Of Time and Memory: A Mother's Story




      Of Time and Memory: A Mother's Story
Peggy Loraine Schwartz was nineteen years old when she gave birth to twin boys in a small town in Pennsylvania in the August heat of 1950 When she died sixteen days after her babies were born, her young husband was cast into a bottomless sorrow The love that he had shared with Peggy had been so new and exquisite that in order to go on beyond the dreadful confusion and loneliness of his loss, in order to live without her, he had to forget her.She was lost to her sons as well For nearly fifty years they never knew who she was, what she stood for and how she had loved them in their brief moment together.In the winter of 1998, the young boy Peggy had married was seventy four years old, living only a few miles from where they had danced on Saturday nights after the war Now he was caught in a terrible irony For years he had tried to forget Peggy in order to survive her loss, and now that he was losing his own life, he wanted desperately to recall her cancer had struck him down With time running out, one of Peggy s sons set out in search of her.After A Long Silence is the story of his journey, a journey that took him into the lives of all the people who had known his mother and the places where she was still remembered He found her closest friends from high school, the elderly women who had been bridesmaids at her wedding, teachers who had known her as a child He retraced her steps to the basement her friends had decorated for a surprise engagement party, the apartment on Broad Street she had shared with his father after their honeymoon, the house where she had kissed her babies goodbye on the last morning of her life, the hospital room where she had died And, remarkably,to a face to face meeting with the doctor who had seen Peggy through her doomed pregnancy This meeting revealed the secret of her untimely death a secret she had taken to her grave.In the end, this book is the fulfillment of a son s dream to bring into the world the voice of the young girl who had given him her life. Best Download [ Of Time and Memory: A Mother's Story ] By [ Don J. Snyder ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Of Time and Memory: A Mother's Story
  • Don J. Snyder
  • English
  • 05 August 2018
  • 0375404082

10 thoughts on “ Of Time and Memory: A Mother's Story

  1. Jay says:

    This is a book about the chasms that open up between people between husband and wife, father and son, son and mother, parents and daughter, doctor and patient, the quick and the dead, and that suck our lives into them It s about as poignant a story of love and loss as anyone could imagine Snyder and his twin brother, David, were born in August 1950 to a mother suffering from acute preeclampsia a condition where the fetus literally poisons the mother In this case, there were two fetuses, S This is a book about the chasms that open up between people between husband and wife, father and son, son and mother, parents and daughter, doctor and patient, the quick and the dead, and that suck our lives into them It s about as poignant a story of love and loss as anyone could imagine Snyder and his twin brother, David, were born in August 1950 to a mother suffering from acute preeclampsia a condition where the fetus literally poisons the mother...

  2. Kandice says:

    This was obviously a labor of love A young man, born a twin, whose mother died soon after his birth goes back and tries to reconstruct her life Sadly, that life comprised only 19 years.Snyder s style is what kept me from giving thisstars It was very dry and devoid of feeling I had feelings about what I was reading, mostly sorrow, but he seemed to have none What he found was relayed in such a dry voice, that I felt almost silly for the depth of feeling I would occasionally experience.I This was obviously a labor of love A young man, born a twin, whose mother died soon after his birth goes back and tries to reconstruct her life Sadly, that life comprised only 19 years.Snyder s style is what kept me from giving thisstars It was very dry and devoid of feeling I had feelings about what I wa...

  3. Carolyn Simmons says:

    As I finished this book, I became angry at Don Snyder s mother She chose to give up her life in order that her child might live I am sure it was a difficult decision, but I feel she should have given her husband and her parents a chance to help her decide As it turns out, she had twins..so she left two little boys without a mother I also feel angry at the doctor and hospital who let her go home from the hospital several days after the twins were born I am not sure if they could hav As I finished this book, I became angry at Don Snyder s mother She chose to give up her life in order that her child might live I am sure it was a difficult decision, but I feel she should have given her husband and her parents a chance to help her decide As it turns out, she had twins..so she left two little boys without a mother I also feel angry at the doctor and hospital who let her go home from the hospital several days after the twins were born I am not sure if they could have done anything to h...

  4. Carol says:

    A serendipitous pick at the library Just browsing the shelves and found this bookjust weeks before celebrating my son s 38th birthday Other ironies I m the same age as the author and I was diagnosed with toxemia when pregnant with my son Unlike the author s mother, I had a good outcome Both my son and I survived When Don Snyder describes his mother ripping the seams of her maternity clothes because she couldn t fit in them any, memory flashed back as I eventually only had one outfit A serendipitous pick at the library Just browsing the shelves and found this bookjust weeks before celebrating my son s 38th birthday Other ironies I m the same age as the author and I was diagnosed with toxemia when pregnant with my son Unlike the au...

  5. Paul says:

    Some authors write books to have written them their product is the end result In this book, the writing was Snyder s recording of the end result his giving meaning to the mother he lost.That being said, the sentimental value alone is not reason enough to read it sentiment is fine, but it s Snyder s opening up, his fear of knowing things as they happen that makes you feel you re there, like you re seeing it...

  6. Catherine says:

    Don Snyder s mother died in 1950 at the age of nineteen She had given birth to Don and his twin brother only sixteen days prior to her death Snyder delves into his mother s past to tell her brief life story Snyder s mother, Peggy, suffered from preeclampsia, a medical condition which apparently still accounts for approximately 76,000 deaths per year, according to the Preeclampsia Foundation This book is terribly sad as Snyder culls through his parents past and reveals h...

  7. Pamela says:

    This book had a lot better rating then I would have given it There was way too much repetitiveness It was interesting learning about his Mother, who definitely had a mental disorder, and finding out why sh...

  8. Ms. S........... says:

    Watched a beautiful movie, Sweet Land, which starts by quoting this book Let us hope that we are all preceded in this world by a love story And yet, the love story that precedes Mr Snyder does not give him the peace and bouyancy that he needs Poor man He needs to forgive himself and relish in th...

  9. Marti Dahlquist says:

    Well written and at points incredibly sad, but the story was not gripping enough to grab me and keep my attention It might have made a good article in a magazine but I m not sure it needed an entire book to tell the story.

  10. andrea says:

    What an amazing authorto dedicate such time and put all his love into finding the people that knew his mother when she was alive And then to write her love story So beautiful She is smiling down on her son The son she gave her life for

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