Lilacs With Dandelion Wine is an autobiographical account reflecting the life of Eleanor Simonson Eckhardt. It is written in an unusual venue you're certain to find interesting, funny and thought provoking.
Born in 1935, Eleanor Simonson Eckhardt was brought up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. She writes about everything; her childhood, family, friends, nonsense rhymes, joys, sorrows, mistakes, insecurities, loves, illnesses, faith, and discoveries in life. Her simple little poems or rhymes to friends are unremarkable, but intended to be meaningful to the recipients. Modern poets may consider some of her creations old-fashioned and, perhaps, a bit gauche, but she grew up in a world of memorizing the works of such poets as Longfellow, Poe, and Dickinson, actually finding it difficult to refrain from rhyming her poetry. Perhaps, because she also writes music, she loves the rhythm and cadence of poetry. Although she enjoys the freedom of free form as well, which can also be rhythmical, she more often tends to record these subjects in other categories.
Mothers will relate as she shares about leaving her eldest child in kindergarten for the first time. She also shares about other painful separations, such as those caused by the military and death.