Meet The Author Of "We Celebrate Our Mother And Father"

There is a lot to be learned from an ordinary life, particularly one that has survived more than a century of the stuff. In "We Celebrate our Mother and Father," author Joseph Meissner describes the ordinary lives of his parents, which turn out to have had an extraordinary effect on the lives of their children. Meissner will visit Lakewood Public Library on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. to share.

Co-authored with his four siblings, this collection of letters, emails, photos and “I Remembers” feels like pulling up a chair to the Meissners’ kitchen table. The stories of their seven-year-old father having to drop out of school to work in the fields or their mother’s immigration from Ireland are realistic pictures of our collective past, making "We Celebrate our Mother and Father" both a personal record and a history of Ohio, describing life in the Buckeye State during the last century.

Most of all, the book is a labor of love, a parting gift to beloved parents, reminding us on every page how an ordinary life can affect generations. This Meet the Author event takes place in the Main Lower Level Auditorium. Books will be available for sale and signing.

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Volume 15, Issue 11, Posted 6:03 PM, 06.05.2019