Return of Old Maine Woman | Glenna Johnson Smith


The Old Maine Woman returns with her customary combination of sass, insight, and nostalgia in a host of new essays that shed their own particular light on the quandaries of being female, growing up, getting married, and getting older as a woman in the northern parts of the state.

The twinkling eyes of Glenna Johnson Smith don’t miss much, a skill that served her well when she was a seventh and eighth grade teacher, and also allow her to capture the deeper meaning beneath life’s seemingly mundane moments. Filled with grace, humor, and fortitude, Return of Old Maine Woman will captivate the reader with its straightforward observations and heartwarming outlook. For anyone who has longed to hear the insight of a relative that has seen something of this life, Return of Old Maine Woman will fill that role, and more. Join Glenna Johnson Smith in this lovely and engaging book, as she recounts what she has taught and what she has learned during the better part a century well-lived.

Written by Glenna Johnson Smith
Format: Softcover Book
Length: 161 pages
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781939017307

Located at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner.

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Glenna Johnson Smith (1920-2020) was born in Ashville, Maine, in coastal Hancock County and lived for many decades in Presque Isle, Maine. In 1941, she graduated from the University of Maine, married, and moved to a farm in Easton, in Maine’s Aroostook County. A teacher for many years, she also was heavily involved in school and community theater productions. Her writing has appeared in Echoes and Yankee magazines and other publications.

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