The Nice Thing About Strangers

Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.

Guest Post: Rachael Hanel. We’ll Be The Last Ones To Let You Down.

The last in my series of friends, instead of strangers, do check out Rachael Hanel’s lovely memoir!
Rachael Hanel, graveyard

The Nice Thing About Strangers

Rachael Hanel, graveyard Photo credit: Steve Pottenger

Thanks so much to Paige for allowing me to guest post on her fabulous blog!

If you’re like me, you are inspired by Paige’s adventurous travels. If you’re like me, you also are filled with a twinge of envy! I have a major travel bug, yet I wrote a book that is, at its very core, rooted in one place.

We’ll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down: Memoir of a Gravedigger’s Daughter, reflects on my years growing up in small-town Waseca, Minnesota, where my dad indeed was the local gravedigger. This background gave me a unique perspective on both life and death.

I wanted my book to evoke a deep sense of place. My own roots run deep in Waseca. My grandparents settled in Waseca County to farm the rich, fertile soil—my paternal grandparents in the northern part of the county, my maternal grandparents…

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This entry was posted on May 15, 2015 by in Travel.

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