Wilma Daugherty was born in East Palestine, Ohio. She was one of seven children growing up in a household surrounded by books and
music. After graduating from high school in Alliance, Ohio, she attended Grove City College in western Pennsylvania. There, she met
her husband Bill. They were married for fifty years.
A graduate of Bowling Green State University, she has two children, two grandchildren,
and five great-grandchildren. Wilma has been a gifted storyteller her whole life, and a writer for nearly as long.
Wilma Daugherty has the voice of a storyteller. The short memoirs contained in Fragments: Stories of Another Time chronicle nine decades of experiences as a child, young woman, mother, and finally, the last of her siblings. Sometimes nostalgic, sometimes tragic, these vignettes are reminders of a time before the rise of consumerism; a time when children made their own play and faced the harsh reality of epidemics without antibiotics and vaccinations. Wilma Daugherty successfully captures the tone of an oral historian becoming an authentic voice in the recollection of life in small town America.
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Fragments: Stories of Another Time