Bits and Pieces
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:11/1/2007 - Double Edge Press
By: Martha Curtis-Dougherty
As a young house-wife and mother of three, Martha Curtis hit upon a project to chronicle a year in her family's life. She began New Year's Eve, 1969, and continued through the year 1970. What resulted was a unique time capsule of the era. Often we speak of or hear how different it used to be. Was it really? Martha's book offers the answers simply by following the day to day routines, the plans and the hopes of her family. What we find as we read along is a testament that life really was much simpler, that communities really were more connected, and that faith was more abounding. Originally released in 1974, "Bits and Pieces" quietly ran its course of much excitement to barely remembered until late 2005. At that time it was picked up for re-release by Double Edge Press along with a request for Martha to do a follow-up in the same autobiographical journal style for the year 2006. The resulting effort was "Thirty-Six Years Later. . ." and a two book set. The span of years between saw many changes, but Martha still resided in the same community, and her hopes and plans proved to be as vivid as her first writing nearly four decades earlier. We hope you enjoy both this book "Bits and Pieces" and her second book "Thirty-Six Years Later. . ." as much as we have.