30340 S.W. Boones Ferry Rd. / Wilsonville, OR, 97070
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Wilsonville Old Church History Pub
Wilsonville Old Church & Pub - Wilsonville Old Church
5 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m. event
All ages welcome
5 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m. eventFreeAll ages welcome
Presented by author Dede Montgomery
book My Music Man illustrates the power of storytelling through
narratives of seven generations of family living near Oregon's Willamette River
As Dede Montgomery moves through grief to accept of the
death of her father, the stories in her book My Music Man shed light on
change, acceptance, and forgiveness amid close personal relationships and
Oregon’s natural landscapes. You’ll be catapulted into autumn on the
Willamette’s riverbank in the 1960s with the author and her brothers, where
they discover their father’s own childhood stories and the intimate
relationship he shares with the land. Tales about generations of family weave
between time periods, held together by the constancy of place and colored by
memories of picking berries and filberts, traveling through the West Linn
locks, and swimming in the river on a hot summer day. Montgomery describes
small-town life in a school where everyone knows everybody, and how it felt to
be an only girl in what often felt like a never-ending sea of boys.
About the Speaker:Dede Montgomery is a sixth-generation Oregonian and a certified industrial
hygienist working in research at Oregon Health & Science University. She
lives with her husband in West Linn where she never tires of exploring new
places along the banks of the Willamette River.
These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.
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