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Oklahoma genealogy group to hear 'Letters from a Farm Boy'

Paul Cunningham
Paul Cunningham

Growing up on a farm in Oklahoma in the 1930s and 1940s was a lot different from farming today. Yet, some might say it also was similar in many ways.

The Oklahoma Home and Community Education Genealogy group will meet at 10 a.m. March 19 for a discussion and readings from “Letters from a Farm Boy” by Paul Cunningham.

Cunningham grew up on an Oklahoma farm and decided to take some of his memories, good, bad, ugly and funny, and put them to paper. The result was the book “Letters from a Farm Boy,” a collection of more than 65 letters about life on the farm in the 1930s and 1940s in the Hughes community southeast of Lindsay. In his letters, Paul talks about various stores, driving a school bus, working in the broom corn fields and a variety of “incidents” growing up.

In addition to being the author of the book, Paul is a retired investment adviser and, with his wife of 63 years, lives in northwest Oklahoma. He is now the OHCE Oklahoma County treasurer and a member of the genealogy group.

The March 19 meeting will be at the Oklahoma County OSU Extension Center, 2500 NE 63, and is open to the public with social distancing. Masks are required. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendees are asked to check for meeting changes by visiting the group's Facebook page: ohcegenealogy or going to www.ohcegenealogy.com.

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