Henrietta: Promises in the Sky!

by Carol F. Tuntland



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/10/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781489726599
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781489726612
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781489726605

About the Book

Irene Henrietta Bork was born in 1917 during World War I on a homestead on the prairies of southeastern North Dakota. As the granddaughter of two immigrant families, she grew up appreciating the opportunities she had in the United States, and was always interested in history, politics, and the happenings in North Dakota. She married Fay Sanders, and together, they raised four children. One of them was Holly, who had Down syndrome. While Holly had challenges, she excelled in certain areas – and the family always pushed her to reach her potential. Irene admired Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Hayes, Jacqueline Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, and Michelle Obama and was more liberal than conservative in her views. She was a remarkable woman interested in the world until her death at age ninety-six in 2013. Written by Irene’s daughter, Carol F. Tuntland, this life story recalls the hopes, challenges, adversities, and triumphs of the first-born granddaughter of German immigrants – and also serves as an important record of what life was like from the end of World War I and into the twenty-first century.

About the Author

Carol F. Tuntland has spent her life as an adventurer, growing up in North Dakota, enjoying life as an Air Force wife and mother, and serving as a college professor of fashion and textiles at Cal State University, Los Angeles. She earned a Bachelor of Science in home economics from North Dakota State University, a Master of Arts in home economics from Cal State University, Long Beach, and a Doctor of Education in institutional management from Pepperdine University. She’s retired and enjoys travelling the world and writing family stories. She lives in Huntington Beach, California, and is the co-author of The Textiles Handbook with Dr. Rebecca Davis.