Books by Willma Willis Gore
Iron Grip: A Memoir by Willma Willis Gore Dedicated to the amputee veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, Iron Grip shows how learning to live without hands is only the beginning! I arrived in Gadsden, Alabama in September 1945 to join my Lieutenant husband, Alex, stationed there with the Army Chemical Warfare Service. Four days later, I happily awaited his return home from an assignment to New Orleans. Instead of our little '37 Chevy, an official Camp Siebert car parked in our driveway.Captain Greeley, hat in hand, came to the door to tell me that Alex had been "in a little accident at camp and his hands were burned." He suggested I come to the camp hospital and plan to stay overnight at the base.Two agonizing hours after I arrived at the hospital, the surgeon came to tell me both Alex's hands had been severed when he helped his men unload munitions.Our marriage-long adventure through tears and laughter took us from first making my two hands serve as four, his progress with exemplary dexterity to his finishing college, hiking in the High Sierra of California. and coaching our three sons on hiking .We hiked the High Sierra together; he achieved an excellent job in industry, and coached three sons in the arts of hiking and fishing–and, if you believe it, hand crafts. He gained total independence, an example to amputees everywhere and taught our three ons the use of hand tools and fabricating machinery. Together we proved that an iron grip on life can be had with either hands or hooks.Release date: February 5, 2011. Preorder by emailing Willma Willis Gore.____Long-Distance Grandparenting, Connecting with your Grandchildren from Afar offers a sturdy bridge for the many modern grandparents left wondering how they will adjust to this ever-shifting landscape…“All grandparenting experiences are not created equal,” writes Gore in the introduction.“Grandparents sometimes become rivals. Money can be scarce, time and transportation can be problems. Schedules conflict.”Gore interviewed dozens of grandparents, their children and grandchildren and infused every chapter with their stories, often quoting them directly.Read the entire review by Susan Stewart on Amazon.com.If you're in Sedona, stop by to say Hello to Willma and pick up a copy. If that isn't convenient, you can order Long-Distance Grandparenting from Linden Publishers, (800) 345-4447_____Something's Leaking UpstairsHave you ever fancied yourself a residential real estate investor with a portfolio of rental properties supporting your lifestyle of leisure travel? That was the dream George promised Claire when she gave him her hand!If you've ever dabbled in self-managed rental property, you'll not be able to put this book down. (You may split your sides laughing.)Along with rental management Claire is faced with learning how to manage pigs, chickens and calves–George's idea of the way to supplement income from rentals.You will step into scenes you will never forget. Like the couple painting a vacant cottage, when Claire greets prospective renters at the door, still wearing her husband's under shorts on her head to keep paint spatters out of her locks.Read more about Something's Leaking Upstairs and order directly from Willma at (928) 284-2703 or Publish America, (301) 695-1707._____Just Pencil Me In–Your Guide to Moving and Getting Settled (after 60. 70. or 80–if you're Willma Gore!) Not just moving, but entering into (or creating) a supportive and nurturing neighborhood.Not age-specific, except in the matter of encouragement, Just Pencil Me In covers a list of oft-forgotten details to smooth a move. The "getting settled" part may be more important.Gore finds friends and rides and holiday dinner and party invitations wherever she goes. Her experience can make even the most-reclusive among us feel better about "new digs."Again, if you're in Sedona, stop by to say Hello to Willma and pick up a copy. If that isn't convenient, you can order Just Pencil Me In from Linden Publishers, Inc. (800) 345-4447Perfect for Realtors and relocation experts to endear their clientele to themselves. Bulk pricing available.