Barton County Historical Society will provide a meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. Carolyn Hall will talk about her book, Prairie Meals and Memories - Living the Golden Rule. Just in time for Christmas shoppers, the book is a delightful mix of her memories living near Olmitz, recipes from earlier days that are still tempting, and helpful hints. Her books will be available.
Carolyn Hall grew up on a farm near Olmitz. She received her dietetics degree from Kansas State University. She’s taught cooking and meal planning to food service employees, girl scouts, and 4-H. She served on the development committee for Kansas City Voices magazine and worked as a prose editor for the magazine. She has authored essays for Chicken Soup for the Soul and this February will mark her 5th appearance in the Chicken Soup collection. Her work has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, the Kansas City Star, the Kansas Poets Website, The Best Times, Echoes of the Ozarks, Produce Merchandising magazine and several other publications.
She has taught workshops on memoir writing, editing and cooking with children.
Her book, Prairie Meals and Memories was selected by the State Library of Kansas as one of the 150 “Best Books” of Kansas in 2011.
She has three children, Dr. Dawn, Dr. Clay and Dr. Lisa all KU or K-State grads—a house divided. She lives on a bluff overlooking the Kansas River in Shawnee.
The meeting is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. The museum is located just south of the Arkansas River bridge on US Highway 281.