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My Life from the Horse and Buggy to the Internet Eloise Ward Phelps

My Life from the Horse and Buggy to the Internet

Eloise Ward Phelps

Published April 19th 2007
ISBN : 9781419664717
Paperback
126 pages
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 About the Book 

Eloise Ward Phelps is a remarkable 95-year-old woman who remembers traveling in a horse and buggy as a child and who learned to use a computer and the Internet after retirement. In this book, she writes about her experiences growing up in aMoreEloise Ward Phelps is a remarkable 95-year-old woman who remembers traveling in a horse and buggy as a child and who learned to use a computer and the Internet after retirement. In this book, she writes about her experiences growing up in a Universalist family that respected blacks in segregated North Carolina, attending college in Greensboro, driving the first bookmobile in Currituck County, and working as the first white library science teacher at the North Carolina College for Negroes in Durham. At the age of 29, she accepted a job in Lamar, Colorado and soon met her husband. After several moves and separations during his military service during World War II, the couple raised two children in Pueblo while Eloise maintained a career as a high school counselor and librarian. After her husbands death, she continued an active life, including moving to an apartment in Denver, taking trips with friends, spending time with her sister, and reading about, as well as experiencing, aging.