Dearest Dorothy, Are We There Yet? By Charlene Ann Baumbich
This humorous story is about an 87 year old farm lady named Dorothy Jean Wetstra (pronounced “Wet Straw”). Her antics will keep you laughing and wanting to read more. She’s an inspiration for all of us who are getting older. You will also be introduced to many of the townspeople of Partonville, Illinois which is the town nearest Dorothy’s farm. If you enjoy this book, then you must read book two, described below.
In this book, Dorothy is deciding what to part with of her belongings as she plans for the move to the city from her family farm. If anyone has tried to pare down their own belongings, you can relate to what Dorothy is going through. Not driving and getting rid of her old car, “The Tank,” is one of the hardest things for Dorothy to part with, for she will now have to depend on others to get around and she has always been a very independent person. Can she do it? Can she change after all these years of farm life? This is a very funny and also heartwarming story that will keep you guessing until the very end!