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From her two-fold career as teacher and musician, Sheila Balls draws humorous and touching anecdotes that will tickle readers' funny bones and strike chords of recognition.
soft cover, 142 pages
Published 2003 by The Brucedale Press
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Ms.pegasus
May 18, 2013 Ms.pegasus rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone interested in anecdotes about domestic life.
The author, Sheila Balls, grew up in North Bay, Ontario, in the comfortable embrace of large extended families. A sense of warmth pervades the book through even the most trying experiences described in this collection of anecdotes. It reads like a life recalled while leafing through a family photo album; childhood, holiday traditions, community theater productions, quilting parties and home remodeling projects are chronicled with gentle humor. This is a book about remembering the happy times.
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Sheila
Mar 05, 2010 Sheila rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: people in mid-life or older
Recommended to Sheila by: my readers say they like the book
Actually, I am the author of this book with about 700 copies sold. You will find it a mix of nostalgia, humor, philosophizing. If I could have imagined the sometimes crazy experiences we have had I might have been able to write fiction. My hero Garrison Keillor is a better writer than me. But then, he *did* write fiction. One thing I guarantee: all my stories are true.
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Sheila (Smith)spent her first twenty years in North Bay Ontario and went on to a teaching career which took her to the Sudbury area, Whitby, and finally Owen Sound. Here she met and married Carl Balls in 1971 and they raised two children, Michael born in 1974 and Catherine in 1976.
Sheila wrote through all those years but began publishing material only when she retired from teaching.
Her first boo
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