Memoirist Betty Auchard to speak on unique period of York history

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At 19 years old, Betty Auchard realized she had to grow up–fast.

In 1949, she moved from her parents home in Colorado to the campus of York College and her new role as wife to math and physics professor Denny Auchard and “mom” to the 11 college men he supervised.

She recounts her experiences during that time in her latest memoir “Living with Twelve Men…a mother in training.”

In addition to her funny and touching stories, this coming-of-age tale also chronicles a significant chapter in the history of York College: the fire that destroyed “Old Main” and its aftermath, including the closure of the school under theAuchard book cover guidance of the Evangelical United Brethren Church.

At 2:00 p.m. on July 19, the public will have a unique opportunity to hear Auchard speak about these memories in person during her book talk at the Kilgore Memorial Library.

Auchard is the author of the IPPY Award winning memoir Dancing in my Nightgown: The Rhythms of Widowhood.  In addition to writing, she enjoys presenting to audiences and narrating her own audio books.  Her stories and essays have been published in the San Jose Mercury News, Today’s Senior, and Chocolate for a Woman’s Soul series. Betty lives and writes in Los Gatos, California.

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