|Wrobbel (second from L), Schaefer (fourth from L) & friends|
Libby's book was published in January, and it is a gem. The transcribed interviews draw a picture of what life in Punta Gorda was like in years past and the many ways in which these women shaped our community. It is a reminder that we can all make a difference. (If you want to get a feel for the stories in "The Ladies of Punta Gorda," the article I wrote about the book for Florida Weekly is set out below.)
Libby is working on a new book entitled "Memories of War." Thoughts of "The Ladies of Punta Gorda, Volume II" also occupy her. And she's lobbying for a new mural in town honoring the contributions of the women she's helped us get to know. I have high hopes that all of these endeavors will come to fruition.
|Author Libby Schaefer|
|Faye Whitehurst Mobley Austin|
|Cornelia Ponder with her daughter and granddaughter|