Book Signing this Wednesday

Meade Public Library will be hosting a book signing this coming Wednesday, April 3, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Norma Nightingale, of Montezuma, will be presenting her book, This, That, and Everything.

This, That, and Everything shares the true and often  hilarious account of the starts, the stalls, the reverses,  and the restarts of Norma Nightingale’s life. It covers  the whole range of her life, from childhood to becoming a  grandma and beyond. In a memoir that is humorous and sad by  turns, she recounts her life, which began as the sixth of  eight children born into a Holdeman Mennonite family. Their  way of life was to live in simplicity with economy and  modesty—including the way they dressed and how they  conducted themselves, not drawing attention to themselves.

She tells of her childhood growing up in central  California on the property of the Gallo Winery, where her  father worked. Her marriage at seventeen to Winston  Nightingale, who was eighteen at the time, opened a new and  exciting chapter in her life, first in California and later  in Kansas, where her husband was offered a new job. She  talks of her devastation at discovering that, after having  three children, she had early stage cervical cancer.  Happily, she survived and thrived in Kansas with her  family.


This, That, and Everything is the charming  memoir of a woman who continues to live her life to the  fullest, with love, hope, and a wonderful family.