Landmark Memories

Joyce Slayton Mitchell’s memories of her girlhood in Hardwick, Vermont, will resonate with anyone who has spent time in a small town. Though unique to Mitchell and her experience, they have a universal quality that makes them relevant, humorous, and touching, even today. She presents us with a kinder world, a world we all need more of.

Tom Slayton
Editor emeritus Vermont Life magazine

With visions of new found money dancing in her mind, a parched throat generated by lawn mowing on a hot day at her down-the-street library quickly opened Joyce Slayton Mitchell’s 9-year-old eyes to the difficulty but importance of hard work. Mitchell tells this delightful tale, and many more, in her more-than-a-memoir Landmark Memories A Vermont Village 1930s-1950s. The book brings people to life, people she lived among as a young child and as a young adult. They and the stories they generated are the focus as much as how they shaped her.

“Mitchell tells many delightful tales in her more-than-a-memoir Landmark Memories A Vermont Village 1930s-1960s. The book brings people to life, people she lived among as a child and young adult.”

Ross Connelly
Co-publisher and editor of The Hardwick Gazette, 1986 – 2017.

Landmark Memories brought back memories of my youth as a Hardwick native and a longtime friend of Joyce Slayton Mitchell. I can attest to her colorful images of Hardwick’s special people. I highly recommend her tales of our lives in our rural town of Hardwick, Vermont.

John E. M. Robb
Superintendent of Schools for 17 years, retired
Vermont State Legislator, House of Representatives, four terms

Available:

Galaxy Bookstore in Hardwick, VT
Green Writer’s Press
Amazon