Renee Graef at Hoover

Earlier this week I wanted to link to this post in a conjunction with a link and I shined it up a little bit, so I decided to share it for my reblog this week.

Sarah's Notebook

Illustrator Renee Graef came to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa to speak on October 23rd and 24th, 2008. It took me awhile to post about it, but I wanted to get it right and I had to do some fact checking before I posted.

How to Pronounce Her Last Name

First, I have to apologize for saying her name wrong for some time now. Even though this was the second time I met her, this time she made a big deal about pronouncing her name correctly (or rather Mary Evans did, but I think it must have come from her). You pronounce it like Gray-F not Graph.

Ma’s Father Never Came Back

Second, the most interesting thing Graef said was that one day Ma’s father left to go to work like any other day and never came back. She suggested that the knowledge of that had to…

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Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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