I am extremely proud to announce the birth of my newest baby – Valley Memories: A Nostalgic Look at Growing Up in The Naugatuck Valley!
Author Marion Garbien Marchetto (a member of Polish Falcons Nest 208) was born and raised in the Lower Naugatuck Valley, a direct descendent of Polish immigrants who settled there. In Valley Memories, she reprises her news column of the same name and adds additional memories of her childhood growing up in the 1950s and 1960s. To give perspective to the articles, she includes a bit of local history and recounts her memories along with the traditions of her ancestors. Readers will find themselves taken back to a time when The Valley was in the midst of change as it left the Industrial Revolution behind. Ms. Marchetto’s memories are indicative of the lives of Valley residents but overall can be compared to life in other small communities around the country. More than just the memoirs of a baby-boomer, Valley Memories gives a glimpse into a way of life that no longer exists.
I have had the priviledge of writing the Valley Memories column which appeared in a weekly news periodical for about five years. This book is the offspring of that column and was written at the request of the column’s many readers. I hope readers enjoy the trip down memory lane with me. I would love to hear comments and suggestions for a possible second book in this series.
Valley Memories is available through the following outlets at this time: Createspace, Kindle Store, and Amazon.com. Please note that if you purchase the soft cover book through Amazon, you can later purchase the Kindle edition for only $.99.
Of course, you all know I’m rating this book 5-stars. It is definitely family-friendly and suitable for all ages!