Born Lucky: Reflections of Life on a Northern Michigan Farm [Signed Hardcover]

By: Pavlis, Elmer

Price: $30.00

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Book Condition: Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, 15.5 by 13.5 cm, 264 pp., illus. Fine, unread copy in near fine jacket. Signed on the title page by the author: “Greetings / Elmer A. Pavlis / 12-26-2002.” From the front flap: “Born Lucky portrays life on a farm in the twentieth century – a sharp contrast to our present twenty first century quid pro quo way of life. The motivation to improve one-self and one’s community was very strong and expectations of personal gain were modest. The conduct was a result of a strong conviction that this was simply the right way to live. A reader is able to gain a personal understanding of farm life in the Grand Traverse region of Michigan. Elmer recollects hard work, sharing, and building community, along with discipline, perseverance and sacrifice required. The lifestyle he describes is largely based on authentic connections to the earth and to the varied members of the community. The record Elmer has created of eight decades of farm life is invaluable. His selfless giving, which has been reflected back to him through the years, in friendships and achievements is an example for everyone.” Laid in are five color photocopies of pictures of Pavlis’s ax collection and a hand-written note: “I have 220 axes, 123 different hammers, 5 buildings full. Come out next summer.”

Title: Born Lucky: Reflections of Life on a Northern Michigan Farm [Signed Hardcover]

Author Name: Pavlis, Elmer

Categories: Agriculture, Farming, Biography & Autobiography, Michigan,

Edition: first edition, first printing

Publisher: Buckley, MI, Elmer Pavlis: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3298