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Della's young adulthood was progressive for the times. Though a farmer's daughter, she graduated from high school and earned a teaching certificate from Kutztown University. She spent nine years teaching in one-room schools in eastern Pennsylvania near her birthplace of Hereford. Della drove a Model-T Ford, and explored Philadelphia with her uncle Alfred. At age 35 she married Clarence Geissinger, a Mennonite farmer, and eventually gave birth to four children.
This 40-page book includes 44 family photographs, two drawings, one poster and a letter, and recollections from the author and other family members.
Darlene Schneck grew up in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania and is now living in Staunton, Virginia. She is a manager at the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton and a freelance book designer. A graduate of Kutztown University’s communication design program, Darlene spent 25 years working in book publishing with Rodale, Inc. in Emmaus, Pennsylvania as a book designer and the Managing Art Director of Books. She enjoys history, photography, travel—and most of all, being a “story-catcher.”