Adult Book Discussion, Monday, Sept. 17th, 6:30 p.m.

Limping Through Life, A Farm Boy’s Polio Memoir by Jerry Apps.

“Families throughout the United States lived in fear of polio throughout the late 1940s and early 1950s, and now the disease had come to our farm. I can still remember that short winter day  and the chilly night when I first showed symptoms.

“My life would never be the same.”

Jerry Apps has been a rural historian and environmental writer for more than forty years. He has published fiction and nonfiction books on many rural topics, including Ringlingville USA, Casper Jaggi: Master Swiss Cheese Maker, Horse-Drawn Days, Old Farm, and Garden Wisdom for the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. He is a former county extension agent and professor at the University of Wisconsin College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

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