Farmer By Laura Elizabeth
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Del Farmer leans on the side of his truck outside the cemetery gates, watching intently as the local grave diggers dig deep into the earth, preparing the resting place of a poor old soul from the small town of Roscoe, Minnesota. As the radio blares inside his truck, Del's thoughts swing away from the grim work of the grave diggers to his own family, and how lucky he is they are safe and healthy. Little does he know his life and the lives of his seven brothers are soon be altered forever when he finds himself on a journey to help his brother find his missing step-daughter. After discovering what has happened to her he believes the torment is over when a twist is added to his life upon discovery that other family members are murdered. When the brothers come together it is apparent they have grown in different directions and it is made clear that some of them are now unacceptable to others. The turmoil is just too much for them. Along with this heinous act of carnage against their family they try to discover the truth when strange visions of spirits, ghosts and demons along with Angels appear before them. The police pressure them, the town's people confused and at bay. Who is pushed to the edge? This is a high drama/mystery of a paranormal sort. With massive adventure and intrigue it promises to capture your complete attention.
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~In this novel the brothers visit a number of cities, towns, businesses, landmarks and area that will interest many readers and be familiar to those from or know of Minnesota. South Dakota, South Carolina, and North Carolina. I write of concerns in the world such as war, peace, issues from around the world on politics, religion, and controvercail events.
There are several ghost stories that have gone through waves of people for years in Minnesota. Personal events that took place in my childhood, my life, or the childhood and lives of my friends and family. There are also unexplainable events of the paranormal including Angelic visits, visits with loved ones who have passed, evil spirits still trying to accomplish things they began in life and a look at life after death.
I have involved a actual tornado and since I have been in the midst of one. I believe it to be pretty accurate of what can happen. I discuss so many things that this is a huge book. Maybe it should have been 2 books, however I hade to stop somewhere, because I could gone longer with it. I have not forgot sexuality, I discuss sex and the choice of sexual lifestyle and the judgement of it as well. Understand relationships of family when we are young verses as adults. Read about Tanya telling a story of the most famous Bakery in the entire area, The Cold Spring Bakery!
You will come with me on a journey to visit a psychic, go to the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring Minnesota, and wonder around the outside old St. Ravens HomeNunery, now know as The Ravens Nest and St. Agnes Church, Go hunting and discover wierd things with members of my family, ghost hunting with friends to Colmeyers, near Mananah MN, and visit my most favorite lake; Lake Koronis where my Grandfather had a lake place, we spent summers there! Go to a barn raising and read how things were done back in the day. So many wonderful little side stories I cannot name them all.....
Wonder into the town of St. Joseph for a few moments, a small but needed reminder to all who know of it and the losses there and so many other towns in Minnesota. Visit the grave of my little brother who lay amoungest so many who died for or fought for their country at the Fort Snelling National Cemetary in Minneapolis Minnesota.
Visit North Carolina and South Carolina as well as South Dakota and read about famous spots I have been to them all including Comeyers and Belgrade.
Traveling up and down these roads you will find a piece of me, my family and my firends, as well as strangers who touched my life somehow! Enjoy the book! I enjoyed writing it. I also want to comment on the price. I was left no choice. You would be shocked at Amazons cut verses my small amount cut. How could paper and ink be so costly? The question I will forever ask!
Meeker County, MN
Stearns County, Mn
Madison County, NC
States and Cities mentioned;
Places of interest mentioned;
Chapel Hill Road
Lake Henry Ballroom
Cold Spring Bakery
Minneapolis International Airport
Fort Snelling National Cemetary
Who are the main Characters;
~Del is the main Character. Along with his 7 brothers they make up the boys of Farmer family.
Dad- Joe- Joseph Farmer, Born in Paynesville MN, German Catholic
Mom-Hildee, Hilda Grossman, Born in St. Joseph, MN, German Catholic
Del- Delbert Joseph, Age 34
Virg- Virgil Norman, Age 32
Whyn- Stanley William, Age 31
Jimmy- James Henry, Age 29
Joey- Joseph James, Age 28
Cal- Calvin John, 26
Brian- Brian Tulliver, Age 24
Wally- Wallace Laverne 22, Named after 2 of Joe's brothers
John Morgan Jr.- Joes best friend
Mariyln Farmer- Virg's Wife, college professor
This adventure takes Del and his borthers into a termoiled journey of love, hate, friendship, brotherhood and the realization of what happens to the simple life during tragedy.
~The book was Editied by my father. Thank you so much Dad!
~a List of family and friends who agreed to let me use their names and a bit about them twisted into a Characters;
My uncle, John Morgan Jr.
My aunt, Bernice Morgan (John Jr.'s Lovely wife)
My aunt, Michele Morgan/Pavlock
My uncle, Mike Pavlock(Michele's husband)
My cousin, Marcy Pavlock
My cousin, Loraine Morgan Martonik
My cousin, Tim Morgan
Tracey Morgan & kids.(Cousins by marriage)
My brother, Mike Phillips
My best friend & sister in law, Nancy Phillips
Basically like family, Marie Loscheider
Dear friend, Shelly Bradley
Basically like family, Tanya Rosenbrook
Basically like family, Janet Whetston
Tim Whetston(Janets husband)
and mentioning son Aiden & baby to come)
Dear friend, Jade B. Chandra
Steve Childers (My husband)
Josh Gilbertson (My son)
J.R. Childers(My son)
My doctor, Dr. Dan Cannon
John Morgan Sr. (Pappy to me) Deceased
Martha Whippo/Morgan ( Nanny to me)Deceased
My brother, Robert J. Phillips(Bobby)Deceased
My uncle, Bob Morgan
My aunt, Sis Morgan Bedford
My aunt, Maureen Morgan/Carlson
My mother, Mary Morgan/Phillips
Dave Martonik & kids(Cousins by marriage)
My uncle, Max Morgan
Mike Loscheider (Maries husband)
Brad Rosenbrook & kids (Basically family)
Father Garvey(Priest who buried my brother)
I can't thank you all enough for letting me involve you in this heart filled journey! My love to you all!
~The book cover was done by Laura and Demetrious Zouharis of LD Commercail Art. Thank you my dear friends, its perfect. I love you both dearly! xoxoxo, Coo
~ This novel is dedicated to my family, friends here on earth as well as those who have passed on.
~Specail mention of Ted and Terry Oledzki for all they have taught me and been there for me.
~To my family at home, Steve, Mom, Josh & J.R.- Thank you for cooking, cleaning, making sure I ate to keep my sugar level up, made me leave the house sometimes rofl, and loved me thorugh this one more time?! Its been a haul, I love you guys!