a result, reading is one of my passions. I love books the entire family can enjoy, so I tried to create this novel in like manner. This story first came to me in a dream, then the characters became such a part of me, invading my waking hours as well as my sleep, that I finally put pen to paper. I have tried to bring the characters to life in such a way as to touch the readers’ hearts, thus allowing them to feel empathy for the characters’ daily struggles, embrace their joys, plus rejoice in their triumphs. If perchance you see your name within the pages of this book, it is purely coincidental.