|Rural Wisdom: Time-Honored Values of the Midwest (March, 1997)
wisdom of the Midwest is found in the minds and hearts of the people
who live there. Wisdom is expressed in the stories people tell of
earlier days and earlier times. Stories of happiness and hard work.
Stories of hardship and joy. As rural people tell their stories,
remember them, for in these stories are the values and beliefs that
have been passed on from generation to generation, and make the
Midwest what it is today.
The two most important things we can give our children are roots
as deep as a giant oak's, and wings as strong as an eagle's.
Work is never done, so take time to play.
A foundation for human ethics is developing an ethic toward the
When you hear the flocks of migrating Canada geese each spring and
fall, look upward. See the grace and beauty, cooperation and respect.
Noted author Jerry Apps collected these oft-spoken phrases,
observations, comments and conundrums. Together with striking
photographs by his son, Steve Apps, staff photographer for the
Wisconsin State Journal, the statements lend humorous, touching,
unique glimpses into rural life in the Midwest.
4-color laminated soft cover
10 x 7 inches