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2011 Book Festival Author
Sanvidge Sisters

Author Biography

Susan Sanvidge is a freelance graphic designer. She lives in Chicago. Diane Sanvidge Seckar is a journeyman electrician and co-owner of Seckar Electric in Winneconne,Wisconsin. She also designs and makes crocheted hats and purses. Jean Sanvidge Wouters is a homemaker, seamstress, and volunteer in Winneconne. Julie Sanvidge Florence is the director of the Lebanon Public Library in Lebanon, Ohio.

In Penny Loafers & Bobby Pins, the four Sanvidge sisters, whose birthdates span the Baby Boomer period, present a lively chronicle of growing up in the 1950s and 1960s in a small midwestern town. Each sister writes about the facets of her childhood she remembers best, and their lighthearted stories are illustrated with period photos. Sprinkled with mentions of pedal pushers, home permanents, and "two-tone" cars; early TV shows and the first rock and roll; hula hoops, Tiny Tears, and Mr. Potato Head (played with a real potato); and memories of their grandparents who lived nearby, Penny Loafers & Bobby Pins also features "how-tos" for re-creating the fads, foods, crafts, and games the Sanvidge sisters recall in their stories.

In their first book, Apple Betty & Sloppy Joe, the Sanvidge sisters gathered food memories and recipes from their midwestern Baby Boomer childhood. In Penny Loafers & Bobby Pins you'll find out what they were up to - when they weren't eating.

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