Author Libby McDonald Schaefer

Libby Schaefer photo and cover image


Please join us on Monday, February 13 for the launch of local author Libby McDonald Schaefer's sixth book, MY MOTHER SAID…And The Lessons I Learned. Inspired by memories of her own mother, MY MOTHER SAID… is a collection of  stories told by sons, daughters and granddaughters from all over the country.

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There is the son in the Air Force who tells of his mother and her early years growing up in a sharecropper family. Three women who hail from Minnesota talk of their lives. There is the daughter, her mother and her 103 year old grandmother, three generations of women, often living and learning together. Three women from PA tell of their mother, an Olympic Gymnast, whose record held for 70 years. A former Broadway actress, now retired and living in Las Vegas shares her stories of the support her mother provided in her chosen career, 

Each individual speaks with honesty, sincerity and sometimes laughter or tears, in sharing their stories of dealing with cancer and Alzheimer's Disease and their own parenting. Interspersed are Libby’s memories of her own mother, a single parent who spent her life devoted to her three children.

Libby McDonald Schaefer has written The Ladies of Punta GordaMemories of War: Women's Stories of Sacrifice and StruggleCooking with Grandma, Memoir of a Streetwalker: A Paripatetic Journey of Reduction, and Our Brothers' Keepers: For Those Who Have Forgotten and Those Who Never Knew.

Event address: 
212 W. Virginia Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950