Bonnie Holland shares life’s story with rotary

first_img You Might Like Friends bond over auto love   The Troy Car Enthusiasts meet each Thursday and Saturday night to share their love of all things auto. The… read more Published 11:00 pm Friday, May 11, 2012 Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The review from Amazon online bookstore gave Bonnie Holland’s latest release, “Rural Home: Recollections and Reflections,” a thumbs-up from Kat Kaycera.The review cites “Rural Home” as “anything but dull” and “insightful and positive” – a little bit “Fried Green Tomatoes” and a little “Forest Gump.” Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Next UpHolland told the members of the Brundidge Rotary Club Wednesday that she’ll take all of that but in stride.Holland is a Pike Countian who has two award-winning cookbooks to her credit. She is also a botanical artist. Holland continues to write and create works of art even though she has been “grounded” by post-polio syndrome.“Rotary was a little too late for me,” she told the Rotarians, alluding to Rotary’s contribution to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. “I contracted polio as a young child and will probably be the among the first generation that will be affected by post polio.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Bonnie Holland shares life’s story with rotarycenter_img Email the author Book Nook to reopen For Holland, there is no longer an occasion for pretense. She shares her life’s story in hopes that others will also find the heart of who they are.“I didn’t write ‘Rural Home’ as an autobiography because I wanted to continue writing my life’s story, so I wrote it as a memoir,” she said.What exactly is ahead for Holland the author, she’s not sure. But she’s looking ahead with great but guarded optimism.“‘Rural Home’ is being considered for a Hollywood storyline but that would be too much of a dream,” she said. “Right now, I’m looking toward writing a sequel and anxious to get that first royalty check. I’m enjoying every day of life with my wonderful husband, Gene. I’m at a very good place to be and life is good.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Holland said that post-polio syndrome is a condition that affects polio survivors years after recovery from an initial acute attack of polio.“There is a gradual weakening in the muscles that were previously affected by the polio, she said. “I cannot stand for a long period of time and I’m in a wheelchair most of the time. But I’m not sick and I’m not handicapped. I can still write and I can still do my artwork.” She then added with a laugh, “I just can’t run the vacuum, mop, wash dishes or clothes.”The purpose of the book, “Rural Home” was for Holland to find her true self, she said. She did so by thumbing through 30 years of journal entries as fodder for the writer’s mill.“By uncovering myself, I am no longer whispering but shouting out loud,” Holland said. “In my past, pretense was, on occasion, necessary for survival.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more