Watermark Books and Cafe is excited to be hosting an event with Ann Anderson, author of Posts of a Mid-Century Kid. This is a memoir following Ann in the 1950s and 60s in Kansas. With humor and richly crafted details, she chronicles her mid-century childhood, offering a sampling of another era. This delightful and mischievous memoir advocates coloring vividly outside the lines. This author event and signing with Ann will take place on Tuesday, July 19th at 6pm at Watermark Books and Cafe. This event will also be live-streamed to Watermark's Facebook. You can find the Facebook live event here.
About Posts of a Mid Century Kid
Anderson takes us on a journey to 1950s and 60s Kansas and treats the reader to hometown cooking in her tasty memoir Posts of a Mid-Century Kid. With humor and richly crafted details, she chronicles her mid-century childhood, offering a sampling of another era. This delightful and mischievous memoir advocates coloring vividly outside of the lines
A fun exploration of vintage toys, traditional festivities and personal growth into adulthood when life was "easy." Ann vividly describes the beauty of the prairie state and the restorative impact of nature in her life. Summers spent at her grandparents' farm, growing up with cousins, and family reunions offer a connection to the halcyon days of the mid-century.
Ann is grounded in her sense of place and the reader will experience the tall grass prairie and the never-ending horizon that Ann shares so beautifully. Through her words, we are transported to the big red barn on her grandparents' farm, to the garden where her grandmother picked sweet red raspberries, and to the beauty of small moments
Posts of a Mid-Century Kid takes the reader on a comforting journey to the farm pond with a cane pole and a can of worms, summer vacations in Colorado, waiting for the seed catalogue with grandmother, and the joy of eating 'rainy day' popcorn balls with mom during a Kansas thunderstorm.
Ann offers generous helpings of comfort-food-reading as she shares family stories and recipes of prize desserts prepared for generations, and gives second servings of hope and strength in the form of experiences shared, and the memories she stirs into her words.
A life this rich also includes heartache. Ann speaks frankly of the loss of her mom and brother at a young age and the challenge of growing up with a father who never became involved in her life. She generously shares how she's created a family from friends, a joyful marriage, and a bond with cats throughout her life.
About Ann Anderson
Ann Vigola Anderson is happiest when she is in the Flint Hills with a view to the horizon.
Ann is a native Kansas and grounded in her sense of place. She is the author of Posts of a Mid-century Kid, a memoir about growing up in Kansas in the halcyon days of the 50s and 60s. With humor and richly crafted details, she chronicles her life, offering a sample of her love of the prairie, her grandparent's farm and some tasty recipes. She is passionate about sharing the simplicity of enjoying life and following her mother’s advice of ‘doing your best, having fun.'
Ann is a graduate of the University of Kansas. She teaches tennis at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. She and her husband and their two cats live in Lawrence, Kansas.