Pork Neckbones, Sauerkraut & Rutabagas: Memories of my Green Lake Girlhood, a new book of neighborhood history by Dorothea Nordstrand, will be made available at a book launch on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, 2-3 p.m., at the History House of Greater Seattle (790 N 34 St).
Nordstrand’s four children share the following on an event flier:
This book of memoirs is the culmination of 25 years of story writing, begun when Dorothea was 70, and put together in humorous, heartwarming details from her vivid memory.
Despite the many hardships that her family endured during her childhood, the love and respect, sense of adventure and heartfelt enjoyment of life shine through. Her stories of homesteading in Eastern Washington and growing up on Seattle’s Green Lake are sweet and tender, revealing a spirit that was uncommonly adventurous for a woman of her era.
As her children, listening to her poignant stories and later reading them, our love and admiration has grown for our mom, for our grandparents, and for family and friends whom we did not know well. For those of you holding these pages for the first time, Dorothea’s delightfully winding threads of truth and love will immediately enfold you within the warm embrace of her family.
Welcome, Dave, John, Hildy and Paul
Dorothea Nordstrand passed away in May 2011 at the age of 95. According to her obituary, her family moved to Green Lake in 1919 and she graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1934. Following high school, she worked at Green Lake State Bank.
Pork Neckbones, Sauerkraut & Rutabagas will be available for $14.95 at the History House. It will also soon be available for online purchase at HistoryHouse.org.
For more information about Nordstrand, Pork Neckbones, Sauerkraut & Rutabagas, or the book launch, please contact History House at (206) 675 -8875 or john [at] historyhouse.org.