AUTHOR Teresa Irish, was a part of a special talk at the Durand Union Station on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Her book, “1,000 Letters Home: The Journey of the Letters” was put together by Irish after she found 1,000 letters in a trunk her father owned shortly after his death. Irish compiled the letters to go into her book, which tells about her father’s experiences during WWII. Durand Depot Director Mary Stone is shown first in the line at the event, followed by Irish, Durand Librarian Nancy Folaran, and President of the Friends of the Library Becky Landris.
Irish shared with the crowd at the depot on Tuesday night about all the experiences she had growing up in a large family of 10 children, on a farm in Hemlock, and how her father always was the optimistic, everything-will-be-great, musical, kind of man. She shared with the audience how after reading the letters she now sees the world through her father’s eyes much more. The program was sponsored by the Shiawassee District Library – Durand branch and you can find out more about Irish’s book by visiting her website at www.athousandlettershome.com. (Independent Photos/Elizabeth Wehman)