Growing Up, Life on a Wisconsin Farm Book cover“Tom, Fred, David, and Sue took their first innocent childhood steps in the security of a loving family, playing with kittens and puppies, chasing cows out of Mother’s apple orchard, helping Dad with chores, raising calves and chickens for 4-H projects, exploring the woods, attending a one-room school, and making their share of mischief.” (From the backcover of Growing Up)

Read by Steve Lawless. Published in 2010 by Trafford Publishing.


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Tom Fortney, 2009

Tom Fortney in 2009 Photo by Jay Thurston

Tom Fortney lives on the Wisconsin diary and tobacco farm where he grew up in the 1930’s. A storyteller and genealogist, Tom wrote Fortneys in America 1848–2007 in tribute to his Norwegian heritage.