sharing late father’s WWII story from enlistment to trained bombardier

Author talk: ‘From Fledgling to Flyer’ by Mimi Gough

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WALDOBORO — Mimi Gough to speak about her memoir, From Fledgling to Flyer, Tuesday, September 10, at 7 p.m., at the Friends of Waldoboro Public Library Annual Meeting.

Mimi Gough is an enthusiastic teacher, world traveler, history buff and storyteller. She began writing as a teenage reporter for the local newspaper and more recently has contributed travel tips. Her
exploration of more than 40 countries has ensured that her native Maine accent has disappeared, but it’s confirmed her affection for the one place on earth that feels like home, according to Friends, in a news release.

She is currently a professor at Purdue University Global and was a keynote speaker at the 2019 Literary Festival in February.

Her memoir, From Fledgling to Flyer, was launched at the Maine Military Museum and showcases letters that her late father left behind, sharing his WWII story from enlistment to trained bombardier in the South Pacific. Although he died when she was only fourteen years old, her vivid memories of his spirited love of life began to make her realize how much he had influenced her life and been by her side all along.

This program directly follows a 5:30 p.m. potluck meal and short annual meeting for the Friends of the Waldoboro Public Library.

The public is welcome to attend the potluck and meeting.

This program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

For more information, call the library at 832-4484

Event Date: 

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 5:30pm

Event Location: 

Waldoboro Public Library

Address: 

958 Main Street
Waldoboro  Maine
United States