Meet local author Peg DiBenedetto
who will talk about her recent book
Silver Dollar Girls
Saturday, Sept 30 at 1pm
Skene Memorial Library,
Set in a farming valley, very similar to that of her home in Halcott Center, a young woman living alone in her grandparent’s farm house during the pandemic discovers a box that contains papers describing how her great-grandmother Ruth became a pilot at a young age and then joined the prestigious Women Airforce Service Pilots.
Peg has written many of her mothers’ flight experiences into this fictional account about heritage and women of strength. Using occurrences from her own youth on her family’s dairy farm, along with valley lore, she weaves a realistic tale of life in a rural farming town–the friendships, hardships and rewards.
In this talk you can learn more about Halcott Center’s aviatrix heroine, Ruth Franckling Reynolds, who, with over a thousand other WASPs, contributed to the WWII war effort by ferrying almost every type of WWII transport and combat aircraft from manufacturing plants to air bases around the country.
Books will be available for $10 each.
In addition to being an author, Peg is the Chair of the Board of Directors of:
The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, a Trustee of the Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve, and Advisor to Catskill Neighbors, a volunteer organization that helps seniors who wish to remain safe and comfortable in their own home.
Peg is also the author of Ebony Bear, a children’s book about a black bear new mother of three cubs, and their adventures as they learn to share the world with humans.