Still Cove Journal

Still Cove Journal None

  • Title: Still Cove Journal
  • Author: Gladys Taber
  • ISBN: 9780060142278
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Gladys Taber

      A prolific author whose output includes plays, essays, memoirs and fiction, Gladys Taber 1899 1980 is perhaps best recalled for a series of books and columns about her life at Stillmeadow, a 17th century farmhouse in Southbury, Connecticut.Born Gladys Bagg on April 12, 1899 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, she was the middle child and only one to survive to adulthood Her parents were Rufus Mather Bagg, who could trace his ancestry back to Cotton Mather, and the former Grace Sibyl Raybold An older sister, Majel, had died at the age of six months while a younger brother Walter died at 15 months During her childhood, she moved frequently as her father accepted various teaching posts until they finally settled in Appleton, Wisconsin Gladys graduated from Appleton High School and enrolled at Wellesley College, receiving her bachelor s degree in 1920 She returned to her hometown and earned a master s in 1921 from Lawrence College, where her father was on faculty The following year, she married Frank Albion Taber, Jr giving birth to their daughter on July 7, 1923.Mrs Taber taught English at Lawrence College, Randolph Macon Women s College in Lynchburg, Virginia, and at Columbia University, where she did postgraduate studies She began her literary career with a play, Lady of the Moon Penn , in 1928, and followed with a book of verse, Lyonesse Bozart in 1929 Taber won attention for her first humorous novel, Late Climbs the Sun Coward, 1934 She went on to write several other novels and short story collections, including Tomorrow May Be Fair Coward, 1935 , A Star to Steer By Macrae, 1938 and This Is for Always Macrae, 1938 In the late 1930s, Taber joined the staff of the Ladies Home Journal and began to contribute the column Diary of Domesticity By this time, she had separated from her husband and was living at Stillmeadow, a farmhouse built in 1690 in Southbury, Connecticut, sharing the house with Eleanor Sanford Mayer, a childhood friend who was often mistakenly identified as her sister Beginning with Harvest at Stillmeadow Little, Brown, 1940 , Taber wrote a series of books about her simple life in New England that possessed homespun wisdom dolled out with earthy humor and an appreciation for the small things She published than 20 books related to Stillmeadow, including several cookbooks.In 1959, she moved from Ladies Home Journal to Family Circle, contributing the Butternut Wisdom column until her retirement in 1967 In 1960, her companion, Eleanor, died and Taber decided to abandon life at Stillmeadow Having spent some summers on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, she decided to relocate to the town of Orleans where she would live out the remainder of her days While a resident of Orleans, Taber contributed Still Cove Sketches to the Cape Cod Oracle Her final book, published posthumously, was Still Cove Journal Lippincott, 1981.Gladys Taber had divorced her husband in 1946 and he later passed away in October 1964 She died on March 11, 1980 in Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Massachusetts at the age of 80.

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    1. This is a compliation of columns Taber wrote for a Cape Cod newspaper toward the end of her life, gathered and edited after her death by her daughter. It is organized to take us through a year from April to March, from the coming of spring, which Taber considers the true New Year, to the end of the following winter, when spring is just on the horizon. The book is a paeon to Cape Cod and to Taber's friends and neighbors, human and animal, two and four-legged, feathered and furred. There are brief [...]




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